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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Arias from L' Africaine
Duets from L' Africaine

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
2Anna qu'entends je? Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.02

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Inès/Anna
3Il reviendra Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Inès
4Adieu mon doux rivage Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Inès
5Mon père par votre ordre Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.05

Type: Voice: S B BLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.06

Type: Voice: S B BLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: B BLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Diégo
8Dieu que le monde révère Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.08

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

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

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 Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.10

Type: trioVoice: T T BLanguage: French

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

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 Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T B B BLanguage: French

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

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 Popularity:

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 Popularity:

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 Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.16

Type: Voice: B T B BLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.17

Type: Voice: B T B BLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 1.18

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

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
20Toujours son sommeil agit? Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.02

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
22Hélas mon coeur faiblit Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.05

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
25Quand l'amour Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S TLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
27En vain Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.08

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.10

Type: Voice: B T SLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.11

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Inès/Vasco
31Et maintenant nous nous quittons Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.12

Type: quartetVoice: S T S BrLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 2.13

Type: quartetVoice: B T Br SLanguage: French

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

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 Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.01

Type: Voice: B TLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Alvar
35Hola matelots le vent change Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.02

Type: Voice: Br T BLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko/Alvar/Pédro
36Ecouitez ?coutons Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
37Adamastor roi des vagues profondes Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
38Un navire portant pavillon portugais Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
39Ah! que vois je Vasco Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.06

Type: Voice: T T BLanguage: French

Roles: Alvar/Vasco/Pédro
40Vous croyez Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.07

Type: Voice: B TLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.08

Type: Voice: B TLanguage: French

Roles: Pédro/Vasco
42Insens? ta jeunesse oublie Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 3.09

Type: Voice: B TLanguage: French

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

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 Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Inès
45Entre 1 of 4 Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
46Entre 2 of 4 Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.02

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
47Mous jurons par Brahma Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.03

Type: Voice: B Br SLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: B B Br SLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.05

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
50O paradis sortis de l'onde Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco
51La mort la mort Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.07

Type: Voice: B TLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco
53Ah! piti? pour ma memoire Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.09

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Vasco
54Arretez S?lika Popularity:

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 Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.11

Type: Voice: S Br B TLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
57Ecrase moi tonnerie Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.13

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Nélusko
58Brahma Vishnou Siva Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.14

Type: Voice: bassLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.15

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.16

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.17

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Inès
63Fleurs nouvelles arbres nouveaux Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Inès
64Ne m'abusèje pas Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.03

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Inès/Vasco
65Déjà trahie déjà trompée Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.04

Type: Voice: S SLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Inès
66Avant que ma vengéance Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.05

Type: Voice: S SLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Inès
67Oh longue soiffrance Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.06

Type: Voice: S SLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Inès
68Emmenez cette femme Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.07

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Nélusko
69Inleiding Mancenillier scene 5 Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.08

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
70D'ici je vois la mèr Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
71La haine m'abandonnée Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
72Oh riante couleur oh fleur vermeille Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
73Quels célestes accords Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.13

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika
75Partis partis Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.14

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Sélika/Nélusko
76Quoi tu veux mourir Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.15

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: French

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

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 5.16

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles: