On April 4 1812, François-Adrien Boieldieu's opera Jean de Paris is performed for the first time at the Théâtre Feydeau, Paris. It was his first production since returning to Paris from St. Petersburg.
Boieldieu was a French composer, mainly of operas, that was quite famous in the early part of the nineteenth century sometimes. He was sometimes called the "French Mozart". In 1804, he had gone to Saint Petersburg to take up the post of court composer to the Tsar of Russia. He stayed until 1810.