5th Edition of Operafest Lisboa is back, with new exciting venues and

exciting opera for everyone under the moto "Basic Instinct"!

The "out of the box" Operafest 2024 Lisboa & Oeiras led by soprano Catarina Molder and produced by Ópera do Castelo, crossing tradition and vanguardism, is back in new incredible venues to enjoy exciting opera for everyone doubling its audience!

Operafest 2024 will take place in Lisbon and Oeiras. This 5th Editions under the moto "Basic Instinct" launches in sumptuous Gardens of Palácio Marquês with two masterpiece of Italian verismo: Cavalleria rusticiana" by Mascagni  and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, right after for the younger ones, opera tale "Little Thumb" by Isabelle Aboulker. In Anfiteatro in open air of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation "Don Giovanni" by Mozart. Celebrating five hundred years of birth one of the greatest poets of all time and father of Portuguese language  Luís Vaz de Camões, the absolute premiere of cantata performance "Torment" based on Canto V of epic poem "Lusíadas" and "Five ways to die of love", Maratona Ópera XXI, Cine-ópera, Conferences, debates, workshops, closing with unique operatic rave.

In Operafest opera is served with plenty of adrenalin.

Full program to be announced soon!

OPERAFEST LISBOA, in its 4th edition was another success of audience
with wide national and international recognition!

Operafest Lisboa presented its 4th editon in the marvelous Garden of Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga and in Roman Theatre, Centro Cultural Belém and Cinemateca Portuguesa, during a all month of varied and vibrating program, celebrating opera with full houses and continuing to win over new opera devotees!

This 4th edition, brought the emotion of opera almost month-long directly to 6300 people, one third of international audience, among which a great number of young people and children and a growing loyal audience of different ages and backgrounds, year after year enjoying enthusiastically, its challenges and proposals! 

5 New Opera Produtions

13 performances

1 opera in absolute premiere

40 singing lessons to curious amateurs

Maratona Opera XXI - Contemporary Opera Competition


Cine-Opera: 3 films

1 Operatic Rave