Edmond Dédé: Selections from the opera “Morgiane” and More


Edmond Dédé: Selections from the opera “Morgiane” and more… Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

November 16, 2017 – 12:05 pm – 1:00 pm

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 University Press, 2017) will offer some remarks on the work’s significance.

Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)