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L'Africaine - 16 November 1978 Evening 7.00pm

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
daughter of Don Diégo
Margherita Rinaldi
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
Usher of the Council William Elvin
Grand Inquisitor David Ward
Don Alvar
a Councillor
Robin Leggate
Vasco de Gama
Navigator and Explorer
Plácido Domingo
a Queen from the East Coast of Africa
Grace Bumbry
one of her Chieftains in captivity with her
Silvano Carroli
First Sailor Handel Owen
Second Sailor John Carr
Third Sailor Alan Jones
Fourth Sailor Paul Statham
Solo Dancer Rashna Homji
High Priest of Brahma Raimund Herincx
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
Language: French
Durations: Act I: 7.03-8.21pm, Act II: 8.52-9.20pm, Act III: 9.51-11.03pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme and stage manager's report for 16 November 1978 (in Royal Opera House Collections)