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Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1842)

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1842)

The German-born Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1842) was a composer who was famous as the inventor of grand opera. Medalist: Pierre Jean David d'Angers (French, Angers 1788–1856 Paris)

Coronation march
O toi qui m'abandonnes

O toi qui m'abandonnes

Contralto vocal solo, with piano

Nobil signori, salute!

Nobil signori, salute!

Contralto vocal solo, with piano

Adamastor, roi des vagues

Adamastor, roi des vagues

Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra

Ach, mein Sohn segnet Dir!

Ach, mein Sohn segnet Dir!

Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra

Si, carina caprettina

Si, carina caprettina

Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra

Adamastor, roi des vagues profondes

Adamastor, roi des vagues profondes

Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra

Duetto Valentina Marcello

Duetto Valentina Marcello

Vocal duet (soprano and bass), with orchestra

Oh, paradise

Oh, paradise

Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra

Nobil signori, salute!

Nobil signori, salute!

Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra

Coronation march
Le bonheur est dans l'inconstance

Le bonheur est dans l'inconstance

Vocal duet (tenor and bass), with orchestra

Valse infernale

Valse infernale

Bass vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus

Soldier's chorus : Rataplan

Soldier's chorus : Rataplan

Chorus, with orchestra

Scena de Selika

Scena de Selika

Female vocal solo, with orchestra

Scena de Selika

Scena de Selika

Female vocal solo, with orchestra

Shadow song

Shadow song

Female vocal solo, with orchestra

All 'erta, marinar!

All 'erta, marinar!

Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra

Ombra leggiera

Ombra leggiera

Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra

Coronation march
Victor records for health exercises

Victor records for health exercises

Physical instruction, with orchestra

Piff! Paff!

Piff! Paff!

Bass vocal solo, with orchestra

Margherita d'Anjou. Libretto. German

Margherita d'Anjou. Libretto. German

nach dem Italienischen ; Musik von Mayerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. At head of title: Königsstädtisches Theater. Libretto by F. Romani--New Grove. Personen: MARGARETHA VON AN... more

Huguenots. Libretto. German

Huguenots. Libretto. German

in die Scene gesetzt, von Hrn. Leblond ; nach dem Französischen des Scribe ; Musik von Meyerbeer ; für das k.k. Hoftheater nächst dem Kärnthnerthor bearbeitet. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto P... more

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German

Musik von Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Caption title Libretto by G. Rossi--New Grove. Performers' names not given.

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German

Musik von Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Libretto by G. Rossi--New Grove. Performers' names not given.

Huguenots. Libretto. German

Huguenots. Libretto. German

nach dem Französischen des Scribe ; von I.F. Castelli ; Musik von Giacomo Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Performers' names not given.

Crciato in Egitto. Libretto. German

Crciato in Egitto. Libretto. German

Musik von dem Königlichen Hof-Kapellmaister Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. At head of title: Königsstädtisches Theater. Libretto by G. Rossi-- New Grove. Personen: ALADIN. ... more

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

von E. Scribe und Delavigne ; Musik von Meyerbeer ; neu revidirter deutscher Text. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Additional page(s) at end presumably not filmed; dance movements ment... more

Huguenots. Libretto. German

Huguenots. Libretto. German

nach dem Französischen des Eugen Scribe von I. F. Castelli ; Musik von Giacomo Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility)

Huguenots. Libretto. German

Huguenots. Libretto. German

nach dem Französischen des Scribe frei bearbeitet ; Musik von Giacomo Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. P. 16-17 presumably filmed twice; price on title page: 3-1/2 Neugrosche... more

Feldlager in Schlesien. Libretto. German

Feldlager in Schlesien. Libretto. German

von Rellstab ; eigens für das k.k. priv. Theater an der Wien bearbeitet ; Musik von G. Meyerbeer ; als Manuscript gedruckt. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Ein Feldlager in Schlesien p... more

Robert le diable. Libretto

Robert le diable. Libretto

paroles de MM. Scribe et Germain Delavigne ; musique de M. Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility)

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

nach dem französischen Texte von Scribe und De Lavigne ; treu zur Musik von Meyerbeer bearbeitet von Theodor Hell. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Dance movements mentioned. Performers... more

Jephtas Gelübde. Libretto. German

Jephtas Gelübde. Libretto. German

Gedichtet von Professor Alois Schreiber ; in Musik gesetzt von J. Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Ballet not included. Personen: JEPHTA. Hr. Lanius -- SULIMA. Mad. Harlas --... more

Wirth und Gast. Libretto. German

Wirth und Gast. Libretto. German

von Wohlbrück, Hofschauspieler in München ; die Musik von Meyerbeer, Tonkünstler aus Berlin. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Personen: HARUN AL RASCHID. Hr. Gossler -- IRENE. Dlle. Mei... more

Romilda e Costanza. Libretto. Italian

Romilda e Costanza. Libretto. Italian

poesia di Rossi ; musica di Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. "Le scene dell'opera saranno disegnate, e dipinte dal Sig. Gaetano Mauro Veneziano"--p. 4. "Quelle del ballo dal ... more

Emma di Resburgo. Libretto. Italian

Emma di Resburgo. Libretto. Italian

poesia di Rossi ; musica di Meyerbeer ; da reppresentarsi nel nobile Teatro in S. Benedetto nella primavera del 1819. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Sections of text crossed out throu... more

Margherita d'Anjou. Libretto. Italian

Margherita d'Anjou. Libretto. Italian

U.S. RISM Libretto Project. "Argomento"--p. 1. Libretto by F. Romani, after Pixérécourt--New Grove. "Musica nuova del maestro Sig. Giacomo Meyerbeer"--p. 3. "Le Scene sono tutte nuove, disegnate e dipinte dal S... more

Emma di Resburgo. Libretto. German & Italian

Emma di Resburgo. Libretto. German & Italian

die Musik ist vom Mayerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Half title--p. 1. Libretto in Italian and German on facing pages. Libretto by Rossi--New Grove. Date of performance surmise... more

Emma di Resburgo. Libretto. German

Emma di Resburgo. Libretto. German

von Rossi ; aus dem Italienischen übersetzt vom Kriegesrath May ; Musik von Meyer Beer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Libretto by G. Rossi--New Grove. Personen: EDMUND. Mad. Schulz -... more

Emma di Resburga. Libretto. German & Italian

Emma di Resburga. Libretto. German & Italian

U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Libretto in Italian and German on facing pages. Libretto by Rossi--New Grove. "Die Musik ist von Mayerbeer [i.e. Meyerbeer]"--p. 5. Date of performance surmised from imprint. Singers... more

Semiramide riconosciuta. Libretto

Semiramide riconosciuta. Libretto

"Dedicato a Sua Eminenza Reverendissima il signor cardinale Giuseppe Spina degnissimo legato di questa città e provincia." Dedication, signed by Carlo Redi--p. III-IV; "Argomento"--p. V-VI; scene descriptions--... more

Agamennone (ballo tragico). Scenario. Scenario. Italian. 1821

Agamennone (ballo tragico). Scenario. Scenario. Italian. 1821

U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Text obscured by bleed-through and smudging throughout. "La musica e' del celebre Sig. maestro D. Giacomo Meyerbeer"--verso of title page. "La poesia e' del Sig. Rossi"--verso of tit... more

Margherita d'Anjou. Libretto. German & Italian

Margherita d'Anjou. Libretto. German & Italian

die Musik ist von Herrn Mayerbeer [i.e. Meyerbeer]. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. P. 34-37 and 90-91 presumably not filmed; half title--p. 1; signature on p. 1: "Joh. Nepom. Ca[ ]va[... more

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. Italian

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. Italian

U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Two acts; Synopsis--verso of title page. "La poesia è del Sig. Rossi"--p. 3. "La musica è del Sig. Maestro Meyerbeer"--p. 3. "I versi virgolati si omettono per brevità"--p. 3. "I bal... more

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. Italian

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. Italian

poesia di Rossi ; musica del signor maestro Giacomo Meyerbeer ; da rappresentarsi nel gran teatro La Fenice nel carnovale MDCCCXXIV [i.e. 1824] (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. "Protasi... more

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German & Italian

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German & Italian

die Musik ist von Herrn Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Libretto in Italian and German on facing pages; half title in Italian--p. [5]; "Protosis"--p. [10]-[12]; handwritten ... more

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German and Italian

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German and Italian

U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Libretto in Italian and German on facing pages. Libretto by Gaetano Rossi--Enciclopedia dello spettacolo. Date of performance surmised from imprint. "Die Musik ist von Meyer Beer [si... more

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. Italian

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. Italian

U.S. RISM Libretto Project. "Protasi"--p. 3-4. Il crociato in Egitto was given as Il cavaliere d'Orville in Egitto in Naples in 1826--Loewenberg. "Poesia del Sig. Rossi"--p. 5. "Musica del Sig. maestro Giacomo ... more

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German

von Gaetano Rossi ; Rach dem Italienischen von Friederike Ellmenreich ; Musik von Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. At head of title: Arien und Gesänge. Performers' names not given.

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

nach dem Französischen des Scribe und Delavigne ; von Theodor Hell ; Musik von Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Performers' names not given.

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

aus dem Französischen des Scribe und Delavigne ; Musik von J. Meyerbeer ; aufgeführt im k.k. Hoftheater nächst dem Kärnthnerthore. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Half title--p. [3]; h... more

Robert le diable. Libretto. French

Robert le diable. Libretto. French

paroles de MM. Scribe et G. Delavigne ; musique de M.J. Meyerbeer ; ballets de M. Taglioni ; décors de M. Cicéri ; représenté pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre de l'Académie royale de musique, le 2... more

Huguenots. Libretto. French

Huguenots. Libretto. French

paroles de M. Eugène Scribe ; musique de M. Giacomo Meyerbeer ; ballets de M. Taglioni ; décors de MM. Sechan, Feuchères, Dieterle et Desplechin ; représenté pour la première fois sur le Théâtre de l'Académie r... more

Huguenots. Libretto. German

Huguenots. Libretto. German

nach Scribe's "Hugenotten" und der Castelli'schen Uebersetzung ; für das Kgl. Hof-Theater zu München bearbeitet von Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer ; Musik von Giacomo Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RIS... more

Robert le diable. Libretto. Italian

Robert le diable. Libretto. Italian

U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Cover title; synopsis--p. 3-5; "Elenco della compagnia di danza"--p. 6; publisher's list--back cover. "Primi ballerini serj, Sig. Adelaide Frassi, Sig. Enrico Mathieu"--p. 6. "Primi ... more

Huguenots. Libretto

Huguenots. Libretto

"Parole del sig. Francesco Guidi. Musica del celebre sig. barone Meyerbeer"--P. [6]. Libretto by E. Scribe and E. Deschamps. "Capo e direttore di orchestra sig. Alamanno Biagi ... Pittore scenografo sig. Giovan... more

Huguenots. Libretto

Huguenots. Libretto

von Scribe ; mit deutscher Uebersetzung von I. F. Castelli ; componirt von Giacomo Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility)

Huguenots. Libretto

Huguenots. Libretto

paroles de M. Eugène Scribe ; musique de M. Giacomo Meyerbeer ; ballet de M. Taglioni ; décors de MM. Séchan, Feuchères, Dieterle et de Splechin. (statement of responsibility) "317-318"--Cover.

Huguenots. Libretto. Italian

Huguenots. Libretto. Italian

composto sulla musica del M.o Giacomo Meyerbeer ; da Calisto Bassi poeta addetto agli II. RR. teatri di Milano. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Publisher's number on front cover and ti... more

Feldlager in Schlesien. Libretto. German

Feldlager in Schlesien. Libretto. German

von L. Rellstab ; in Musik gesetst von G. Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Dance movement mentioned; price on title page: 5 Sgr.; notices concerning possible program and text... more

Prophète. Libretto. French

Prophète. Libretto. French

paroles de M. Eugène Scribe, de l'Académie Française ; musique de Giacomo Meyerbeer ; divertissements de M. Aug. Mabille ; décorations de MM. Desplechin, Cambon, Séchan et Thierry ; représenté pour la première ... more

Prophète. Libretto. French

Prophète. Libretto. French

paroles de M. Eugène Scribe, de l'Académie Francaise ; musique de Giacomo Meyerbeer ; représenté pour le première fois a Paris sur le Théatre de l'opéra, le 16 avril 1849. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RIS... more

Robert le diable. Libretto. German & Italian

Robert le diable. Libretto. German & Italian

nach dem Französischen von Scribe und Delavigne, übertragen von Theodor Hell ; Musik von J. Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Libretto in Italian and German on facing pages; a... more

Prophète. Libretto. Hungarian

Prophète. Libretto. Hungarian

irta Scribe ; forditotta Egressy Béni és Szerdahelyi ; zenéjét szerzé Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Place and date of performance surmised from imprint. Személyek: LEYDENI... more

Prophète. Libretto. German

Prophète. Libretto. German

nach dem Französischen des Eugene Scribe ; deutsch bearbeitet von L. Rellstab ; Musik von Giacomo Meyerbeer ; als Manuscript gedruckt. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Performers' names... more

Prophète. Libretto. Italian

Prophète. Libretto. Italian

di Scribe ; musica di Meyerbeer ; da rappresentarsi nell'I. e R. Teatro de' Sigg. Accademici Immobili in via della Pergola il carnevale 1852-1853 ; sotto la protezione di S. A. I. e R. Leopoldo II, granduca di ... more

Huguenots. Libretto. Hungarian

Huguenots. Libretto. Hungarian

irta Scribe ; forditotta Nádaskai Lajos ; zenéjét Mayerbeer [sic]. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Place and date of performance surmised from imprint. Személyek: VALOIS MARGIT. Kaiser... more

Etoile du Nord. Libretto. French

Etoile du Nord. Libretto. French

paroles de M. Eugène Scribe ; musique de M. Giacomo Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Note regarding exclusivity of edition--title page; caption title--verso of title page. Si... more

Etoile du Nord. Libretto. French

Etoile du Nord. Libretto. French

de M. E. Scribe ; musique de Giacomo Meyerbeer ; représenté pour la première fois à Paris sur le Théâtre impérial de l'Opéra-Comique le 16 février 1854. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project.... more

Robert le diable. Libretto. Italian

Robert le diable. Libretto. Italian

posto in musica dal maestro Mayeerberr [i.e. Meyerbeer] da rappresentarsi nel Real teatro San Carlo nell'estate del 1856. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Legal notice--p. 2; synopsis--... more

Robert le diable. Libretto. English & Italian

Robert le diable. Libretto. English & Italian

U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Libretto in Italian and English in parallel columns. Publisher's list--front cover; advertisements--inside of front cover, p. [1] at end and back cover; copyright dated 1860--verso o... more

Huguenots. Libretto. Italian

Huguenots. Libretto. Italian

di Eugenio Scribe ; musica di Giacomo Mayerber[i.e. Meyerbeer] (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. "Meyerbeer" and "Gli ugonotti" in handwriting on front cover; "Prato, Tipografia Bruzzi, ... more

Huguenots. Libretto. Italian

Huguenots. Libretto. Italian

con musica del maestro Giacomo Meyerbeer ; da rappresentarsi nel Teatro Apollo l'autunno 1864. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Cover title; "Con permesso"--title page; synopsis--p. 3; ... more

Huguenots. Libretto. German

Huguenots. Libretto. German

aus dem Französischen von Scribe ; Musik von G. Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Includes "Introduktion"--p. 3-5. Singers' names not given.

Africaine. Libretto. French

Africaine. Libretto. French

paroles d'Eugène Scribe ; musique de Giacomo Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Publication date taken from p.[1]; price on front cover: deux francs;legal notice front cover an... more

Africaine. Libretto. German

Africaine. Libretto. German

von E. Scribe ; Deutsch von Ferdinand Gumbert ; Musik von G. Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. "Den Bühnen gegenüber als Manuscript gedruckt"--at head of title page; legal not... more

Africaine. Libretto. Italian

Africaine. Libretto. Italian

di Eugenio Scribe ; traduzione italiana di M. Marcello ; musica di G. Meyerbeer ; da rappresentarsi nel Teatro della Pergola in Firenze l'autunno 1866. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. ... more

Africaine. Libretto. Hungarian

Africaine. Libretto. Hungarian

irta Scribe Jenő ; forditották Böhm Gusztáv és Ormai Ferencz ; zenéjét szerzette Meyerbeer Giacomo. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. "Először adatott Párisban, a császári Opera-Szinházb... more

Etoile du Nord. Libretto. Italian

Etoile du Nord. Libretto. Italian

di Eugenio Scribe; traduzione italiana di E. Picchi ; musica di Giacomo Meyerbeer ; da rappresentarsi nel Teatro della Pergola in Firenze l'autunno del 1867. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Pro... more

Pardon de Ploërmel. Libretto. German

Pardon de Ploërmel. Libretto. German

nach dem Französischen des M. Carré und J. Barbier ; von J.C. Grünbaum ; Musik von G. Meyerbeer ... für die k.k. Hofopernbühne in Wien eingerichtet. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. At ... more

Prophète. Libretto. German

Prophète. Libretto. German

von Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Censors' notices dated "Riga, den 13. Mai 1874"--verso of title page. Le prophète revived in 1856 as Die Belagerung von Gent--Loewenberg.... more

Huguenots. Libretto. German

Huguenots. Libretto. German

nach Scribe ; Musik von G. Meyerbeer ; achte Auflage. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Dance movements mentioned; censor's statement dated "Riga, den 6. Mai 1875"--verso of title page. ... more

O darling fishermaiden

O darling fishermaiden

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Pardon de Ploërmel. Libretto. Italian

Pardon de Ploërmel. Libretto. Italian

parole di Giulio Barbier e Michele Carré ; versione italiana di Achille de Lauzières ; musica di G. Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Cover title; copyright--verso of title pa... more

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. English & Italian

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. English & Italian

the poetry by Rossi ; the music by Giacomo Meyerbeer ; the translation in easy verse, line for line with the Italian ; with a biographical-notice of Meyerbeer, and particulars relative to the present opera. (st... more

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German

Crociato in Egitto. Libretto. German

Musik von Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Libretto by G. Rossi--New Grove. Performers' names not given.

Huguenots. Libretto. German

Huguenots. Libretto. German

nach dem Französischen des Scribe frei bearbeitet ; Musik von Giacomo Meyerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. P. 16-17 presumably filmed twice; price on title page: 3-1/2 Neugrosche... more

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

von E. Scribe und Delavigne ; Musik von Meyerbeer ; neu revidirter deutscher Text. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Additional page(s) at end presumably not filmed; dance movements ment... more

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

Robert le diable. Libretto. German

nach dem französischen Texte von Scribe und De Lavigne ; treu zur Musik von Meyerbeer bearbeitet von Theodor Hell. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Dance movements mentioned. Performers... more

Feldlager in Schlesien. Libretto. German

Feldlager in Schlesien. Libretto. German

von Rellstab ; eigens für das k.k. priv. Theater an der Wien bearbeitet ; Musik von G. Meyerbeer ; als Manuscript gedruckt. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Ein Feldlager in Schlesien p... more

Margherita d'Anjou. Libretto. German

Margherita d'Anjou. Libretto. German

nach dem Italienischen ; Musik von Mayerbeer. (statement of responsibility) U.S. RISM Libretto Project. At head of title: Königsstädtisches Theater. Libretto by F. Romani--New Grove. Personen: MARGARETHA VON AN... more