RUA 2015


Pagliacci Leoncavallo

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


Canio (tenor) – Carlos Guilherme
Nedda (soprano) – Catarina Molder
Tonio (baritone) – Jorge Martins
Sílvio (baritone) – Rui Baeta
Peppe (tenor) – a designar

Piano – Armando Vidal
Special guest: Jaime Dias (fado singer)
Chorus director: Filipa Palhares


Teresa Inácio, Ana Ventura, Maria João Rodrigues,

Conceição Sousa, Carla Aires, Filipa Palhares, Luísa Vaz Pinto, Margarida Simões,

Jaime Varela, José Dias, João Barros, Pedro Pires, Miguel Romeiro, Diogo Dias, Miguel Rodrigues,

Ricardo Guimarães.

Production: Ópera do Castelo
Direction: Catarina Molder
Production Direction: Nuno Barroso
Production assitent and live footage: Diana Lima
Assitence: Fernando Tavares

Special Thanks

Casa de Lafões
Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional
Fernando Rosado pianos
Jorge Galvão design



RUA 2016

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!

Ficha artística

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



RUA 2018


Opera Delirium

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!

Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Mozart.