L'africaine

United States, 1988

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L’Africaine, recorded live from the San Francisco Opera, is conducted by Maurizio Arena. The story tells how Vasco da Gama sails to find a new land beyond Africa and is shipwrecked on the African coast. He returns to Portugal with two captives Nelsuko and Selika. He has fallen in love with Selika but she finally sacrifices her life so that da Gama can marry his former love, Ines. Music by Giocomo Meyerbeer. Stars Shirley Verrett and Placido Domingo.

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Credits

director

Lotfi Mansouri

producer

Robert Walker

production company

KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)

RM Arts

WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

Duration

03:12:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302378

Language

French

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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