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The African
An opera in five acts by Giacomo Meyerbeer
English version, Geoffrey DUNN
Cast in order of singing:
(soprano) (mezzo) (bass) (bass) (tenor) (bass) (tenor) (tenor) (baritone) (mezzo) (tenor)and (bass)(bass)(tenor)
Conducted by Leo WURMSER
The action takes place about 1497
Act 1: The Council Chamber at the Admiralty. Lisbon


Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn
Unknown: Norman Nelson
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Produced By: Geoffrey Dunn
Inez: Heather Harper
Anna her waiting-woman: Rosemary Phillips
Don Diego, her father, a Portuguese Admiral: Hoger Stalman
Don Pedro. President of the Council of Portugal: Forbes Robinson
Gentleman Usher: Cyril Sokes
The Grand Inquisitor of Lisbon: Stanislav Piecora
Don Alvar Member of the Council: Max Worthley
Vasco Da Gania Naval officer: Robert Thomas
Nelusko a Chieftain from Madagascar. now sold into slavery: Raime Ncx
Selika a Queen from Madagascar. now sold into slavery: Josephine Easey
Sailors: Richard Dawson
Sailors: Gordon Farrall
A Priest: Leslie Fay

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