Le prophète (The Prophet)

Opera

Writers: Giacomo Meyerbeer

Overview

Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts
5
Genres
Cast Size
small
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

The opera is set in the religious wars of 16th century Germany. Jean de Leyde (based on the historical John of Leyden), whose beloved, Berthe, is coveted by Count Oberthal, ruler of Dordrecht, is persuaded by a trio of sinister Anabaptists to proclaim himself king in Münster. He dies, accompanied by his faithful mother Fides, when the Anabaptists desert him and his palace is blown up.

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