The new opera festival in town

20 August to 11 September 2021

The emotion of opera for all


After the success of its launching in Summer 2020, OPERAFEST LISBOA, the new opera festival in town, directed by soprano Catarina Moder and produced by Opera do Castelo, is now proved reality and is coming back in 2021, to bring the emotion of opera to everyone!

Combining tradition with vanguardism, in a diversified programme, exploring opera in many different stimulating ways, OPERAFEST LISBOA invites all audiences and clearly bets in the opera and in the creators of the future, as well as in young talent and has its epicenter in the beautiful Garden of National Museum of  Ancient.

Still inspired by tragedy, opera’s essential element and following its programming moto “the worst, the better”, but in time of pandemic hangover which has paralysed the world, putting in stake human social life and sharing, art presents itself as an inestimable way to the boundless world of fantasy – dream and magic are now indispensable needs!

It will be a program conjugating tears and dream, marked by great classics (Madama Butterfly), but also by opera inedited (Medium by Gian-Carlo Menotti), creations (“Untill death tears us apart” by Ana Seara) in double bill with Mahagoony Songspiel by Kurt Weill and new opera exploitations in opera satellite (Staged Gala “Fire soul”,”Lyric Machine” performance, singing lessons for amateurs, Maratona Opera XXI- contest for new arias and Cine-ópera, to surprise unexpected audiences, passing through exotic, distant and fantastic worlds.