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Opera for All
The Festival de Ópera do Paraná has become a headline event in the cultural calendar. It’s breaking down all barriers and attracting wider and younger audiences.
Mahima Macchione explores the unorthodox approach taken by the pioneering festival director Gehad Hajar.
Opera the South American Way: The Case of Brazil and Gehad Hajar’s Pioneering Festival
Brazil has its own way of doing opera. The number of festivals keeps increasing, and opera performances - whether full productions or recitals - are being offered by theatres and opera houses across the country.
That’s not to say, though, that state and national politics don’t get in the way: as is often the case in Latin America, everything gets affected by a volatile political system, including the arts. And, yet, many of the top names in opera today come from this part of the world, so surely they must be getting something right?