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It’s Not Over Until The Soprano Dies

©António MV
Past event
Dates and Schedules

12 to 14 january
Friday and Saturday, 20h; Sunday, 17h30


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra




€12 to €15 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction



In several languages, with Portuguese subtitles


Many operas end badly. Many operas end with deaths. Many operas end with the deaths of women – stabbed, burned, from illness, drowned, poisoned, frightened or with unknown causes. And the audience applauds the singers’ performances effusively, while at the same time applauding the deaths of the women they play. mala voadora recreates operatic endings in which the female characters die, focussing this reenactment on these characters and the arias they sing. And they do so by intensifying the quantity and the vertigo of these deaths until it is impossible not to consider the subjugation and suffering that they actually imply, beyond their operatic seduction. A feminist opera.




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Cast and Creative

Direction Jorge Andrade, with assistance from Mariana Magalhães Arrangements and orchestral direction Nuno Côrte-Real Performance Bárbara Barradas, Cátia Moreso, Eduarda Melo, Inês Simões, Joana Seara, Marco Alves dos Santos, Patrícia Quinta, Tiago Matos (singing) and António MV, Carlota Lagido, Cecília Matos Manuel, Danilo da Matta, Francisco Rolo, Jorge Andrade, Mariana Magalhães, Pedro Tavares, Tânia Alves, Vítor d’Andrade (acting) Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa Nuno Inácio, Janete Santos (flutes); Sally Dean, Carla Pereira (oboes); Nuno Silva, Jorge Camacho (clarinets); Lurdes Carneiro, Rafaela Oliveira (bassoons); Daniel Canas, Jérôme Arnouf (horns); Sérgio Charrinho, João Moreira (trumpets); Paulo Alves (trombone); Ana Ester Santos (harp); Marco Fernandes (drums); Rodrigo Azevedo (percussion); José Pereira, Alexei Tolpygo, Diana Tzonkova, Joana Dias, Luís Tonicher, Xavier Pereira, Nuno Rodrigues (first violins); Ágnes Sárosi, José Teixeira, Anzhela Akopyan, Daniela Radu, Mariana Moita, Nonna Manicheva (second violins); Joana Cipriano, Santiago Medina, Sérgio Sousa, Leonel Andrade, Andrei Ratnikov (violas); Nuno Abreu, Ana Cláudia Serrão, Jian Hong, Alessio Cunha (cellos); Ercole de Conca, Margarida Ferreira (double basses) TRANSLATION OF LIBRETOS Catarina Latino, Jorge Rodrigues, Rosário Corte-Real and Natália Correia, Rui Esteves, João Paulo Santos Set design José Capela, with assistance by João Fonte and execution of Américo Castanheira Costumes José Capela, with support from Carlota Lagido Bodies COLA Sets & Fx Lighting Wilma Moutinho Research support Isabel Novais and Pedro Moldão Technical direction João Fonte Technical support Luís Rabaçal Production team Joana Mesquita Alves, Inês Soares Lopes, Sofia Freitas Support Alcatifas das Antas, ArtWorks, Comuna Teatro de Pesquisa, Kinda Home, Servilusa Acknowledgements Henrique Margarido, Sara Morgado Santos, Suzie Peterson, Teatro Nacional São Carlos / Bernardo Azevedo Gomes Co-production Coliseu do Porto, Landesbühnen Sachsen and São Luiz Teatro Municipal /// mala voadora is a structure financed by the Government of Portugal – Ministry of Culture/Directorate-General for the Arts


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