Among his friends were and ; with the latter he planned a comic opera in the fashionable style of ,.
He began an opera on a entitled Jean Hunyade, to a libretto by , but abandoned it, after completing four numbers, in 1867.
His full-time official post severely restricted Chabrier's ability to compose large-scale works.
Works for Piano: Emmanuel Chabrier.
, The Guardian, 1 July 2003 subscription required• The opera has been revived from time to time, but has not gained a regular place in the international repertory.