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CARLOS LYRA FOR CHILDREN

IN THE CHILDRENíS MUSICAL THE DRAGON AND THE FAIRY

Music, text and lyrics by Carlos Lyra
Text and lyrics by Nelson Lins e Barros


The Dragon and the Fairy is a childrenís musical that I wrote in 1963 together with Nelson Lins e Barros. Staged in 1965, in Rio de Janeiro, it won the Award of the State of Guanabara during the government of Carlos Lacerda, for Best Childrenís Musical.

At that time, I was already a year into my self-exile in the United States, and later in Mexico, where in 1970 I directed the play produced by the Mexican government at the Teatro de la Danza, in Mexico City. The play was staged in a first session for children and a second session for adults, who had fun as if they were children.

Dating from this production, the Mexican government included the play in itís official program where it is staged until today and in 1980, was awarded with five Deusas de Prata (theatre awards) for Best AUTHOR, DIRECTOR (BY THE AUTHOR), BEST CAST, MUSIC, SCENERY AND COSTUMES.

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