OP2655. LO SCHIAVO (Gomes), Live Performance, 26 June, 1959, w.Guerra Cond. Rio de Janeiro Ensemble; Alfredo Colosimo, Ida Miccolis, Lourival Braga, Antea Claudia, etc. (Italy) 2-Bongiovanni 1226/27, w.31pp. Libretto-Booklet. - 8007068122622
“LO SCHIAVO (O escravo, The Slave) is an opera seria in four acts by the Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes. The Italian libretto was by Rodolfo Paravicini, after a play by Alfredo Taunay. The opera deals with the subject of slavery, a major concern in Brazil at the time (the institution had been abolished only by the Lei Áurea in 1888).
As Béhague explains, ‘LO SCIAVO is considered in Brazil to be the best of Gomes' operas, as it reflects a national subject which required and was given new treatment’."
-Zillah Dorset Akron