Giacomo Meyerbeer

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

Albums

LM-1817 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 LM-1817 Canada 1954 Sell This Version
P.8360, P1-8360, P2-8360 Ballet Theatre Orchestra, The*, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Strauss* Ballet Theatre Orchestra, The*, 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
SXL 2021, SXL.2021 Meyerbeer* - Lambert* / Massenet*, Martinon* · Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Meyerbeer* - Lambert* / Massenet*, Martinon* · Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Les Patineurs / Le Cid (Album) Decca, Decca SXL 2021, SXL.2021 UK 1958 Sell This Version
LSC-2450 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 LSC-2450 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
TE 507 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
XIG 8018 Giacomo Meyerbeer Les Huguenots(12", Album, Mono) HERITAGE XIG 8018 UK 1963 Sell This Version
SET 460-3 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 SET 460-3 UK 1970 Sell This Version
ORF 1002 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(LP) ORF ORF 1002 Austria 1971 Sell This Version
BJRS 1211/4 Giacomo Meyerbeer Le Prophête(4xLP, Album + Box) B.J.R. Records BJRS 1211/4 US 1971 Sell This Version
ACL 62, ACL.62 Meyerbeer* / Massenet* - Robert Irving (2)London Symphony Orchestra* Meyerbeer* / Massenet* - Robert Irving (2)London Symphony Orchestra* - Massenet "Le Cid" - Ballet Music / Meyerbeer - Lambert "Les Patineurs" Ballet London Records, Decca Eclipse ACL 62, ACL.62 UK 1959 Sell This Version
ECS.705 Jules Massenet, Giacomo Meyerbeer, The London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Irving (2) Jules Massenet, Giacomo Meyerbeer, The London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Irving (2) - Le-Cid Ballet Music / Les Patineurs - Ballet(LP, RE) Decca ECS.705 UK 1973 Sell This Version
2533 295 Giacomo Meyerbeer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Karl Engel Giacomo Meyerbeer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Karl Engel - Lieder - Melodies Archiv Produktion 2533 295 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
PFS 4322 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
M 34206 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 M 34206 US 1976 Sell This Version
CS7032 Meyerbeer*, Massenet* / National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge Meyerbeer*, Massenet* / National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge - Les Patineurs - Le Cid (Album) Decca CS7032 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
79400 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 CBS Masterworks 79400 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
MET-201 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
OR 5 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
GSdM 10 Halevy* / Meyerbeer* / Gounod* / Bizet* / Offenbach* / Massenet* / Charpentier* / Debussy* Interpreti Beniamino Gigli / Joan Sutherland / Maria Callas / Giuseppe di Stefano / Rise Stevens* / Richard Tucker (2) / Lucine Amara / Ferruccio Tagliavini / Cesare Valletti / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Orchestra Sinfonica Della RAI Di Roma* / Orchestra Sinfonica Della RAI Di Milano* / Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala / Teatro Metropolitan* / Orchestra Lirica Della Cetra Di Torino* Halevy* / Meyerbeer* / Gounod* / Bizet* / Offenbach* / Massenet* / Charpentier* / Debussy* Interpreti Beniamino Gigli / Joan Sutherland / Maria Callas / Giuseppe di Stefano / Rise Stevens* / Richard Tucker (2) / Lucine Amara / Ferruccio Tagliavini / Cesare Valletti / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Orchestra Sinfonica Della RAI Di Roma* / Orchestra Sinfonica Della RAI Di Milano* / Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala / Teatro Metropolitan* / Orchestra Lirica Della Cetra Di Torino* - Documenti Sonori: L'Opera Francese: Brani Da Opere(LP) Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri GSdM 10 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
S 054831 A Iulia Várady, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Gerd Albrecht Iulia Várady, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Gerd Albrecht - Meyerbeer: Gli Amori di Teolinda (LP, Album) Orfeo S 054831 A Germany 1983 Sell This Version
415 447-1 Verdi*, Boito*, Meyerbeer*, Ponchielli*, Puccini*, Cilea*, Leoncavallo*, Giordano*, Pietri*, Pizzetti*, Orchestra Of The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bruno Bartoletti, Giuseppe di Stefano Verdi*, Boito*, Meyerbeer*, Ponchielli*, Puccini*, Cilea*, Leoncavallo*, Giordano*, Pietri*, Pizzetti*, Orchestra Of The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bruno Bartoletti, Giuseppe di Stefano - Giuseppe Di Stefano (LP, Album, RE) Deutsche Grammophon 415 447-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
LR 211-4 Meyerbeer* - Samuel Ramey, June Anderson, Alain Vanzo, Thomas Fulton Meyerbeer* - Samuel Ramey, June Anderson, Alain Vanzo, Thomas Fulton - Robert Le Diable(4xLP) Legendary Recordings LR 211-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
CDC 7 49811 2 Domingo*, Meyerbeer*, Puccini*, Verdi*, Moreno Torroba*, Soutullo*, Vert*, Johann Straus II* Domingo*, Meyerbeer*, Puccini*, Verdi*, Moreno Torroba*, Soutullo*, Vert*, Johann Straus II* - Live At Covent Garden (Album) EMI Digital CDC 7 49811 2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
D 212104 Joan Sutherland, Arne*, Handel*, Bellini*, Rossini*, Gounod*, Verdi*, Thomas*, Meyerbeer*, Delibes* Joan Sutherland, Arne*, Handel*, Bellini*, Rossini*, Gounod*, Verdi*, Thomas*, Meyerbeer*, Delibes* - The Art Of Prima Donna(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) London Records D 212104 US 1989 Sell This Version
SBK 46341 Peter Tchaikovsky*, Adolphe Adam*, Giacomo Meyerbeer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Peter Tchaikovsky*, Adolphe Adam*, Giacomo Meyerbeer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Swan Lake Ballet / Giselle / Le Patineurs(CD) Sony Classical SBK 46341 Austria 1990 Sell This Version