Soon Satan appears and begins to play havoc with everyone’s lives, forcing Hélios to choose between marrying Olympia and leaving Lilia to die.
He opts for a pagan marriage, and before long the slaves are in revolt. The music of David (1810–1876) has sometimes been compared with that of Berlioz, who himself welcomed Herculanum warmly in a review.
As the ominous rumblings of Mount Vesuvius grow, the Christians console themselves with the prospect of eternal life (‘C’est le ciel! Though that comparison is stretching things a little, it does perhaps give an idea of what Berlioz would have sounded like if he had wandered off along Orientalist tracks.
Having studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Cherubini, David visited the Middle East and remains best remembered today as the composer of the ‘ode symphonique’ Le Désert.
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Evidence of the Bronze Age period is far more widespread – an early Bronze Age axehead was found at Bree and a gold disc at Kilmuckridge, for example.
Several of his operas reflect this interest too, notably Lalla-Roukh, Eden and Moïse au Sinaï, though other works ( Christophe Colomb and La Perle du Brésil) suggest the equal draw of the New World.
Almost Meyerbeerian in dramatic ambition if not in duration, Herculanum was to remain the composer’s only grand opéra.
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