Maratona II

3 and 4 SEP | 21h30

MNAA Garden (National Museum of Anciant Art)

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.

 
Esta Ítaca que não encontro
This Ithaca, I can’t find

Diogo da Costa Ferreira

 

Nunca fomos tão novos como agora
We were never this young

Fábio Cachão

 

Eco/Arquipélago
Echo/Archipelago

João Ricardo

 

O Tesouro
The treasure

Miguel Jesus

 

Contos da criação: Adão
Tales of Creation: Adam

Pedro Finisterra

 

Margarida

Sara Ross

 

Não sei quantas Almas tenho
I ignore how many souls I have

Tiago Videira

 

Musical direction: Rita Castelo Blanco, Jan Weirzba

Ensemble MPMP

Stage Direction: António Pires

Set design: João Calixto

Light design: Anatol Waschke

 

Jury:

Catarina Molder (artistic director)

Rui Vieira Nery (musicologist)

António Chagas Rosa (composer)

Vasco Pimentel (sound director)

Rita Azevedo Gomes (film director)

Henk van der Meulen (composer and director of Royal Conservatorium of the Hague)

 

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