Africaine, L’ (The African Woman). Opera in 5 acts by Meyerbeer to lib. by Scribe. Begun 1837, but work on it intermittent owing to constant alterations to lib., etc. Completed 1864. Meyerbeer died in Paris while supervising rehearsals. Orig. version lasts 6 hours. Prod. Paris, London, and NY 1865; NY Met 1888 (in German).
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