Luciano Pavarotti sings "O Paradiso" from Meyerbeer's L'Africaine - Poliedro de Caracas 1991
The opera premiered at the Opéra at the Salle Lepeletier in Paris under the title L'Africaine in the performing edition undertaken by Fétis. The first night, attended by Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie, "provided Second Empire society with its most exalted self-presentation in terms of an opera premiere."
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