Meyerbeer In France
THEBAULT PRUVOT SOFIA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA SVETOSLAV OBRETENOV CHOIR TALPAIN
This generous selection of opera arias and duets comes from Giacomo Myerbeer, a hugely successful opera composer who perfected the Grand Opera genre, and would go on to influence opera powerhouses like Verdi, Wagner, and Massenet. The duets and arias presented on this release come from the operas Robert le Diable, L’Africaine, Le Prophete, Les Huguenots, L’Etoile du Nord and Dinorah. French baritone Pierre-Yves Pruvot has won prizes at the den Bosch and Brussels vocal competitions. He is joined here by French-born soprano Hjordis Thebault, who has sung alongside the most high-profile singers in the field.