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Koanga

Opera: Work details

Composer: Frederick Delius
Librettist: Frederick Delius
Librettist: Charles F Keary
Work definition: Lyric drama in a prologue, three acts and an epilogue
After: After the novel 'The Grandissimes' by George W Cable
Language: English
Notes: The first performance at Covent Garden was given in the original English, but with revisions to the text by Thomas Beecham and E. Agate. Clarification of Royal Opera House company premiere: In 1955 The Covent Garden Orchestra performed only the dance 'La Calinda'.
World premiere: 30 March 1904, Stadttheater, Elberfeld, Germany
ROH premiere: 23 September 1935, Royal Opera House Company Limited
ROH company premiere: 22 March 1955, The Covent Garden Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performances not linked to a production
22 March 1955 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London