ROTA
for six voices, small ensemble, choir and stage
 

“Neste dia, a horas de véspera, houvemos vista de terra! Primeiramente dum grande monte, mui alto e redondo; e doutras serras mais baixas ao sul dele; e de terra chã, com grandes arvoredos. Era a terra de vera cruz.” 


Pero Vaz de CAMINHA , Carta do Achamento do Brasil

Rota brings on the stage Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvarez Cabral's travels; two Portuguese explorers who have marked the historic commercial and cultural connections among four continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, South America.

Soli Roles
Europe - soprano; Africa - soprano; 
Asia - soprano; South America - soprano;

Marinheiro - Tenor; Escritor - bass.

 

Ensemble
recorder, soprano sax, violins, viols,
viola caipira, bass drum

 

Choir
[SATB] at least ten singers for each section

direction, music and libretto by Michele Deiana

the Libretto was made using the following texts:

VEHLO Alvaro, Roteiro 

CAMÕES Luís Vaz de, Os Lusíadas
CAMINHA Pero, Carta do Achamento do Brasil

Rota was premiered by CBM Soloists, CBM Ensemble, CBM Choir
conducted by Francesco Erle​

the première was hosted by:

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