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 {…}

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, {…}