OPERAFEST LISBOA & OEIRAS

FROM 22 AUGUST TO 11 SEPTEMBER 2024

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!

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pietro Mascagni

Leoncavallo - Mascagni

Great Classics

 22, 24 and 26 AUG

21h00

Jardins do Palácio Marquês de Pombal

O Polegarzinho

Isabelle Aboulker - Contópera

Audience of the Future | Inedited

 28, 29, 30 e 31 and 31 AUG

21h00

Jardins do Palácio Marquês de Pombal

D. Giovanni

W.A. Mozart

Great Classics

  29 , 30 AUG - 2 , 4 SEP

21h00

Anfiteatro ao ar-livre - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

TORMENTO

Camões 500 Years

Opera Satellite | Creations

6 and 7 SEPTEMBER

21h00 and 22h

Trienal de Lisboa

Cine-Opera

Manoel de Oliveira

Cine-opera

7 SEPTEMBER

17h30

Cinemateca Portuguesa

Operatic Rave

"Atração Fatal" 

Opera Satellite

7 SEPTEMBER

23h

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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

Performance

Cine-Opera: 3 films

1 Operatic Rave