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METROPOLIS

FILIPE RAPOSO MEETS FRITZ LANG
@antoniomarinhodasilva
Dates and Schedules

15 – 17 November

Friday and Saturday, 21h; Sunday, 17h30

Venue

Sala Luis Miguel Cintra

Price

€12 to €15 with discounts

Age Restriction

Age rate pending

Description

Celebrating its 125th anniversary,  Teatro São Luiz invites pianist and composer Filipe Raposo [ Cinemateca Portuguesa’s resident pianist] to create an original score for Fritz Lang’s masterpiece of German Expressionism, Metropolis. The new score for a chamber orchestra of 15 musicians is, in itself, a reflection on the dystopian view of large cities where there is a prevalence of massive verticality, dense textures, symmetrical planes and rhythmic sound environments that evoke the cogs of heavy machinery and simultaneously a look from the future (our present) to the past. This commission by São Luiz emerges as a symbolic gesture, linking the memory of the Theatre (where Metropolis premiered in Portugal) with its future.

Cast and Creative

Composition and Piano Filipe Raposo Conductor Cesario Costa Ensemble Undefined A commission by São Luiz Teatro Municipal, in partnership with Cinemateca Portuguesa, in co-production with Teatro Nacional São Carlos

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