Fiesta: A Treasure of Latin American Opera Il Guarany

Fiesta: A Treasure of Latin American Opera Il Guarany

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Overture to Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Gomes' opera Il Guarany

1/28      A Treasure of Latin American Opera: Il Guarany Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Gomes was a “rock star” in 19th century Italy, making more money than anybody except for Verdi, his mentor and protector. The opera was praised by Liszt and premiered in that temple of Italian opera, La Scala. For over a century his music has been almost forgotten outside of Brazil. Fiesta features a historical recording of Gomes’ opera Il Guarany, with Plácido Domingo in the main role.