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Edmond Dédé: Selections from the Opera “Morgiane” and more...

UC Davis Music Department

UC Davis Music Department Edmond Dédé: Selections from the Opera “Morgiane” and more...

Liisa Davíla, soprano | Kevin Doherty, baritone

Jeremiah Trujillo, piano


Berlioz: Two songs from Les nuits d’été, op. 7


Liszt: Oh! quand je dors, S. 282


Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée


Dédé: Selections from Morgiane


A free-born native of New Orleans, Edmond Dédé (1827–1901) spent over four decades conducting orchestras in Bordeaux, France. His recently-found but never-performed opera, Morgiane (1888), is the earliest full-length opera by an African American composer. UC Davis Professor of History Sally McKee, author of The Exile’s Song: Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World (Yale UP, 2017) will offer some remarks on the work’s significance.

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Hector Berlioz

Two songs from Les nuits d’été, op. 7

Franz Liszt

Oh! quand je dors, S. 282

Maurice Ravel

Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Edmond Dede

Selections from Morgiane

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