Meyerbeer’s grand opéra depicting the real-life Anabaptist ‘king’ Jean de Leyde is at once meticulously thought-through theatre of ideas and a historical panorama wise to the psychology of crowds, a tale of political radicalisation as private and public catastrophe.

On February 23 and 29, and March 6, Clémentine Margaine sings Fidès in Le Prophète at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, with Gregory Kunde as Jean de Leyde, Elena Tsallagova as Berthe, Derek Welton as Zacharie, Gideon Poppe as Jonas and Thomas Lehman as Mathisen.
Enrique Mazzola conducts.