GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791-1864): Alimelek.
Catalogue Number: 02W035
Reference: CDO 1125/1126-2
Description: Although Weber wrote of its “well-nigh voluptuous melody” and its “active imagination”, this 1813 Arabian Nights opera was a failure when premiered in Vienna which , at the time, wanted only Italian music. So Meyerbeer left for Paris and, as they say, the rest is history. 2 CDs. No libretto. Britta Stallmeister (soprano), Jan Kobow, Timothy Oliver (tenors), Lars Woldt (bass), Württembergische Philharmonie Reutliningen; Ola Runder.