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.
METROPOLISFILIPE RAPOSO MEETS FRITZ LANG
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