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Composer: Meyerbeer, Giacomo (1791-1864)

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Year of birth1791
Year of death1864
NationalityUnknown
PeriodRomantic
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BerlinLes Huguenots

Les Huguenots
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Alexander Vedernikov; David Alden; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Giles Cadle; Constance Hoffman; Erin Morley; Irene Roberts

BerlinLe Prophète

Le Prophète
Meyerbeer: Le Prophète
Enrique Mazzola; Olivier Py; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Pierre-André Weitz; Gregory Kunde; Clémentine Margaine

BerlinDinorah, ou Le Pardon de Ploërmel (konzertant)

Dinorah, ou Le Pardon de Ploërmel (konzertant)
Meyerbeer: Dinorah, ou Le Pardon de Ploërmel
Enrique Mazzola; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Sabine Devieilhe; Philippe Talbot; Florian Sempey; Nicole Haslett

BrusselsMichèle Losier – Olivier Godin

Meyerbeer, Gounod, Franck, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Massenet
Michèle Losier; Olivier Godin

DresdenLes HuguenotsNew production

Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Alexander Vedernikov; Peter Konwitschny; Dresden State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Venera Gimadieva; Štěpánka Pučálková
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A winter triple bill at The Royal Ballet

Artists of the Royal Ballet in Ashton's Les Patineurs © Alice Pennefather | ROH, 2018
A mixed bag from three titans of twentieth century ballet. of which Les Patineurs stands the test of time, best of all; the perfect winter dream: one that comes in a snooze after mulled wine in front of a roaring log fire.    
***11
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Lisette Oropesa conquers Paris in Les Huguenots

Lisette Oropesa (Marguerite de Valois) © Opéra de Paris | Agathe Poupeney
It's a big night at the Opéra Bastille for their 350th anniversary season; Oropesa's dazzling coloratura stops the show; Andreas Kriegenburg sets the action interestingly in a Star Trek future.
***11
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A wing and a prayer: Le Prophète

Elena Tsallagova (Berthe) and Clémentine Margaine (Fidès) © Bettina Stöß
Oliver Py's new Meyerbeer staging offers plenty of clichés, but is a solid show, backed up by a fine musical performance.
****1
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Les Huguenots at Hungarian State Opera

Oliver von Dohnányi leads a great orchestral performance to drive Meyerbeer's grand historical epic, lit up by sparkling coloratura from Klára Kolonits.
****1
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An updated Margherita d'Anjou in Martina Franca

Margherita d'Anjou © Paolo Conserva
The performance of Margherita d’Anjou seen at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca was the first staged in modern times.
****1
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