Meyerbeer [Beer], Giacomo (opera) [Jakob Liebmann Meyer ]
- Steven Huebner
(b Vogelsdorf, nr Berlin, Sept 5, 1791; d Paris, May 2, 1864). German composer . He was among the most important writers of French grand opera in the 19th century.
The Beer family was among the wealthiest in Berlin at the end of the 18th century. Meyer was the eldest son of Juda Herz and Amalia Beer and brother to the playwright Michael Beer; in ...