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The Resource L'africaine, San Francisco Opera Association ; RM Arts ; Meyerbeer ; Brian Large, director ; Lotfi Mansouri, stage director

L'africaine, San Francisco Opera Association ; RM Arts ; Meyerbeer ; Brian Large, director ; Lotfi Mansouri, stage director

Label
L'africaine
Title
L'africaine
Statement of responsibility
San Francisco Opera Association ; RM Arts ; Meyerbeer ; Brian Large, director ; Lotfi Mansouri, stage director
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Production company
Singer
Stage director
Subject
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
The great Plácido Domingo in Meyerbeer's last opera. Ines is forced by her father, the Grand Amiral Don Diego, to marry Don Pedro instead of her true love, Vasco da Gama, who is thought to be dead in his last expedition. However Vasco suddenly reappears and announces that he has discovered new lands from where he brought Selinka and Nelusko with him. Being refused the means for a new expedition, Vasco insults the Grand Inquisitor who in return excommunicates him and put him in jail. Ines accepts to marry Don Pedro provided that Vasco is released. Don Pedro decides to explore the new lands, helped in his endeavour by Nelusko, who secretely designs to bring the expedition to its ruin. Trapped in a tempest, the fleet perishes. Only escape Vasco, Ines, Nelusko and Selinka, who appears eventually to be the queen of these far-reached lands. Besides, in love with Vasco, she saves him from a death penalty placed upon every foreigner reaching the shore. But Vasco runs to join Ines in her execution. Moved by this true gesture of love, Selinka set them free and allows them to go back to their homeland, Portugal. Lying within the French Grand Opera tradition, L'Africaine recounts a heartbreaking love story in which faithfulness and devotion are rewarded at the expense of a tragic and deadly dénouement. Abandoned by Vasco, Selinka kills herself, bringing Nelusko in her last journey. Though the last opera of Meyerbeer is seldom produced nowadays, L'Africaine had a great success throughout the 19th century. In a historical production by Lotfi Mansouri, Plácido Domingo and Shirley Verrett embody Vasco de Gama and Ines in Meyerbeer's forgotten masterwork
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
1988
Language note
Sung in French; English subtitles
LC call number
M1500
Other event information
Recorded
PerformerNote
Plácido Domingo (Vasco da Gama) ; Shirley Verrett (Selika) ; Ruth Ann Swenson (Ines) ; Justino Diaz (Nelusko) ; Michael Devlin (Don Pedro) ; San Francisco Opera Orchestra ; Maurizio Arena, conductor
Place of event
San Francisco Opera, San Francisco, California, USA
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1941-
  • 1942-
  • 1935-
  • 1791-1864
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Large, Brian
  • Mansouri, Lotfi
  • Domingo, Plácido
  • Verrett, Shirley
  • Swenson, Ruth Ann
  • Díaz, Justino
  • Devlin, Michael
  • Arena, Maurizio
  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo
  • San Francisco Opera
  • San Francisco Opera
  • RM Arts (Firm)
Runtime
191
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Operas
Technique
live action
Label
L'africaine, San Francisco Opera Association ; RM Arts ; Meyerbeer ; Brian Large, director ; Lotfi Mansouri, stage director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/l-africaine-meyerbeer-lotfi-mansouri-maurizio-arena-san-francisco-opera
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (3 hr., 10 min., 22 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
2305
System control number
  • ocn956369787
  • (OCoLC)956369787
Video recording format
other
Label
L'africaine, San Francisco Opera Association ; RM Arts ; Meyerbeer ; Brian Large, director ; Lotfi Mansouri, stage director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/l-africaine-meyerbeer-lotfi-mansouri-maurizio-arena-san-francisco-opera
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (3 hr., 10 min., 22 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
2305
System control number
  • ocn956369787
  • (OCoLC)956369787
Video recording format
other

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