Agenda Municipal / Music The Cábula and the nightingale - A children's opera premiere

Fri 03 and Sat 04 Dec
Casa das Artes programme

Friday 03 - 10h30 and 14h30 | Casa das Artes (for Schools)
Saturday 04 - 10h30 and 16h30 and Sunday 05 - 16h30 | Casa das Artes (for families)

Entry: 4 euros. Students and Cultural Quadrilateral Card: 2 Euros | Rating: M/6 | Duration: 60 min | Technical Details: Beatriz Maia, soprano; João Pedro Azevedo, countertenor; CCM Choir students; K2 Dance Company / Ginasiano Dance School, dancers; Choir and Symphonic Orchestra of ARTAVE; Jan Wierzba, musical direction | Co-production: MPMP Património Musical Vivo, Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalicão | Support: Ministry of Culture / Directorate-General of Arts, ARTAVE, Ginasiano Dance School

Written in 1959, “O Cábula” (Skiver) is considered the first Portuguese children’s opera. Composed by Fernando Corrêa de Oliveira, composer from Oporto, whose hundredth birth is being celebrated, it serves as the motto for its re-presentation and recording, together with the world premiere of O rouxinol de Sérgio Azevedo, a mini-opera (or pocket opera) written on the tale The nightingale and the emperor of China by Hans Christian Andersen, and also specifically designed to be enjoyed and interpreted by children. Therefore, ARTAVE students gather under the baton of Jan Wierzba, in a great party of first discoveries. For many, this will be their first foray into the world of opera!


O Cábula (1959) - Fernando Corrêa de Oliveira, music and libretto

The nightingale (2021, world premiere) - Sérgio Azevedo, music on short story by Hans Christian Andersen

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