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Meyerbeer: LæAfricaine / San Francisco Opera, Verrett, Domingo, Swenson [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L'Africaine
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

'L'Africaine' was first performed at San Francisco Opera on November 3, 1972; this performance, the original French version, is a revival of the new production of the grande opera created by the opera house for its program in September 1988. It is the last work of the composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. The French libretto was written by Eugene Scribe. This is an opera in 3 acts and depicts fictional events in the life of the explorer Vasco da Gama.

L'Africaine was first performed at San Francisco Opera on November 3, 1972; the current performance, the original French version, is a revival of the new production of the grande opéra created by the opera house for its program in September 1988. It is the last work of the composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. The French libretto was written by Eugene Scribe. This is an opera in 3 acts and depicts fictional events in the life of the explorer Vasco da Gama.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 190 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM,
Subtitles: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English



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Works Details

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L'Africaine
  • Performers: Justino Diaz (Bass); Placido Domingo (Tenor); Ruth Swenson (Soprano); Shirley Verrett (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Maurizio Arena
  • Ensemble: San Francisco Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865