freethings to do

2 FEV. | Songs of the Night

Casa da Musica –  Avenida Da Boavista – Porto
Saturday 18:00

Ryan Wigglesworth musical direction
Christine Rice half-soprano

Harrison Birtwistle Night’s Black Bird (debut in Portugal)
Modest Mussorgski Songs and Death Dances

Igor Stravinski Petruchka
Modest MussorgskiA Night on the Monte Calvo

The prestigious English conductor Ryan Wigglesworth is directing an evening show that includes a thoughtful, subtle and almost transcendental work by Harrison Birtwistle, exploring a melancholic universe little associated with the composer. In the remaining alignment of the program special attention is given to the characteristic fantasy of Stravinsky’s country, right from the famous devilish puppet that, according to the author of Petruchka, exasperates the patience of the orchestra. Mussorgski’s Songs and Death Dances are one of the most representative cycles of singing and piano in Russian music, and are presented here in an orchestrated version with the interpretation of soprano Christine Rice, a habitual presence in the most prestigious opera houses in the world and which is presented for the first time at Casa da Música. From the same composer, A Night at Monte Calvo draws on literary works and Russian legends describing pagan rituals on a night of St. John.

Age rating: Older than 6 years old

Free entry
Pre-concert lecture by Ana Liberal

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