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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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BudapestLes Huguenots

Les Huguenots
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Oliver von Dohnányi; János Szikora; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Horesnyi; Yvette Alida Kovács; Klára Kolonits; Gabriella Balga

ParisJulie Fuchs – Orchestre national d'Île-de-France

Donizetti, Meyerbeer, Rossini
Orchestre national d'Île de France; Enrique Mazzola; Julie Fuchs

ParisLes HuguenotsNew production

Lisette Oropesa (Marguerite de Valois) © Opéra de Paris | Agathe Poupeney
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Michele Mariotti; Andreas Kriegenburg; Opéra de Paris; Łukasz Borowicz; Harald Thor; Tanja Hofmann; Lisette Oropesa

LondonLes Patineurs / Winter Dreams / The Concert

Meyerbeer, Tchaikovsky, Chopin
Sir Frederick Ashton; Sir Kenneth MacMillan; Jerome Robbins; Royal Ballet; Barry Wordsworth; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

BrusselsVéronique Gens – Susan Manoff

Meyerbeer, Gounod, Massenet
Véronique Gens; Susan Manoff
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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

Noel Bouley (Mathisen), Gregory Kunde (Jean), Derek Welton (Zacharie), 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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El-Khoury and Spyres celebrate French stars

Michael Spyres and Joyce El-Khoury in Les Martyrs © Russell Duncan (2014)
Rare repertoire, polished orchestral playing, thrilling singing – it's no wonder London's operatic cognoscenti were out in force.
****1
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