Giacomo Meyerbeer (Meyerbeer Giacomo)( German composer.)
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Biography Giacomo Meyerbeer (Meyerbeer Giacomo)
Jakob Liebmann Behr (later joined his grandfather's family name - Meyer) was born on September 5, 1791 in Berlin. As a child, appeared as a pianist-prodigy, early began to compose operas, and therefore spent ten years in Venice, where he studied Italian opera style. In 1827, Meyerbeer had settled in Paris for several years he lived in Berlin (1827-1842), which served as the artistic director of the Royal Opera House. Major opera composer - Robert the Devil (Robert le Diable, 1831), Les Huguenots (Les Huguenots, 1836), the Prophet (Le Prophte, 1849) and п░я└я─п╦п╨п╟п╫п╨п╟ (L'Africaine, 1864). Among the works of Meyerbeer other genres - several cantatas, Stabat Mater, Miserere, Te Deum, songs and ballads, some orchestral pieces.
Meyerbeer is the creator of the genre of French grand opera, his work has had a significant influence on European musical theater era of Romanticism. Meyerbeer died in Paris on May 2, 1864.