Pagliacci by the italian composer Ruggero Leoncavallo is a one hour long opera, with a hyper realistic plot moved by betrayal, revenge and greed in the heart of a Clown Company, with great musical moments, that became very soon big opera hits recognised by everyone.
Emotion, passion and hate, with all its veracity and ferocity by flech and blood characters highlights this veristic opera, brief in time, but very intense and realistic. The action takes place in 1870, in a Callabrian village, during the religious festivies in August.
Opera do Castelo brings Canios Company to the XXI century, more precisely to the historic heart of Lisbon city. The birth of fado welcomes finally opera, with the Arlecchino singing fado!
The realistic intensity of this opera, its passionate music and short time are three strong reasons for a successful first opera experience!
Musical Direction: Armando Vidal
Stage Direction: Lígia Roque Costums and props: Helena Medeiros Especial sound effects – Vitor Rua Light Design and Technical Management: Alexandre Lyra Leite Sound Design: Ricardo Costa
Jaime Varela, José Dias, João Barros, Pedro Pires, Miguel Romeiro, Diogo Dias, Miguel Rodrigues,
Production: Ópera do Castelo Direction: Catarina Molder Production Direction: Nuno Barroso Production assitent and live footage: Diana Lima Assitence: Fernando Tavares
Casa de Lafões Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional Fernando Rosado pianos Jorge Galvão design
Daggers & Fights
Emotion to the limit
This show is based in some of the more dramatic opera scenes ever, presented in the perfect setting of Mouraria district, in the heart of Lisbon city center.
The famous 2nd Act of Tosca, in which the primadona tries to escape from Scarpia perfidious atempt to pocess her. Manipulated by the evil Jago, Otello burns in jelousy that will led to the tragic ending. Santuzza gave herself to Turiddu. He is madly in love with Lola, which is married to Alfio. Unhappy and desperate Santuzza opens her heart to Turiddu’s mother. Turiddu challenge Alfio for a duel.
Love, betrayal, jelousy and murder – emotion pushed to the limit, with excerpts of Tosca, Otello and Cavalleria Rusticana, highlighted with Mozart and Bizet.
Street becomes an opera setting surprising its inhabitants and visitors!
The birth of fado welcomes opera!
Stage Direction: Lígia Roque Setting and props: Ópera do Castelo Light desihn and technical management: Alexandre Lyra Leite Sound design: Ricardo Costa
Catarina Molder (soprano), Carlos Guilherme (tenor), Jorge Martins (barítono) Joana David, piano and musical direction
An empty room, three chairs, an wardrobe full of traces...
Ghosts waken up their past living characters, their tragedies, their love and misfortune. Death is the guiding line to this opera delirium, where tragedy and comedy walk hand in hand, evocating great opera repertoire.
Opera’s dramaticism, intensity, beauty and madness for imeadiate contamination!