Title: Giacomo Meyerbeer: "Robert le Diable"
Original title: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable
Directed by: Laurent Pelly
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Cast: Bryan Hymel (Robert), Patrizia Ciofi (Isabelle), John Relyea (Bertram), Marina Poplavskaya (Alice), Nicolas Courjal (Alberti), David Butt Philip (Master of Ceremonies), Pablo Bemsch (Second Chevalier / Herald) , Ashley Riches (Prince of Granada), Jihoon Kim (Fourth Chevalier / Priest), Jean-Francois Borras (Raimbaut) & Dušica Bijelic (Lady-in-waiting to Isabelle), Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
A grand opera that dominated the stages of Europe for most of the 19th century, Robert le diable is a masterpiece. Director Laurent Pelly breathes new life into Giacomo Meyerbeers great spectacle and audaciously entertaining moral fable, in this colourful new staging for The Royal Opera. The wonderful score includes brilliant arias, dramatic ensembles, rousing choruses and a ballet of ghostly nuns, and with the wavering hero of the title sung by Bryan Hymel, acclaimed for his role as Énée in Les Troyens for The Royal Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, this is an unmissable experience.
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, December 2012.
Issued: United States | Opus Arte