Whatever Happened to Meyerbeer? 

Giacomo Meyerbeer was the king of grand opéra in his day. WILLIAM R. BRAUN explains the reasons for his fall from grace — and argues that his works are ripe for revival.

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Thaddeus Strassberger's 2009 production of Les Huguenots at Bard SummerScape
© Stephanie Berger 2010
In the composer's day, and for a good while afterward, Giacomo Meyerbeer's grand extravaganzas ruled the opera world. Robert le Diable (1831) reached its one-hundredth performance at the Paris Opera w...

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