Meyerbeer's "L'Africaine": French grand opera and the Iberian exotic

Andrews, Jean (2007) Meyerbeer's "L'Africaine": French grand opera and the Iberian exotic. Modern Language Review, 102 (1). pp. 108-124. ISSN 0026-7937

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Meyerbeer's grand opera L'Africaine (1865) tells the story of the sixteenth-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's triumphant journey back from the east African coast and his love for an African slave. It raises questions relating to the representation of miscegenation and Iberian identity on the nineteenth-century grand opera stage.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Grand Opera, Meyerbeer, Vasco da Gama, Miscegenation, Iberian, Portuguese
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies > Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Depositing User: Andrews, Jean
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 11:14
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:26

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