Radamés Gnattali, known for his crude and wonderful bluntness, once said to singer Zezé Gonzaga: ‘Zezé, you and this impecable tuning of yours can just go to hell!” Radamés is already dead, but if he’d met Cibele Codonho, he would most certainly have said “Cibele, you and this wonderful singing of yours can just go to hell!’He hasn’t said it. But I do.”

Ruy Castro
Music Critic and Writer