Elis Regina Carvalho Costa, known simply as Elis Regina, was an important singer of Brazilian popular music. She was noted for
her perfect vocalization, as well as her personal interpretation and outstanding performances in shows. She recorded several
successful compositions, such as "Como nossos pais" (Belchior), "Upa Neguinho" (E. Lobo and Gianfrancesco Guarnieri),
"Madalena" (Ivan Lins), "Casa no Campo" (Zé Rodrix and Tavito), "Águas de Março" (Tom Jobim), "Atrás da porta" (Chico Buarque
and Francis Hime), "O bêbado e a equilibrista" (Aldir Blanc and João Bosco) and "Conversando no bar" (Milton Nascimento). Her
premature death at the age of 36 shocked Brazil. Elis Regina is widely regarded as the best Brazilian singer of all time by many
critics, musicians, and commentators.