La punition: a delightful comic opera of Cherubini recovered

Delivers analytic reflections on La punition [The punishment], a comic opera written by Luigi Cherubini on the libretto of Desfaucherets and performed on 23 Feb. 1799 at the Théâtre Feydeau. Shows similarities and differences between contemporary and later productions of opéras comiques and pièces a sauvetage. The libretto of the opera is contained in an appendix.