GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791–1864): LE PROPHÈTE
Jean de Leyde – John Osborn
Fidès, his mother – Marianne Cornetti
Berthe, Jean’s financée – Lynette Tapia
Jonas, Anabaptist – Albrecht Kludszuweit
Mathisen, Anabaptist – Pierre Doyen
Zacharie, Anabaptist – Tijl Faveyts
Count of Oberthal – Martin Ludvik
Soloists, Opera Choir, Extra Choir and Children’s
Choir of the Aalto Music Theatre
Libretto in French and German language included.
The present CD is the first recording of Meyerbeer‘
s principal work, recorded on the
basis of the new critical edition of the opera.
This edition not only considers the musical text of
the version known during the 19th century and released
by the publisher by Brandus, but also offers
the version of the work that Meyerbeer produced
for the definitive instrumentation and allowed to
be rehearsed in Paris beginning in December
1848. OehmsClassics is delighted not only over
the magnificent production, but also over the continuation
of their collaboration with the Aalto Music
Theatre in Essen.