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Villa-Lobos By A Soprano


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Category: documentary
(Color - NTSC/2011 - HD/2016 - 40 min. - USA)

Synopsis: Soprano Stela Brandão is one of the most avid promoters of Brazilian classical music.  Through her passion for Heitor Villa-Lobos, she brings intimate and poetic reflections on the work of this great Brazilian composer, inspiring us to recognize ourselves in the various Brazils identified in the genius' music.


"Brazil already has the geographic shape of a heart.
Every Brazilian has that heart.
The music goes from one soul to the other.
The birds talk through music.  They have a heart.
Everything you feel in life you feel in the heart."
(Heitor Villa-Lobos, composer)


Production: Goulart Filmes
Producers: Marcelo Nigri and Yves Goulart
Soprano: Stela Brandão
Director and screenwriter: Yves Goulart
Cinematography and editing: Yves Goulart
Art director: Marcelo Nigri
Color correction: Simone Mihich Bueno
Re-recording mixers: Tim Starnes and Evaristo Scarsanela Junior
Concert images: Adnor Pitanga, Fernando Natalici and Yves Goulart
Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos
Art designer: Luciane Nardi
Translation: Micki Mihich



  • 3rd Mostra Brazilian Film Series (Chicago, November 2012);
  • 12th Havana Film Festival New York (New York, April 2011).


This film is for educational purposes and the preservation of the memory of Heitor Villa-Lobos only, with no commercial value in any way.


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