- Il Guarany
Il Guarany ("The Guarany") is an Italian
opera-ballo by Carlos Gomes, based on the Brazilian novel " O Guarani", written by José de Alencar. The librettowas written by Antonio Scalvini and Carlo D'Ormeville.
The world premiere was at
La Scala, Milanon March 19, 1870. The opera received additional European productions. The first Brazilian performance was in Rio de Janeiroon 2 December 1870, at the Teatro Lírico Fluminense. The opera is notable as the first Brazilian opera to gain international acclaim outside of Brazil.Volpe, Maria Alice, "Remaking the Brazilian Myth of National Foundation: "Il Guarany" (Autumn-Winter 2002). "Latin American Music Review"/"Revista de Música Latinoamericana", 23 (2): pp. 179-194.]
* [http://www.amadeusonline.net/almanacco.php?Start=0&Giorno=19&Mese=03&Anno=1870&Giornata=&Testo=&Parola=Stringa Amadeus Almanac]
*"Guarany, Il" by Gerard Béhague, in 'The
New Grove Dictionary of Opera', ed. Stanley Sadie (London, 1992) ISBN 0-333-73432-7
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