- Development Hell - The Trojans took years to get past bureaucracies to the stage. Berlioz then had to cut his opera into two different works (the sack of Troy had to be completely dropped). Even before that, he thought of an opera based on the Aeneid for years, and Virgil was never far from his mind even in his childhood. It wasn't until the 1850s when he finally composed it.
Trivia / Hector Berlioz