25th January

Concert will begin at 19:00 hours GMT

Gil's 'Amor Azul' world premiere with himself, Santos, Pansa and Reis from Paris

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Gilberto Gil's 'Amor Azul' (Blue Love) in an Opera-song in two acts to a libretto by Aldo Brizzi. The plot is inspired by three works: the Song of Songs, the 'Messenger Cloud', a lyric poem from ancient India written by Kâlidâsa, and the 'Gita-Govinda', a Hindu poem written by Jayadeva in the 12th century which tells the love beetween Krishna and Râdhâ. World premiere. Performers:

Gilberto Gil: Jayadeva / Vishnu.
Josehr Santos: Krishna.
Luciana Pansa: Radha.
Graça Reis: Sakhi.
Irma Ferreira: Gopi 1.
Yete Queiroz: Gopi 2.
Carlos Eduardo Santos: Forest Spirit.
Raghunath Manet: Avatar of Krishna.
Swati Van Rijswijk: Avatar of Radha.

Bem Gil, guitar, Iuri Passos, percussion, Luan Badaro, percussion, Alin Gonçalves, percussion. Radio France Choir. Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Aldo Brizzi.

Recorded 3 December 2022.


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