Operafest Lisboa Announces 2024 Season

Details of Operafest Lisboa’s fifth season have been released. The article only contains opera-centered events. Throughout the festival “Maratona Ópera XXI: New Dynamics for Today’s Opera” workshops take place. The New Libretto Awards are also presented during this time. Mainstage  Opening the festival is a double bill performance of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci.” The casts include Rodrigo Porras Garulo, {…}

Teatro São Luiz 2024: Felizmente Há Luar

(Photo credit: ©EGEAC, José Frade – photographer ) An extraordinary new opera premiered last week at Lisbon’s historic Teatro São Luiz, called “Felizmente Há Luar!” (loosely translatable as “fortunately the moonlight still shines”) by the prolific Portuguese composer Alexandre Delgado. Commissioned by the Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa, this was the most significant national opera premiere in recent years, and perhaps the {…}

Xabier Anduaga, Ekaterina Bakanova & Christopher Ventris Highlight Teatro Nacional De São Carlos, Lisboa’s 2019-20 Season

Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisboa has announced its 2019-20 season. The season will start off with Welsh National Opera’s production of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” directed by David Pountney. The cast will feature Miklós Sebestyén as the Marquis of Calatrava / Il Padre Guardiano, Cristiana Oliveira / Julianna Di Giacomo as Leonora, Damiano Salerno as Don Carlo di {…}