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Koanga. Opera in prol., 3 acts, and epilogue by Delius to lib. by C. F. Keary after G. W. Cable's novel The Grandissimes (1880). Comp. 1896–7, rev. 1898. Extracts perf. in concert version London 1899. F.p. Elberfeld 1904, cond. Cassirer; f. Eng. p. CG 1935 cond. Beecham (with lib. rev. by Beecham and E. Agate); f. Amer. p. Washington 1970. Concerns slaves on Mississippi plantation. See also Calinda, La.