Giacomo Meyerbeer

Real Name:
Jakob Liebmann Meyer Beer
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German opera composer of Jewish birth who has been described as perhaps the most successful stage composer of the nineteenth century.
b. 05/09/1791 in Vogelsdorf/Berlin, Germany
d. 02/05/1864 in Paris, France

Meyerbeer's father was a very wealthy financier and his mother also had an elite background. Meyerbeer's siblings included the astronomer Wilhelm Beer and the poet Michael Beer. He adopted the surname Meyerbeer on the death of his grandfather Liebmann Meyer Wulff (1811) and the first name Giacomo during his period of study in Italy, around 1817. Meyerbeer won his first great success at the Paris Opéra in 1831 with Robert le diable (‘Robert the Devil’). This was followed by 'Les Huguenots,' 'Le Prophète' and finally by 'L’Africaine,' all three with texts by the famous librettist Eugène Scribe.
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Giacomo Meyerbeer Discography Tracks

Albums

1256 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Tenor Arias album art Rudolph Schock*, Berlin Opera Orchestra*, Verdi*, Mozart*, Meyerbeer*, Thomas*, Offenbach* Rudolph Schock*, Berlin Opera Orchestra*, Verdi*, Mozart*, Meyerbeer*, Thomas*, Offenbach* - Tenor Arias(LP) Royale 1256 US 1952 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - Gaîté Parisienne / Les Patineurs album art Offenbach* / Meyerbeer* - Boston Pops Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler Offenbach* / Meyerbeer* - Boston Pops Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler - Gaîté Parisienne / Les Patineurs (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal Canada 1954 Sell This Version
P.8360, P1-8360, P2-8360 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Graduation Ball / Les Patineurs album art The Ballet Theatre Orchestra*, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Strauss* The Ballet Theatre Orchestra*, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Strauss* - Graduation Ball / Les Patineurs(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records P.8360, P1-8360, P2-8360 UK 1955 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - Les Patineurs / Le Cid album art Meyerbeer* - Lambert* / Massenet*, Martinon* · Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Meyerbeer* - Lambert* / Massenet*, Martinon* · Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Les Patineurs / Le Cid (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1958 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - Carnaval, Les Patineurs album art Schumann*, Meyerbeer*, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden*, Hugo Rignold Schumann*, Meyerbeer*, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden*, Hugo Rignold - Carnaval, Les Patineurs RCA Victor Red Seal Canada 1960 Sell This Version
35833 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Les Sylphides/Les Patineurs/Dance of the Hours album art Chopin* / Meyerbeer* / Ponchielli* : Sir Charles Mackerras - Philharmonia Orchestra Chopin* / Meyerbeer* / Ponchielli* : Sir Charles Mackerras - Philharmonia Orchestra - Les Sylphides/Les Patineurs/Dance of the Hours(LP) Angel Records 35833 US 1960 Sell This Version
TE 507 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Les Sylphides / Les Patineurs / Dance Of The Hours ('La Gioconda', Act 2) album art Chopin* / Meyerbeer* / Ponchielli* / Charles Mackerras* / Philharmonia Orchestra Chopin* / Meyerbeer* / Ponchielli* / Charles Mackerras* / Philharmonia Orchestra - Les Sylphides / Les Patineurs / Dance Of The Hours ('La Gioconda', Act 2)(LP, Album, Mono, Club) World Record Club TE 507 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
GOP N.2 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Gli Ugonotti album art Giacomo Meyerbeer, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala Giacomo Meyerbeer, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala - Gli Ugonotti(3xLP, Album, Mono) Great Opera Perfomances GOP N.2 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots album art Meyerbeer* - Sutherland* | Arroyo* | Tourangeau* | Vrenios* | Bacquier* | Cossa* | Ghiuselev* | Ambrosian Opera Chorus* | New Philharmonia Orchestra | Bonynge* Meyerbeer* - Sutherland* | Arroyo* | Tourangeau* | Vrenios* | Bacquier* | Cossa* | Ghiuselev* | Ambrosian Opera Chorus* | New Philharmonia Orchestra | Bonynge* - Les Huguenots London Records, London Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
OS 26239 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots album art Meyerbeer* - Sutherland* | Arroyo* | Tourangeau* | Vrenios* | Bacquier* | Cossa* | Ghiuselev* | Ambrosian Opera Chorus* | New Philharmonia Orchestra | Bonynge* Meyerbeer* - Sutherland* | Arroyo* | Tourangeau* | Vrenios* | Bacquier* | Cossa* | Ghiuselev* | Ambrosian Opera Chorus* | New Philharmonia Orchestra | Bonynge* - Les Huguenots(LP) London Records OS 26239 US 1970 Sell This Version
S-14.066 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Marchas De Opera album art Verdi* / Wagner* / Gounod* / Mozart* / Beethoven* / Wagner* / Meyerbeer* / Bizet* / Mozart* Verdi* / Wagner* / Gounod* / Mozart* / Beethoven* / Wagner* / Meyerbeer* / Bizet* / Mozart* - Marchas De Opera(LP, Comp) Yupy S-14.066 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - Le Prophête album art Giacomo Meyerbeer Le Prophête B.J.R. Records US 1971 Sell This Version
ORF 1002 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Das ORF-Symphonieorchester 1971 album art Das ORF-Symphonieorchester* - Franz Liszt / Giacomo Meyerbeer / Gottfried von Einem / Pierre Boulez Das ORF-Symphonieorchester* - Franz Liszt / Giacomo Meyerbeer / Gottfried von Einem / Pierre Boulez - Das ORF-Symphonieorchester 1971(LP) ORF ORF 1002 Austria 1971 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - L’Africana album art Giacomo Meyerbeer, Jessye Norman, Veriano Luchetti, Gian Giacomo Guelfi, Riccardo Muti Giacomo Meyerbeer, Jessye Norman, Veriano Luchetti, Gian Giacomo Guelfi, Riccardo Muti - L’Africana (Album) MRF Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - Massenet "Le Cid" - Ballet Music / Meyerbeer - Lambert "Les Patineurs" Ballet album art Robert Irving (2), The London Symphony Orchestra - Massenet*, Meyerbeer* Robert Irving (2), The London Symphony Orchestra - Massenet*, Meyerbeer* - Massenet "Le Cid" - Ballet Music / Meyerbeer - Lambert "Les Patineurs" Ballet (Album) London Records, Decca Eclipse UK 1956 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - Lieder - Melodies album art Giacomo Meyerbeer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Karl Engel Giacomo Meyerbeer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Karl Engel - Lieder - Melodies Archiv Produktion Germany 1975 Sell This Version
PFS 4322 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Le Cid / Les Patineurs album art Massenet*, Meyerbeer*, Stanley Black Conducting The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra* Massenet*, Meyerbeer*, Stanley Black Conducting The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra* - Le Cid / Les Patineurs(LP, Album) Decca PFS 4322 UK 1975 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - Les Patineurs - Le Cid album art Meyerbeer*, Massenet* / National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge Meyerbeer*, Massenet* / National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge - Les Patineurs - Le Cid (Album) Decca Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - French Opera Arias album art Frederica von Stade, John Pritchard / London Philharmonic Orchestra* - Berlioz*Gounod*Massenet*Meyerbeer*Offenbach*Thomas* Frederica von Stade, John Pritchard / London Philharmonic Orchestra* - Berlioz*Gounod*Massenet*Meyerbeer*Offenbach*Thomas* - French Opera Arias (Album) Columbia Masterworks US 1976 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - Le Prophete album art Giacomo Meyerbeer, Henry Lewis, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Marilyn Horne, Renata Scotto, James McCracken, John McCartney Giacomo Meyerbeer, Henry Lewis, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Marilyn Horne, Renata Scotto, James McCracken, John McCartney - Le Prophete (Album) CBS Masterworks 1976 Sell This Version
MET-201 Giacomo Meyerbeer - New Productions At The Met: 1976-77 Season album art Giacomo Meyerbeer, Francis Poulenc, Jules Massenet, Alban Berg Giacomo Meyerbeer, Francis Poulenc, Jules Massenet, Alban Berg - New Productions At The Met: 1976-77 Season(LP) Metropolitan Opera Guild MET-201 US 1977 Sell This Version
53 022 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Orchester-Märsche album art Tschaikowsky*Meyerbeer*Verdi*Fučík*Delibes*Beethoven*Berlioz*J. Strauss*Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel Tschaikowsky*Meyerbeer*Verdi*Fučík*Delibes*Beethoven*Berlioz*J. Strauss*Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel - Orchester-Märsche(LP, Comp) FSM Vox 53 022 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
OR 5 Giacomo Meyerbeer - Dinorah album art Meyerbeer* - Della Jones, Marilyn Hill Smith, Roderick Earle, Ian Caley, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir*, Deborah Cook (2), Christian Du Plessis, Alexander Oliver, Philharmonia Orchestra, James Judd Meyerbeer* - Della Jones, Marilyn Hill Smith, Roderick Earle, Ian Caley, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir*, Deborah Cook (2), Christian Du Plessis, Alexander Oliver, Philharmonia Orchestra, James Judd - Dinorah(3xLP + Box) Opera Rara OR 5 UK 1980 Sell This Version
Giacomo Meyerbeer - Gli Ugonotti album art Giacomo Meyerbeer Gli Ugonotti (Comp) Longanesi Periodici Italy 1981 Sell This Version
none Giacomo Meyerbeer - Gaîté Parisienne album art Meyerbeer* Gaîté Parisienne(LP, TP) Turnabout none US 1981 Sell This Version