FULL Ópera Curumim O Herói da Amazônia (Zeca Torres) Manaus 2023
Information on the Performance
- Work Title: Ópera Curumim O Herói da Amazônia
- Composer: Zeca Torres
- Libretto: Mario Adolfo    Libretto Text, Libretto Index
- Venue & Opera Company: Teatro Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil
- Recorded: June 7, 2023
- Type: Staged Opera Live
- Singers: unknown
- Conductor: unknown
- Stage Director: Socorro Andrade, Francisco Mendes
- Costume Designer:
Information about the Recording
- Published by: Cultura do AM
- Date Published: 2023
- Format: Streaming
- Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
- Subtitles: nosubs
- Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
The character Curumim inhabits the imagination of several Amazonian generations who, on Sundays, gained representative narratives with a local hero who, through his adventures, united entertainment and socio-environmental awareness. The comics were authored by the Amazonian journalist and cartoonist Mário Adolfo, who began publishing the work in the newspaper A Crítica in 1983. The children’s musical was also written by him, as well as the songs, composed in partnership with Zeca Torres.
“I already wrote the story with the lyrics of the songs, which were kept for more than 20 years. Until I decided to pass it on to Torrinho (Zeca Torres), with whom I studied at Colégio Pedro II and then Journalism at Ufam. We always got along very well on political issues, comics, cartoons and music”, recalls Mário Adolfo.
Curumim and his group leave the pages of the traditional media and start to write a new chapter of their history now on stage and in art, produced by Companhia de Teatro Metamorfose and directed by Socorro Andrade and Francisco Mendes.