Giacomo Meyerbeer  

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Giacomo Meyerbeer (September 5, 1791May 2, 1864) was a noted German-born opera composer, and the first great exponent of Grand Opera. At his peak in the 1830s and 1840s, he was the most famous and successful composer and producer of opera in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today.




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