Revival of Brazil’s First Black Opera, ‘Lídia de Oxum’, Will Be Staged in Salvador

Written 25 years ago by Ildásio Tavares in partnership with conductor Lindembergue Cardoso, the only opera produced in Portuguese and Yoruba speaks of racism in the pre-abolitionist period.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Marked by 'axé' music, Bahia is also the birthplace of Brazil's first black opera and the only one produced in Portuguese and Yoruba - the Niger-Congolese dialect.

Some 25 years after its creation, 'Lídia de Oxum' ("Lídia of Oxum") will be performed again between November 21st and 23rd, at Teatro Castro Alves (TCA), in Salvador, State capital of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?