Music: Cleveland Opera

The stage is an African jungle. Spears flash through the murk, an elephant trumpets. Tom-tom-tom goes the tom-tom. The Voodoo Man warns his people, "All the gods are angry, all the clouds hang low." There must be human sacrifice. The Girl is chosen. As she walks into the stream to drown, the Boy creeps to the bank, plays on his flute. The Voodoo Man has him dragged away. A sacrificial procession. Tom-tom-tom. The Boy struggles in his bonds, the Voodoo Man leaps at him knife in hand. Comes a slave caravan, the...

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