"Les Troyens is truly epic opera in five acts by Hector Berlioz.
Berlioz's great work is one of the most fabulously rich of all operas, a tour de force of passion in music and an extraordinarily demanding one for its central characters. The story is from the great Classical myths, dramatizing the fall of Troy and Enée's (Aeneas's) doomed affair with Didon (Dido), Queen of arthage. It brings alive a wealth of human emotions set against the monumental canvas of the rise and fall of empires.
The score is a musical masterpiece in its own right, famous for the most ravishing of love duets, the most stirring of martial music and the most pictorial evocations of landscape - an instrumentally brilliant of opera scores."