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Articles tagged with "Giacomo Meyerbeer"

Opera in the City of Love: Paris as muse

13 May 2015

Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.

Exploding apples and slow motion arrows: how to stage moments of high drama in grand opera

19 March 2015

Have we gone beyond Wagnerian snobbery about the genre’s reliance on special effects?

Robert le diable released on DVD

24 June 2013

Laurent Pelly's production stars Olivier Award winner Bryan Hymel.

Simon Schama on Meyerbeer: "Bigger, louder, more everything"

6 December 2012

As Robert le diable opens, the historian and broadcaster takes a look at the composer, his music and Jewish identity.