Garrincha - a street opera
[Garrincha - Uma opera de rua]
Opera by Robert Wilson and Darryl Pinckney, based on an idea by Danilo Santos de Miranda
Premiered on April 23, 2016 at the Teatro Paulo Autran, São Paulo, Brazil
Garrincha - a street opera is a musical evening based on the life of the Brazilian football legend. Garrincha was part of the team that won the World Cup in 1958 and 1962 and made Brazil respected throughout the sport. The love of Garrincha's life was Elza Soares, herself a legend, the fiery songbird of the favela. Garrincha's stardom on the field was brief and his marriage to Elza also came to an end in time, but the joy of his style of playing and the love he and Elza shared lives on. In Garrincha, Robert Wilson's aesthetic meets the beat and color of a hopeful Brazil.
The piece is produced by SESC São Paulo and Change Performing Arts.