Fundaçao Casa de Mateus to Present Marcos Portugal’s ‘As Damas Trocadas’

By Nicolas Quiroga

The Fundaçao Casa de Mateus will present the premiere of “As Damas Trocadas ou o Diabo a Quatro” by Marcos Portugal on July 21, 2023.

This new version of the work by Marcos Portugal and Giuseppe Foppa will be directed by Nicolás Isasi, in his European debut, and conducted by Ricardo Bernandes, who will lead the Orquesta Barroca de Mateus. It will star Luanda Siqueira, Mariana Castello-Brando, Christian Lujan, Fernando Araújo, Marcio Soares Holanda, and Calebe Barros. 

The original version of “As Damas Trocadas” premiered in Venice in 1797 and was since performed in Paris, London, Madrid, Lisbon, and Rio de Janeiro.

The work explores the relationship betweenan unsatified countess and her husband and the confused identities and swaps the result. 

The performance at Casa de Mateus kicks off at 9:30 p.m. local time