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L'Africaine - 3 March 1981 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor David Atherton
Chorus Master John McCarthy
Leader Meyer Stolow
daughter of Don Diégo
Miwako Matsumoto
her waiting woman
Elizabeth Bainbridge
Don Diégo
Admiral of the Portuguese Fleet, a member of the Royal Council of Portugal
Dennis Wicks
Don Pédro
President of the Royal Council of Portugal
Richard Van Allan
Usher of the Council John Hancorn
Grand Inquisitor Gwynne Howell
Don Alvar
a Councillor
Robert Tear
Vasco de Gama
Navigator and Explorer
Franco Bonisolli
a Queen from the East Coast of Africa
Grace Bumbry
one of her Chieftains in captivity with her
Silvano Carroli
Sailor John Kerr
Sailor Handel Owen
Solo Dancer Rashna Homji
High Priest of Brahma Donald McIntyre
A Priest Edward Sadler
Councillors, Naval Officers, Bishops, Priests of Brahma, Indians, Soldiers, Sailors The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Richard Van Allan and Dennis Wicks are members of English National Opera.
Language: French
Durations: Act I: 7.05-7.44pm, Act II: 7.49-8.22pm, Act III: 8.55-9.17pm, Act IV: 9.47-10.22pm, Act V: 10.28-10.50pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 3 March 1981 (in Royal Opera House Collections)