L'africaine

United States, 1988

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Lotfi Mansouri

producer

Robert Walker

production company

RM Arts

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

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

Language

French

Duration

03:12:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37156

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Foreign language films

Music & Performing Arts → Operas

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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