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.
- Venue: Ann E. Pitzer Center
- Date: Thu November 16, 2017 12:00pm
- City: Davis
- Email: [email protected]
- Price Range: Free
- Tickets: 530-754-2787
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