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Antonio Sacchini (1730-1844)

Information about the composer Antonio Sacchini and his operas.

One of the leading composers of Italian opera seria of the late 18th century.


Oedipe à Cologne

Based on Oedipus at Colonus, the second part of the trilogy of Greek tragedies by Sophocles, it was considered an inspired work by Berlioz.

Recommended recordings on CD

Brown/Loup/Paulin (Naxos 8.660196-97)


Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Ryan Brown, 2005.

Cast: François Loup (Oedipe), Nathalie Paulin (Antigone), Robert Getchell (Polinice), Tony Boutté (Thésée), Kirsten Blaise (Eriphile).

Naxos 8.660196-97

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