GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791-1864): Le Prophète (World Premiere Recording of new Critical [Complete] Edition).
Catalogue Number: 03T035
Label: Oehms Classics
Reference: OC 971
Description: This edition not only considers the musical text of the version known during the 19th century and released by the publisher Brandus, but also offers the original version of the work that Meyerbeer produced with its definitive instrumentation and allowed to be rehearsed in Paris beginning in December 1848. Many cuts restored including Berthe’s suicide monologue which makes early use of a saxophone. 3 CDs. French-German libretto. John Osborn, Albrecht Kludszuweit (tenors), Lynette Tapia (soprano), Marianne Cornetti (mezzo), Aalto Music Theatre Choirs and Children’s Choir, Essen Philharmonic; Giuliano Carella.