Lodoïska' was first performed at the Théâtre Feydeau in Paris on 18 July 1791. The opera was received enthusiastically and ran for 200 performances. It was so popular that it was revived again at the Feydeau in 1819 and was performed frequently in the Germanic countries in the early 19th century, including a production in Vienna in 1805, while Cherubini was there.
This recording on original instruments, under Jeremie Rhorer, points to the debt, musically and politically, Beethoven owed to Cherubini in his later 'rescue' opera 'Fidelio'. Rhorer is conducting 'Le Nozze di Figaro' at Glyndebourne thus summer.