The Who’s Rock Opera ‘Tommy’ Comes to Vivo Rio this Friday

Before arriving in Rio de Janeiro, ‘Tommy’ will pass through Florianópolis on Wednesday, March 20th, and Porto Alegre on Thursday, March 21st, with the musical continuing through to Curitiba on Saturday, March 23rd, and finally to São Paulo on Sunday, March 24th.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – British rock band The Who’s world-famous rock opera ‘Tommy’ is touching down in the Cidade Maravilhosa for one night only when it arrives this Friday, March 22nd, at Vivo Rio.

The rock opera follows the story of Tommy, a seemingly deaf, dumb and blind boy who becomes a pinball champion and religious leader. One of the first rock operas, Tommy was originally released as an album by The Who in 1969, but gained even more fame with the release of a 1975 film adaptation by Ken Russell.

The film . . .

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