an opera for five voices, chorus and orchestra

Odaline de la Martinez

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an opera for five voices, chorus and orchestra

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Composer Odaline de la Martinez
Year of Composition 2008
Duration ca.58'
ISMN 9790570680146
Categories (all composers) ,
Catalogue ID ce-odlm1i1


Set in the 16th Century in the African Kingdom of Guinea, Imoinda looks at slavery through the eyes of two lovers: Oko and Imoinda.

At the Palace, IMOINDA and PRINCE OKO have confirmed their love for each other. Meanwhile, the KING entertains his neighbouring CHIEF in honour of their new peace treaty and promises him a princess of his choice for his new wife. The CHIEF having spied IMOINDA and PRINCE OKO together, schemes against them. In PRINCE OKO’s absence, the CHIEF chooses IMOINDA for his bride. Since the KING is disobeyed only on pain of death, when PRINCE OKO, on returning to the palace finds that IMOINDA has been promised by the KING to another, he is forced into immediate action to protect his own interest and risks all to claim his love.

Libretto by Joan Anim Addo.