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L'africaine

Author: Eugène ScribePlácido DomingoShirley VerrettRuth Ann SwensonJustino DíazAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Home Vision, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Vasco da Gama returns to a Portugal seething with political intrigue and hypocrisy to reclaim his love and to mount a new expedition in search of a passage to Africa. The tale is complicated by unrequited love, jealousy and hatred and comes full circle on an unexplored island off the coast of Africa.
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Genre/Form: Televised operas
Drama
Named Person: Vasco da Gama; Vasco da Gama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eugène Scribe; Plácido Domingo; Shirley Verrett; Ruth Ann Swenson; Justino Díaz; Michael Devlin; Philip Skinner; Maurizio Arena; Lotfi Mansouri; Giacomo Meyerbeer; San Francisco Opera.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.); RM Arts (Firm); Bayerischer Rundfunk.; Österreichischer Rundfunk.; Home Vision (Firm)
OCLC Number: 22925279
Language Note: Sung in French with English subtitles.
Notes: Opera in three acts.
Stereo., hi-fi.
Synopsis (7 p.) laid in container.
Credits: Produced by David Horn; television director Brian Large.
Performer(s): Plácido Domingo (Vasco da Gama), Shirley Verrett (Sélika), Ruth Ann Swenson (Inès), Justino Díaz (Nélusko), Michael Devlin (Don Pedro), Philip Skinner (Don Diego) ; other soloists ; San Francisco Opera Chorus, Ballet and Orchestra ; Maurizio Arena, conductor.
Description: 2 videocassettes (192 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: pt. 1. Acts 1 and 2 (105 min.) --
pt. 2. Act 3 (87 min.).
Other Titles: Meyerbeer's L'africaine
Giacomo Meyerbeer's L'africaine
Responsibility: and RM Arts production ; [music] by Giacomo Meyerbeer ; libretto, Eugène Scribe ; directed by Lofti Mansouri ; a WNET, KQED, RM Arts coproduction [in association with Bayerischer Rundfunk and ORF].

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Vasco da Gama returns to a Portugal seething with political intrigue and hypocrisy to reclaim his love and to mount a new expedition in search of a passage to Africa. The tale is complicated by unrequited love, jealousy and hatred and comes full circle on an unexplored island off the coast of Africa.

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