The initiative returns on the 19th of August and until the 18th of September, with dance afternoons, cinema evenings, shows and open-air festivals, and with the celebration of Brazil’s 200 years of independence.
This year’s program opens with the Solo Fest Festival, which takes two nights of intimate performances to Castelo de São Jorge, between Theatre, Dance and Music. On this first night of Solo Fest, there is theater and a concert. Actor Miguel Sermão interprets the play “Por Ele”, a comedy about married life; and the ‘singer-author’ Mafalda Veiga revisits some of her best-known themes, versions by bands such as The Beatles or David Bowie, and presents other unpublished songs.
On the 20th, it’s time for the dance show “Kodé Di Dona”, with Mano Preto, in honor of the Cape Verdean poet, composer and historian, and for the concert by Cuban cellist and singer Ana Carla Maza. The last days of August will be filled with the Lisboa Mágica and Lisboa Soa festivals.
The first of these two festivals brings 15 artists and 158 shows to the capital, spread over ten locations in the city. The second, under the motto of Reinvention, is divided between the Carpintarias de São Lázaro and the Museum of Lisbon – Roman Theater, with installations, shows and ‘workshops’.
On September 10, classical music returns to Vale do Silêncio, in Olivais, for the musical show “Uma Noite no Vale”, with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Diogo Costa, and with the participation of guest soloists.
“A great show” designed for that green park, whose repertoire is symphonic music with favorite arias from opera, operetta and musical theater, composers such as Manuel de Falla, Jules Massenet, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein, author of the famous musical “West Side Story “, highlights the Equipment Management and Cultural Animation Company (EGEAC) of the Lisbon City Council, promoter of the initiative,
The performances of two orchestras are also planned, the first of which – Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais – celebrates the bicentennial of Brazil’s independence with a concert that will take place on the 7th, in the gardens of Torre de Belém. The second is the Lisbon Poetry Orchestra, which will perform on September 17, at Castelo de São Jorge, with their latest work, entitled “Os Surrealistas”.
At the Lisbon Museum – Palácio Pimenta, on September 3, from 9 pm, a cineconcert will take place with the film by Manuel Luís Vieira “O Fauno das Montanhas” (1926), presented in a digital copy restored by Cinemateca Portuguesa – Cinema Museum, accompanied live by the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra.
The same museum will host, on the 17th of that month, the show “A Voz e a Alma”, starring fado singer Helder Moutinho and actress Maria João Luís, who sing, declaim and interpret João Monge’s poetry.
Literature will also be honored in this Lisboa na Rua, through the novel “Memorial do Convento”, by José Saramago, with a free theatrical adaptation by Trigo Limpo – Teatro ACERT, entitled “A Passarola”, which is presented (3 September), from 9:30 pm, at Largo José Saramago, in Campo das Cebolas, next to the Foundation’s headquarters named after the writer, whose birth centenary is celebrated this year.
On the 18th, at 5 pm, in the Jardim do Palácio das Galveias, the show “Mais de Cem Mil Dias” will premiere, based on the audiobook by Inês Pupo, with illustrations by Ricardo Machado and music by Filipe Raposo and Gonçalo. silver.
As in previous editions, dance will return to the streets of Lisbon, this time on Sunday afternoons, under the motto “Dançar a Cidade”. This initiative proposes open-air Flamenco and Sevilhanas (at Quinta das Conchas), African Tribal Dances (in the garden of Palácio das Galveias), Samba and Forró (at Parque Urbano Moinhos de Santana) and Salsa and Merengue (Largo José Saramago – Campo das Onions), always from 5 pm.
According to EGEAC, there will also be other artistic expressions, which are assiduous in this program, such as video art, with the festival, for five days, in different places in the city, and Cinema, with the project, which offers two days of sessions on the air. free. All Lisboa na Rua programming has free admission and is available today at culturanarua.pt.