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From 1902, an early recording of "O Paradis" (Air de Vasco de Gama) from L'Africaine, sung by Albert Vaguet.

Air de Vasco de Gama ["O Paradis"] from L'Africaine

Company Pathé Frères Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 3390
Category Tenor
Title L'Africaine - Air de Vasco de Gama ["O Paradis"]
Performed by Albert Vaguet
Circa 1902
Announcement "L'Africaine.  Chantée par Monsieur Vaguet de l'opéra."

("L'Africaine.  Sung by Mr. Vaguet of the opera.")


Tenor Albert Vaguet sings the most familiar aria of Giacomo Meyerbeer's grand 5-act L'Africaine ("The African woman").   The opera premiered in 1865 in Paris, one year after Meyerbeer's death.

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