The Opera is back in Coliseu

July in Coliseu is marked by a double return by the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra.
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Cine-Concerto “Metropolis” and Opera Gala. THE Coliseu is back!

July in Coliseu is marked by a double return by the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra.

First, on July 1 and 2, with a Opera Gala which will guide you on a journey through some of the most important opera titles in history.

Then, on July 23, interpreting the original music that Filipe Raposo, pianist and composer residing at Cinemateca Portuguesa, composed for the film "Metropolis", masterpiece of German Expressionism, made by Fritz Lang in 1927.

De Bizet, with his "Carmen", until Verdi, with his "Rigoletto", in Opera Gala gathers some of the works that marked the history of the French and Italian romantic opera of the XNUMXth century.

Opportunity for the public to meet again with excerpts that Humanity refuses to forget, as is the case of the famous Barcarolle of the opera "The Tales of Hoffmann", Or the Meditation for violin and opera orchestra "Thaïs", by Massenet. Mascagni, with his “Rustic cavalleria”, Gounod with his "Faust" and Leoncavallo with their "Pagliacci" they couldn't miss the call.

Dora Rodrigues (soprano), Rita Marques (soprano), Cátia Moreso (half-soprano), Carlos Cardoso (tenor) and André Henriques (baritone) are the talented Portuguese voices that, accompanied by the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor José Eduardo Gomes, guide our audience in the reunion with lyrical singing. A co-production with the National Theater of São Carlos.

On July 23, and after the great success in Lisbon, the Coliseu Porto Ageas displays "Metropolis". A film-concert night in which the music of the present meets a classic film that portrays the dystopian vision of the city of the future.

Countless composers felt compelled to write music to accompany the screening of the film “Metropolis”, masterpiece of German Expressionism, made by Fritz Lang in 1927. Filipe Raposo, author of several soundtracks for cinema and theater, accepted the challenge of Teatro São Luiz and created a original score, performed by 15 members of the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of the conductor Cesário Costa.

If “Metropolis” is a parable about social relations in a city imagined a century away - 2026 -, in which the privileged live on high, while the mass of oppressed workers lives underground and struggles with the man-machine opposition, Filipe Raposo's score accentuates massive verticality, symmetrical planes, rhythmic sound environments that evoke the gears of heavy machinery. It is, simultaneously, a look from the future (our present) to the past.

A co-production of São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Coliseu Porto Ageas and Opart / Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, in partnership with Cinemateca Portuguesa.

Special price: Metropolis + Opera Gala

Tickets for each show can be purchased individually at Coliseu, Ticketline and usual places.

There is also a joint ticket with a special price for the Film-Concert “Metropolis” and for one of the nights of the Opera Gala.

To obtain the discount, go to the ticket office of the Coliseu or one of the usual points of sale.

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