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, assumes the main mission of projecting this total art form into the future.

With a diversified program  meeting all kinds of audiences, from Puccini’s Tosca to  contemporary opera contest – Maratona Ópera XXI, spanning  Lisbon’s premiere of opera The Médium by Gian-Carlo Menotti, Operatic Rave and much more, 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 break, through opera reaches 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!