TEATRO LIRICO, CAGLIARI - SEASON OPENING
February 22 – March 3 2019
Elisa will make her debut at Teatro Lirico in Cagliari for the 2019 season opening in Lo Schiavo, for the Italian premiere of this precious rarity, written by the Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Gomes.
Lo Schiavo is an opera in four acts that Gomesdedicates to Princess Isabella, the emperor’s daughter and regent, who abolished slavery in Brasil in 1888 through the promulgation of the notorious “Lei Aurea”. The drama, in fact, in revolves around the theme of slavery and its abolition, even though the original libretto was largely modified upon its arrival in Italy, especially because of the widely recognised conventions of melodrama (date and main characters’ ethnicity and social class).
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