Maratona I

Maratona Ópera XXI - Concurso para novas óperas

30 e 31 AGO | 21h30

MNAA Garden

Length: 1h30 with short intermission

 

Seven selected short operas by young Portuguese composers, are presented in absolute creation, to be evaluated by a jury of mixed personalities, of varied artistic fields, moving way the idea of opera to a specialized niche. The Award Carlos de Pontes Leça* of 5000 euros, will be attributed to the winning opera, as a new opera commission, to be presented in future editions of the Festival.

This contest and award intend to stimulate the composition of new repertoire, the emerging of new talents and the empowerment of the relation between opera and audience of today.

 

Musical direction: Rita Castelo Blanco

Stage Direction: António Pires

Set design & costumes: Daniela Cardante

Light design: Anatol Waschke

Sound design: Ricardo Costa

 

Cast

Mariana Castello Branco, soprano

Rita Filipe, meio-soprano

Carlos Monteiro, tenor

Tiago Matos, barítono

 

Ensemble MPMP

Sara Llano, violin

Catarina Távora, cello

Miguel Costa, clarinet

João Pedro Silva, saxophone

Paulo Jorge Ferreira, accordion

 

Jury:

Catarina Molder (artistic director)

António Chagas Rosa (composer)

Aya Koretsky (film director)

Otelo Lapa (scene director and director)

André Cunha Leal (classical music programmer (CCB) and artistic director (Cistermúsica))

 

* Great Portuguese Musicologist who has been mostly significant to development of Portuguese contemporary music, since the 2nd half of XX Century.

We were never this young       

1 Ep

Fábio Cachão

Music: Fábio Cachão 
Libretto: Miguel Castro Caldas

Length: 25’

Ana and Fernando are in their living room. Accompanied by a TV, the couple travels to their past life, seeking for answers to what led them to that moment. Trying to escape, occult facts are revealed and they end up to hiting their own reality. This episode origins a strong discussion putting everything in question.

Margarida

Sara Ross

Music: Fábio Cachão 
Libretto: Miguel Castro Caldas

Length: 25’

Ana and Fernando are in their living room. Accompanied by a TV, the couple travels to their past life, seeking for answers to what led them to that moment. Trying to escape, occult facts are revealed and they end up to hiting their own reality. This episode origins a strong discussion putting everything in question.

I ignore how many souls I have

Tiago Videira

Music and Libretto Tiago Videira

Length: 20’

Fernando and Ofélia, alone. Each one in their room, smarphone on their hands. They don’t see each other, don’t listen to each other, divinding them there is a double mirror, giving back their own image. They seek for love, want to comunicate, to cross the mirror who blocked them. That brings ansiety, tension, dispair. For a brief moment they think they will surpass themsleves, but, in the end, fear is stronger...