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L'africaine [videorecording]

[music] by Giacomo Meyerbeer ; libretto [by] Eugene Scribe ; a co-production of WNET, KQED and RM Arts in association with Bayerischer Rundfunk and ORF
Format
Video; DVD
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.
Director
Lotfi Mansouri; Brian Large
Performers
Placido Domingo (Vasco da Gama) ; Shirley Verrett (Sélika) ; Ruth Ann Swenson (Inès) ; Justino Díaz (Nélusko) ; Michael Devlin (Don Pedro) ; Philip Skinner (Don Diego) ; supporting soloists ; San Francisco Opera Chorus, Ballet and Orchestra ; conducted by Maurizio Arena.
Release Date
1988
Run Time
190 min.
Language
Sung in French with English, French, German, Italian & Spanish subtitles
Notes
  • Opera in three acts.
  • Title from opening screens.
  • Synopsis and chapter listings in English ([4] p.) inserted in container.
Variant Title
At head of title: San Francisco Opera presents
ISBN
9780769788302, 0769788300
Credits
Directed by Lotfi Mansouri ; directed for television and video by Brian Large ; set designer, Wolfram Skalicki ; custume designer, Amrei Skalicki.
Published
West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2009]
Recording Info
Recorded live at the San Francisco Opera in September 1988.
Publisher no.
D0008 Kultur
Description
2 videodiscs (190 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC; LPCM stereo.; picture format 4:3; region code 1.
Technical Details
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