GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791-1864): Vasco da Gama (ed. Jürgen Schläder [b.1948]).
Catalogue Number: 07Q042
Reference: 777 828-2
Description: Here is the World Premiere Recording of the final original version of what, after much shortening and editing (especially in Acts III and IV, some of it confusing when seen on stage - if the final act is in Africa, what's with all those Indian gods in the libretto?) by François-Joseph Fétis, became known as L'Africaine. Three separate notes and 22 photos from the production in the 212-page booklet/libretto. 4 CDs. French-English libretto. Bernhard Berchtold (tenor), Claudia Sorokina, Guibee Yang (sopranos), Pierre-Yves Pruvot, Kouta Räsänen (basses), Chemnitz Opera Choir, Robert Schumann Philharmonic; Frank Beerman.