Robert Le Diable[CD]
~ Giacomo Meyerbeer(Boxed Set, 3PC)
History has not looked kindly on Robert le Diable, which barely features in music history books published in the twentieth century. It is, however, beginning to enjoy something of a revival; taken from a live performance at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Salerno in 2012, this recording boasts a stellar cast, including Bryan Hymel in the title role and Alastair Miles as Bertrand as well as Carmen Giannattasio, Martial Defontaine, Patrizia Ciofi. The esteemed opera maestro Daniel Oren conducts. Recorded ‘live’ on 23 March 2012, Teatro Verdi, Salerno. A sensational new digital recording of Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable! Robert le Diable is one of the most successful and popular operas of 19th century France. Written in the style of “Grande Opéra” it employs German romantic orchestral writing, combined with Italian Belcanto. The libretto is highly melodramatic and sensational, and a staging in the high-tech Paris opera of that time must have been spectacular!
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