Opera In the Tropics: A Conversation with Dr. Rogerio Budasz

Latin American & Iberian Song by Patricia Caicedo

Episode notes

Did you know that there was an important operatic activity in Brazil during the XVII and XVIII centuries? Did you know that there were opera houses in many Brazilian cities where European and local artists performed together, including mulatos, blacks, and women?

In the second season premiere, Patricia Caicedo talks to Dr. Rogerio Budasz, a Brazilian musicologist and the author of Opera in the Tropics: Music and Theater in Early Modern Brazil, a fascinating book that puts in evidence how music is a space where political, social, and religious power struggles are constantly negotiated.

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