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June Anderson – “Ombre légère” – “Dinorah” (1859) – Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 – 1854)

by Luca

June Anderson, Soprano – “Ombre légère” – “Dinorah” (1859) – Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 – 1854). LIVE 1989.
Gala concert (“La nuit d’avant le jour”) for the Paris Opéra Bastille inauguration on July 13, 1989, and the G7 Summit in Paris, in front of all the Heads of States of the time.

Giacomo Meyerbeer (born Jacob Liebmann Beer; 5 September 1791 – 2 May 1864) was a German opera composer of Jewish birth who has been described as perhaps the most successful stage composer of the nineteenth century.
“Dinorah”, originally “Le pardon de Ploërmel”, is an 1859 French “opéra comique” in three acts with music by Giacomo Meyerbeer and a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré. The story takes place near the rural town of Ploërmel and is based on two Breton tales by Émile Souvestre, “La Chasse aux trésors” and “Le Kacouss de l’Armor”, both published separately in 1850 in the Revue des deux mondes.