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L'Africaine - 13 November 1978 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Peter Maag
Chorus Master John Barker
Leader John Brown
Cast
Inès
daughter of Don Diégo
Margherita Rinaldi
Anna
her waiting woman
Elizabeth Bainbridge
Don Diégo
Admiral of the Portuguese Fleet, a member of the Royal Council of Portugal
Willard White
Don Pédro
President of the Royal Council of Portugal
Richard Van Allan
Grand Inquisitor David Ward
Don Alvar
a Councillor
Robin Leggate
Vasco de Gama
Navigator and Explorer
Plácido Domingo
Sélika
a Queen from the East Coast of Africa
Grace Bumbry
Nélusko
one of her chieftains in captivity with her
Silvano Carroli
First Sailor John Carr
Second Sailor Handel Owen
Third Sailor Paul Statham
High Priest of Brahma Raimund Herincx
A Priest Edward Sadler
Principal Dancer Rashna Homji
Councillors, Naval Officers, Bishops, Priests of Brahma, Indians, Soldiers, Sailors The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: The National Anthem was played at the beginning of the performance.
Language: French
Durations: National Anthem: 7.30-7.32pm, Act I: 7.33-8.50pm, Act II: 9.25-9.52pm, Act III: 10.24-11.36pm
Event: The Royal Opera Gala performance of 'L'Africaine' 13 November 1978
Information source: Royal Opera House Gala programme and stage manager's report for 13 November 1978 (in Royal Opera House Collections)