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L'Africaine

Author: Giacomo MeyerbeerEugène ScribePlácido DomingoShirley VerrettEvelyn MandacAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Opera d'Oro ; Portland, OR : Allegro Corp., [1999]
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : FrenchView all editions and formats
Summary:
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: Drama
Operas
Named Person: Vasco da Gama; Vasco da Gama
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Giacomo Meyerbeer; Eugène Scribe; Plácido Domingo; Shirley Verrett; Evelyn Mandac; Norman Mittelmann; Jean Perrison
OCLC Number: 45664736
Language Note: Sung in French.
Notes: Opera in a prelude and 4 acts.
Libretto by Eugène Scribe.
Compact disc.
Program notes and synopsis by Bill Parker in English ([8] p.) laid in container.
Performer(s): Plácido Domingo, tenor (Vasco da Gama) ; Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano (Selika) ; Evelyn Mandac, soprano (Inez) ; Norman Mittlemann, bass (Nelusko) ; with additional soloists and unnamed orchestra ; Jean Perrison, conductor.
Event notes: Live performance, [197-?].
Description: 3 audio discs (2 hr., 57 min., 7 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Meyerbeer.

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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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