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Wi’ igita: An Opera by Janice Giteck

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 58 mins
Event Type: Music  

A recording of “Wi’ igita,” (also known as “A'agita” or “A'Igita”), an opera by Janice Giteck with a libretto based on the folklore of the the Pima and Papago Indians. This is a composite recording of two performances by the Port Costa Players, presumably made in the late 1970s. The story of the opera revolves around Native American myths about corn and tobacco.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Wi’ igita [part 1, libretto by R. Giteck based on Pima and Papago mythologies] (1976) (27:15) / Janice Giteck
Performers:  Port Costa Players
Genres:  Opera; Music Theater
Subject:  Music theater; Operas; Papago Indians; Tohono O'Odham Indians -- Folklore; Piman Indians -- Folklore
People:  Giteck, Janice, 1946-
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Wi’ igita [part 2, libretto by R. Giteck based on Pima and Papago mythologies] (1976) (26:24) / Janice Giteck
Performers:  Port Costa Players
Genres:  Opera; Music Theater
Subject:  Music theater; Operas; Papago Indians; Tohono O'Odham Indians -- Folklore; Piman Indians -- Folklore
People:  Giteck, Janice, 1946-
 
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