The inscription informs the stranger, that Dr. —— died here on his return from China, after the wreck of the Alceste.
He had been present as a boy at the first representation of "Alceste."
Great is the temptation to answer with Alceste: "Nous verrons bien!"
Gluck had not been willing to entrust his "Alceste" to these singers.
"Orfeo" and "Alceste" were produced, and Gluck became the favorite of the nobility and the artistic circle.
No, Alceste, I am well justified in keeping my self-respect intact.
The success of Alceste was still greater; and after its production in 1768, no other opera was played for two years.
The refrain is altered from 'Alceste is here' to 'My lady cometh.'
One night, when Gluck's Alceste was being played, he happened to occupy the next seat to Marmontel.
"It is my wish; it is my wish," she cries when Alceste hesitates to comply with her demands.