The new opera festival in town
The emotion of opera for all
From great opera classics to Vanguardism opera, embracing all audiences, in varied formats, mainly presented in the open air, OPERAFEST LISBOA, is born in a particular difficult year, but with all heart and soul to bring the emotion of opera to everyone!
With a diversified program, meeting all kinds of audiences, from Puccini’s Tosca to contemporary opera contest – Maratona Ópera XXI, spanning "Operatic Rave” with social distancing, a Surprise Opera Gala or Cine-opera. Including 8 operas in absolute premiere, OPERAFEST wants to bring opera up close to the audience of today, with new commissions, new challenges, new composers and mostly new operas inspired by today’s world!
With the moto “The worst, the better”, evoking opera’s tragic essence , the launching of Operafest is done under the unifying theme of betrayal and deceive, as tragedy instigators-
The game of life and its constant dialectic between trust and its breake, reaches through opera the level of utopy of singing the fascinating and tragic complexity of human being!
Welcome to OPERAFEST LISBOA, Welcome to the tragic world of opera!