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.
Ruth Ann Swenson
Running Time: 190 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Subtitles: Spanish,Read more Italian, German, French, English Read less
Works on This Recording
L'Africaineby Giacomo Meyerbeer Performer:
Michael Devlin (Bass Baritone),
Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Justino Diaz (Bass),
Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano),
Ruth Ann Swenson (Soprano),
Philip Skinner (Bass)
San Francisco Opera Orchestra,
San Francisco Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic Written: 1865; Germany
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
last opera composed by meyerbeerApril 14, 2015By daniel abrahams (palm bay, FL)See All My Reviews"ALL OF THE MAIN SINGERS ARE WONDERFUL BUT THE STORY LINE IS UGH!!!!!"Report Abuse
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