GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791-1864): Robert le Diable.
Catalogue Number: 08P031
Label: Opus Arte
Reference: OA 1106 D
Description: This is probably one of those operas that's as good or better seen than merely heard, so we offer this live performance from the Royal Opera last year. You may note that the two principals are the same as on the provincial Italian performance which we offered on Brilliant Classics in April (04O036) but this is a major-league production and, in the sticker on the cover, The Guardian says "Amazing Singing" and tells us that "Bryan Hamel and Patrizia Ciofi tackle their immense roles with tremendous panache and stamina." Bryan Hymel, David Butt Philip (tenors), Patrizia Ciofi, Maria Poplavskaya (sopranos), John Relyea (baritone), Nicolas Courjal (bass), Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Daniel Oren. 16:9 widescreen, 5.1 Surround or 2.0 PCM stereo. All regions. 211 minutes + 11 min. feature.