JEAN PAUL BUCCHIERI PARTICIPATES IN VIENNA’S BRAZILIAN EMBASSY CONFERENCE
On October 1st, 2022, at 17h00, CIAC researcher Jean Paul Bucchieri presented the communication “2056, como construir o mito de Don Giovanni”, as part of “Session VIII: contemporary opera” at the International Conference 200 years of Don Giovanni in Brazil. The event took place at the residence of the Brazilian Embassy in Vienna.
The international Conference celebrates the first Don Giovanni opera performance in Brazil on September 20, 1821. Composed by the Austrian Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and written by the Italian author Lorenzo Da Ponte, the opera was presented for the first time in Brazil by the Italian Theater Company at Teatro Real de São João, in Rio de Janeiro (at the time, the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves). That night, the opera was seen and heard for the first time outside Europe—five years before the famous performance in New York, on May 25, 1826, by the Garcia Opera Troupe, with the participation of Lorenzo Da Ponte, poet of the Opera.
On September 20, 2021, the bicentenary of the performance in Rio was celebrated with a broadcast live concert, which showcased Brazilian, Portuguese, and Austrian musicians. The event was organized by the Don Juan Archiv Wien foundation in partnership with Centro Cultural Brasil-Austria (Vienna); Divino Sospiro Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal( Queluz / Lisbon); Universität Mozarteum( Salzburg); and Musica Brasilis( Rio de Janeiro),
The conference’s program can be retrieved here.