L' Africaine

More info on L' Africaine

Composer:

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Librettist:

Eugène Scribe

Premiere:

28 April 1865, Paris (Opéra)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

L' Africaine Synopsis

Libretto:

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Translation(s):

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About the opera L' Africaine

L'africaine (The African Woman) is a grand opera, the last work of the composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. The French libretto was written by Eugène Scribe. The opera is about fictitious events in the life of the real historical person Vasco da Gama. (Meyerbeer's working title for the opera was Vasco da Gama.)
The opera was premiered by the Paris Opéra at the Salle Le Peletier on 28 April 1865 in a performing edition undertaken by François-Joseph Fétis, as the composer had not prepared a final version at his death the previous year. It is Fétis who gave the work its present title; Meyerbeer had referred to it as Vasco da Gama. In fact it is clear from the text, with its references to Hinduism, that the heroine Sélika hails not from Africa, but from a region of, or island nearby, India - Madagascar has been suggested as a compromise reconciliation. Gabriela Cruz has published a detailed analysis of the historical context of the events of the opera and the opera setting itself.

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Roles in L' Africaine

Sélika Soprano
Vasco da Gama Tenor
Inès Soprano
Nélusko Baritone
Don Pédro Bass
Don Diégo Bass
Anna Mezzo-Soprano
Don Alvar Tenor

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All scenes from L' Africaine

Arias from L' Africaine
Duets from L' Africaine

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
2Anna qu'entends je?

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.02

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Inès/Anna
3Il reviendra

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Inès
4Adieu mon doux rivage

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Inès
5Mon père par votre ordre

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.05

Type: Voice: S B BLanguage: French

Roles: Inès/Diégo/Pédro
6Loin de ta patrie

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.06

Type: Voice: S B BLanguage: French

Roles: Inès/Diégo/Pédro
7La nouvelle qu'on vous apporte

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: B BLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Diégo
8Dieu que le monde révère

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.08

Type: quartet,choirVoice: T B B BLanguage: French

Roles: Alvar/Pédro/Diégo/Inquisitor
9Depuis qu'aux Espagnols

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.09

Type: Voice: B B T BLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Inquisitor/Alvar/High Priest
10J'ai vu nobles seigneurs

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.10

Type: trioVoice: T T BLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco/Alvar/Inquisitor
11Oui fallut'il perdre la vie

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.11

Type: sextetVoice: T T B B S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco/Alvar/Pédro/Diégo/Inès/Anna
12Un mot encore

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T B B BLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco/Inquisitor/Pédro/Diégo
13Esclaves approchez

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: B B Br S T TLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Diégo/Nélusko/Sélika/Vasco/Alvar
14Mais parle donc parle Sélika

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.14

Type: quartetVoice: T S Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco/Sélika/Nélusko/Pédro
15Il faut avec ardeur seconder sa vaillance

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.15

Type: Voice: T B B BLanguage: French

Roles: Alvar/Diégo/Inquisitor/High Priest
16Le conseil souverain qui pour le roi

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.16

Type: Voice: B T B BLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Vasco/Diégo/Inquisitor
17C'est ainsi que naguère

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.17

Type: Voice: B T B BLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Vasco/Diégo/Inquisitor
18D'impie et de rebelle

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.18

Type: quintet,choirVoice: T T B B BLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco/Alvar/Pédro/Diégo/Inquisitor
19Entre-2

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
20Toujours son sommeil agit?

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.02

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Vasco
21Sur mes genoux fils du soleil

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
22Hélas mon coeur faiblit

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Vasco
23Nélusko pour l'honneur de notre souveraine

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.05

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Nélusko
24Quand l'amour m'entraine

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
25Quand l'amour

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko/Sélika/Vasco
26Fille des Rois a toi l'hommage

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
27En vain

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.08

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco/Sélika
28Combien tu m'es chère

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco/Sélika
29On nous l'avait bien dit

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.10

Type: Voice: B T SLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Vasco/Sélika
30J'avais appris que pour toujours

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.11

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Inès/Vasco
31Et maintenant nous nous quittons

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.12

Type: quartetVoice: S T S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Inès/Vasco/Sélika/Nélusko
32March? conclu nous acceptons

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.13

Type: quartetVoice: B T Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Vasco/Nélusko/Inès
33Ecoutez moi Vasco

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.14

Type: sextetVoice: S S B T Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Inès/Sélika/Pédro/Alvar/Nélusko/Anna
34Ah! c'est vous Don Alvar

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.01

Type: Voice: B TLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Alvar
35Hola matelots le vent change

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.02

Type: Voice: Br T BLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko/Alvar/Pédro
36Ecouitez ?coutons

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
37Adamastor roi des vagues profondes

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
38Un navire portant pavillon portugais

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
39Ah! que vois je Vasco

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.06

Type: Voice: T T BLanguage: French

Roles: Alvar/Vasco/Pédro
40Vous croyez

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.07

Type: Voice: B TLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Vasco
41Je viens a vous malgr? ma haine

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.08

Type: Voice: B TLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Vasco
42Insens? ta jeunesse oublie

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.09

Type: Voice: B TLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Vasco
43Au mat du vaisseau qu'on l'attache

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.10

Type: quintet,choirVoice: B T S S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Vasco/Sélika/Inès/Nélusko
44Adieu mon doux rivage

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Inès
45Entre 1 of 4

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
46Entre 2 of 4

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.02

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
47Mous jurons par Brahma

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.03

Type: Voice: B Br SLanguage: French

Roles: High Priest/Nélusko/Sélika
48Jamais tu l'as jur?

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: B B Br SLanguage: French

Roles: High Priest/High Priest/Nélusko/Sélika
49Pays merveilleux

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.05

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
50O paradis sortis de l'onde

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco
51La mort la mort

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.07

Type: Voice: B TLanguage: French

Roles: High Priest/Vasco
52Conduisez moi vers ce navire

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco
53Ah! piti? pour ma memoire

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.09

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco
54Arretez S?lika

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.10

Type: Voice: S T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Vasco/Nélusko/High Priest
55Vouloir le soustraire au supplice

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.11

Type: Voice: S Br B TLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Nélusko/High Priest/Vasco
56L'avoir tant adoré

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
57Ecrase moi tonnerie

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.13

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
58Brahma Vishnou Siva

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.14

Type: Voice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: High Priest
59Le vaisseau de Don pedro est brisé

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.15

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Vasco
60Oh! transports oh! douce extase

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.16

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco/Sélika
61Oh ma Sélika vous regnez sur mon âme

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.17

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco/Sélika
62La bas sous l'arbre noir

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Inès
63Fleurs nouvelles arbres nouveaux

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Inès
64Ne m'abusèje pas

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.03

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Inès/Vasco
65Déjà trahie déjà trompée

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.04

Type: Voice: S SLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Inès
66Avant que ma vengéance

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.05

Type: Voice: S SLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Inès
67Oh longue soiffrance

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.06

Type: Voice: S SLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Inès
68Emmenez cette femme

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.07

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Nélusko
69Inleiding Mancenillier scene 5

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.08

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
70D'ici je vois la mèr

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
71La haine m'abandonnée

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
72Oh riante couleur oh fleur vermeille

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
73Quels célestes accords

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
74Un cygne au doux ramage dans un nuage

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.13

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
75Partis partis

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.14

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Nélusko
76Quoi tu veux mourir

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.15

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Nélusko
77C'est ici le séjour de l'éternel amour

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.16

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles: