Other operas quickly followed, and Paër rose to fame in Italy and throughout Europe. In 1797 he was appointed music director of the Kärtnerthortheater in Vienna; in 1802 followed his appointment as composer to the court theatre in Dresden. His opera "Leonore" (1804) is based on the same story as Beethoven's "Fidelio", which premiered in 1805. Beethoven held Paër in high regard. Napoleon discovered him in Dresden and offered him a royal salary in Paris. There, in 1809, he celebrated his biggest operatic success with "Agnese". Paër's career continued during the Restoration, culminating in his appointment as director of the royal orchestra in 1832. Although his compositions are rarely performed today, Ferdinando Paër had a deep influence on the following generation of composers, such as Berlioz, Chopin and Liszt, who studied composition under him. - On stationery with lithographed letterhead of the "Musique du Roi". Well preserved..