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Composer: Veloso, Caetano (b. 1942)

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Year of birth1942
NationalityBrazil
PeriodContemporary
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The other face of Schrott: Rojotango at the Budapest Spring Festival

A velvet-smooth bass-baritone voice, matinee idol looks and magnetic stage presence have made Erwin Schrott into one of opera’s big international stars. Last night, however, festivalgoers at Budapest’s Comedy Theatre saw him excel in a very different musical form: the Argentinian tango music whose leading composer was Astor Piazzolla.
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