Gomes Antonio Carlos Brazilian opera composer
b Campinas Brazil July II 1839 d Para Sept 16 1996
Pupil of Lauro Rossi in Milan Cons First stage-work in Portuguese A noite
do castello (Rio de Janeiro 1861) then Se sa minga(Nobody
knows!) Milan Teatro Fossa ti 1867; a rivista in Milanese dialect
the Song of the Needle-gun becoming immensely popular; a second
review Nella Luna 1868; a 4 act ballet opera Il Guarany Milan
La Scala 1870 fairly succ; Fosca ibid 1873 a failure; Salvator
Rosa Venice Carlo Felice 1874 successful; Maria Tudor Milan 1S77
successful; Lo Schiavo Rio 18S9 very succ; Condor ibid 1891
Also a hymn to celebrate American independence II saluto del Bresile
Phila 1876 and the cantata Colombo for the Columbus Festival in 1892.
In 1895 he was app Dir of Para Cons, sickness detained him in Lisbon and he
died a few months after reaching Para.
Biogr sketch in Portuguese by E Vieira, Rio de Janeiro 1897.
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