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Opera Night’s at the Douro’s 4th edition marks Orquestra do Norte’s passage through two new venues: “Centro Hospitalar Conde Ferreira” and “Espaço Miguel Torga”. 
From the olden Porto to the heart of the Wondrous Realm, upstream against the current, we “tell” our music stories with the collaboration of prestigious soloists from different latitudes.
We want to make this confluence between music and nature a true encounter between our people and our – in ever increasing number – visitors.
In the present Opera cycle, the realization, in concert version, of António Avondano’s “Il Mondo de La Luna” translates our commitment in divulging Portuguese music in the context of said encounter.
We sincerely hope you enjoy!

José Ferreira Lobo
Opera Nights at the Douro’s Artistic Director

3rd July
Porto – Centro Hospitalar Conde de Ferreira – 21h30
George Gershwin – Porgy and Bess (Arias and Duets)
Laquita Mitchell, soprano
Michael Preacely, baritone
José Ferreira Lobo, direction

1st August
Amarante – Claustro da Câmara Municipal – 22h00
Pedro António Avondano – Il Mondo de La Luna, XVIII Century Portuguese Opera, in concert version
Filipa Passos, Clarice
Patrycia Gabrel, Flaminia
Marco Alves dos Santos, Ecclittico
Leandro César, Cecco
Pedro Telles, Buona Fede
Ariana Russo, Lisetta
Pedro Cachado, Ernesto
Jorge Matta, direction and dramaturgy

12th August
Sabrosa – “Espaço Miguel Torga” – 21h30
From Donizetti to Tchaikovsky
Carla Caramujo, soprano
Rui Silva, bass
Margarita Guerra, castanets
José Ferreira Lobo, direction

22nd August
Vila Nova de Foz Côa – “Museu do Côa” – 21h30
Giacomo Puccini – Fragments from: 
- Manon Lescaut 
- Gianni Schicchi
- La Boheme 
- Butterfly
Miriam Sharoni, soprano
José Ferreira Lobo, direction

3rd October
Alijó – “Quinta da Levandeira do Roncão” – 18h00
A Journey through French Opera
Cristina Faus, mezzo-soprano
Albert Montserrat, tenor
José Ferreira Lobo, direction

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