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Performances 2011

Cinema São Jorge | December 21 and 22, 2011 | Miguel Azguime


The Little Girl Water Droplet

The opera “The Little Girl Water Droplet" is based on an original text by Papiniano Carlos. According to the programme notes, it “speaks of the water cycle indispensable for human life on Earth telling the story of a water droplet... >> read more

São Carlos National Theatre| November 19, 2011 | António Pinho Vargas


Candid, or the Pessimism
“Onze Cartas” by António Pinho Vargas for symphonic orchestra, three narrators (pre-recorded) and electronics, after having been premiered at the Casa da Música in Porto, was performed in Lisbon at the São Carlos National Theatre (TNSC)... >> read more

Teatro da Vilarinha | September 24, 2011 | Virgílio Melo


To Make Audible the Thinkable
On September 24 Virgílio Melo was in the limelight at the Vilarinha Theatre in Porto. In the programme, works covering a 22-year period of his musical creation... >> read more

Belém Arts Centre | July 8, 10 and 12, 2011 | Alexandre Delgado


Mad Queen Opera:
Singing Women, Structured Madness and Men’s Power

It is possible to give several different answers to the question: What the opera, “A Rainha Louca”, is about? Declaratively, it is about Maria I of Portugal (1734-1816), the first queen of the country, which became republic in 1910. Still, the opera is about more issues, and further on I will briefly discuss some of them... >> read more

Goethe-Institut, Lisbon | May 20, 2011 | Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble


1st Forum for Young Composers by the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble
Contemporary music, obviously, does not have big audiences – not many voters I would say – and that is why it is important to have access to new music, which is created here and throughout the world. There is a lot of extremely varied new music, which in our small Lisbon environment would not be presented if not for such few projects as the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble, among others... >> read more

São Carlos National Theatre | March 18, 2011 | Nuno Côrte-Real


"BANKSTERS" — Opera in Opera
The new opera by Nuno Côrte-Real, with libretto by Vasco Graça-Moura, has all the ingredients of confusion... >> read more

Museu da Música Portuguesa | January 29, 2011 | Contemporary Music for Solo Violin


Longing for the Past
On January 29 2011, Liviu Scripcaru, a Romanian violinist, who currently lives and works in Portugal gave a concert of Portuguese contemporary works for violin solo. The performance constituted a part of the Orquestra Metropolitana 2010 / 2011 concert season entitled “A música por dentro” (“Music from the Inside”)... >> read more

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