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"Inori to the sacred prostitute " is the first part of an opera trilogy. lt is written for one soprano coloratura, one soprano, one bass, two actresses, one dancer, two flutes, one oboe, one trombone, one percussionist and electroacoustic means.

Inori means prayer in Japanese and it is based on a diversity of cultures, races, beliefs and religions composing a sonorous language of the unconscious.

Recent phonology studies have found sonic similarity between indigenous Brazilian languages and Japanese..

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The opera text is therefore written in different languages, using words and phonemes from indigenous Brazilian languages, Japanese, English, French, Italian and Portuguese aiming at a sonic and semantic result.

The piece  is constructed as a music / scenic score or film script based on frames or sequenced combined modules creating a sonorous and visual mosaic that offers a different "gestalt" to each spectator.

The set design evokes a devastated land or lost planet.



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"Inori" recreates myths through a rite of passage searching for the image of the "sacred prostitute" focusing on women values.

In ancient matriarchal societies this figure initiated a chosen man through the sacred coitus. To restore her figure means to regain the true feminine with inherent values, now lost in modern society.


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"Inori to the sacred prostitute" was premiered at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 1993 with 16 perfomances.

CD recorded for Spectra, Brazil and RER. England.

Video recorded in its complete version by TV Educativa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil