The greatest opera of the 19th century?
Here's a simple quiz for people who think that Wagner, or Mozart, or Verdi, or Stockhausen, or whoever is the greatest opera composer who ever lived. Not just their favourite composer, whose wonderful operas they want everyone to love as much as they do. Not just a composer with a huge influence on the genre. … Continue reading A quiz for opera enthusiasts
VASCO DA GAMA (L’AFRICAINE) By Giacomo Meyerbeer Opéra in 5 acts Libretto: Eugène Scribe (with revisions, additions and translations by Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer, Julius Duesberg and Giacomo Meyerbeer) First performed as L’Africaine: Académie Impériale de Musique (salle Le Peletier), Paris, 28 April 1865. L’Africaine was the last work of the most popular and … Continue reading 3. Vasco da Gama / L’Africaine (Giacomo Meyerbeer)