Le prophète

Giacomo Meyerbeer


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Le prophète (The Prophet) is a grand opera in five acts based on the life of John of Leiden, a sixteenth-century Anabaptist leader. It premiered in Paris in 1849 and was soon being performed in London and Germany. The opera’s Paris debut was the first time that electric arc lights were used on a stage.


Giacomo Meyerbeer, from Le prophète (opera), arranged by Charles-Valentin Alkan, overture by Alexis de Garaudé (Paris: Brandus, n.d.), Plates B. et Cie. 5191, 5111.

Published in: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, vol. 6.

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