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Brazil's Amazon opera house: 'I've done every job'

29 December 2013 Last updated at 00:28 GMT

In 1973, Raimundo Pereira do Nascimento, known as "Nonato," walked into the Manaus Opera House with a contract to hang drywall and help with some restoration work.

His deal was for three months, but he stayed on - and over the past 40 years he has held almost every job in the house, from box office clerk to usher to backstage technician.

Today, Nonato is often the one to turn on the lights for those who come to visit the extraordinary Belle Epoque building that was constructed during the rubber boom in Brazil in the 1880s.