Felix Jarrar to Present ‘Speak of the Devil’ Concert Spotlighting ‘Robert le Diable’

Composer/pianist Felix Jarrar will present an abridged concert version of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s “Robert le Diable” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at St. John’s in the Village. Titled “Speak of the Devil,” the concert presentation showcases highlights from the opera, including the “Evocation Scene,” in a condensed format lasting less than 90 minutes. In the showcase, the roles of {…}

Rocío Pérez Set to Take Over Major Role in Deutsche Oper Berlin’s ‘Dinorah’

(Image Source: Rocio Perez Official Website) Soprano Rocío Pérez will replace Sabine Devieilhe in the concert performances of Meyerbeer, Barbier, and Carré’s opera “Dinorah ou Le Pardon de Ploërmel,” according to the official statement on the company’s website. Pérez will perform for both concert presentations of the opera on March 4 and March 7. The Spanish soprano will join the {…}

Gregory Kunde, Clémentine Margaine, & Florian Sempey Headline ‘Meyerbeer Month’ at Deutsche Oper Berlin

(Photo Source: Gregory Kunde Tenor Official Webpage) Deutsche Oper Berlin will showcase three operas by Giacomo Meyerbeer, starting on Feb. 2, 2020 and ending on March 8, 2020. The first Meyerbeer opera to take the stage on Feb. 2, 2020 will be “Les Huguenots.” The cast will include Liv Redpath, Seth Carico, Dimitris Tiliakos, Olesya Golovneva, Irene Roberts, Jörg Schörner, {…}

Liv Redpath, Anton Rositskiy, Dimitris Tiliakos Set for Deutsche Oper Berlin Debuts in Major Cast Changes for ‘Les Huguenots’

(Credit: BdPortraits.com) The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced multiple cast changes for its upcoming production of “Les Huguenots,” according to the official statement on the company’s website. For all the performances of the opera, soprano Liv Redpath will take over the role of Marguerite de Valois from Erin Morley, while tenor Anton Rositskiy will replace Yosep Kang in the role {…}

Composer Profile: Giacomo Meyerbeer, The Most Successful Stage Composer of the 19th Century

Giacomo Meyerbeer is one of the most influential composers of all time. Such noted composers as Verdi, Wagner, Berlioz, Massenet, Donizetti, Halevy, Dvorak, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, Thomas, Liszt, and Chopin, among others, came under his spell at one point or another in their respective careers. And yet, Meyerbeer’s works are often neglected in the modern era. Born on Sept. 5, {…}