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Outra Bizarra Salada (Another Bizarre Salad)

Bruno Nogueira. Rita Cabaço and Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa Musical Direction Cesário Costa
©Beatriz Batarda
Past event
Dates and Schedules

18 to 25 February
Wednesday to Saturday, 20h; Sunday, 17h30


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra


1h30 aprox


€8 to €15 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction



Outra Bizarra Salada is based on a selection of texts by Karl Valentin (1882-1948) brings together the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, under the direction of conductor Cesário Costa, and is performed by the actors Bruno Nogueira and Rita Cabaço. It talks about an orchestra in artistic convulsion while trying to accompany a cultural revolution; about a conductor on the verge of a nervous breakdown and a musician who loses his music and goes from violinist to trombonist to percussionist; about the marks left by fear; about breaking patterns with humour and love.

Uma Bizarra Salada, inspired by the show E Não Se Pode Exterminá-lo? – one of the most iconic moments of the Teatro da Cornucópia of the 1970s with staging by Jorge Silva Melo – was created by Beatriz Batarda and presented at Teatro São Luiz in 2011. This show featured the participation of the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, under the direction of Maestro Cesário Costa, and the actors Bruno Nogueira and Luísa Cruz. It was the first time that we saw this orchestra participate in the scenic game as actors and musicians simultaneously, struggling with its protagonists and taking the humour of Karl Valentim and Bruno Nogueira further. This performance was as poetic and sad as it was feisty and critical, and imprinted humour and satire in the word games, in the dadaist and surrealist influences on the absurd, as well as in the musical repertoire. Now, in the aftermath of the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic and in the fervour of the society transforming movements that mark the beginning of our twenties, this musical comedy is revisited. To, more than ever, laugh at our prejudices, chase away the culture of fear and paranoia and mobilise lost affections. This time, it’s called Outra Bizarra Salada, because if times have changed, artists and performers also cook with new ingredients and spices.

Cast and Creative

Music by Tiago Derriça, Anne Victorino d’Almeida, Franz von Suppé, Jacques Offenbach, Otto Nicolai arrangements Tiago Derriça ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR Cesário Costa Directed by Beatriz Batarda Dramaturgy Beatriz Batarda, Bruno Nogueira Translation Luiza Neto Jorge and Maria Adélia Silva Melo Performances Bruno Nogueira, Mariana Lobo Vaz, Rita Cabaço and Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa* Light Design Nuno Meira and Alexandre Costa Wardrobe Patrícia Dória Sound Design Sérgio Milhano (PontoZurca) Directing Assistance Mariana Lobo Vaz team coordinator Bernardo Souto Production Direction Rita Faustino Executive Production Mariana Dixe

*Nuno Inácio, Janete Santos (flutes); Sally Dean, Carla Pereira (oboes); Nuno Silva, Jorge Camacho (clarinets); Lurdes Carneiro, Rafaela Oliveira (bassoons); Daniel Canas, Jérôme Arnouf (tubes); Sérgio Charrinho, João Moreira (trumpets); Fernando Llopis (drums); João Duarte (guest, percussion); Ana Ester Santos (guest, harp); Ana Pereira, José Pereira, Carlos Damas, Diana Tzonkova, Joana Dias
Inês Marques (trainee OML), Alexêi Tolpygo (1st violins); Ágnes Sárosi, José Teixeira, Anzhela Akopyan, Daniela Radu, Nonna Manicheva, Diana Esteves (trainee OML) (2nd violins); Joana Cipriano, Irma Skenderi, Andrei Ratnikov, Pedro Pires (trainee OML), Valentim Petrov (violas); Nuno Abreu, Catarina Gonçalves, Jian Hong, Ana Cláudia Serrão, Tiago Mirra (trainee OML) (cellos); Ercole de Conca, Vladimir Kouznetsov (double basses)

Production São Luiz Teatro Municipal, in partnership with Causas Comuns and Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, with the support of Offkey Produções Artísticas /// Causas Comuns is a structure funded by the Government of Portugal – Ministry of Culture / Direção Geral das Artes and is a member of Performart – Association for the Performing Arts in Portugal


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