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Meyerbeer: L'africaine / Arena, Verrett, Domingo

Meyerbeer / Verrett / Domingo / Arena
Release Date: 04/28/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 8  
Composer:  Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Michael DevlinPlacido DomingoJustino DiazShirley Verrett,   ... 
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera OrchestraSan Francisco Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 3 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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.

Placido Domingo
Shirley Verrett
Ruth Ann Swenson
Justino Diaz
Michael Devlin
Philip Skinner

Region: All
Running Time: 190 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish,
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Works on This Recording

L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Michael Devlin (Bass Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Justino Diaz (Bass),
Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Ruth Ann Swenson (Soprano), Philip Skinner (Bass)
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra,  San Francisco Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 

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 last opera composed by meyerbeer April 14, 2015 By 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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