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Teatro Praga & Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa (Residency)
May 24 - June 5
Following the Shakespeare / Purcell trilogy (presented between 2010 and 2019), Teatro Praga returns to the big stage, in partnership with Metropolitana, to present A Sagração da Primavera, a ballet by Stravinsky, originally choreographed by Nijinski. Understanding this work as a milestone in the history of the performing arts, and taking into account its symbolic weight, A Sagração da Primavera, by Teatro Praga, follows the desire to bring history to the stage and understand how it reverberates in contemporary times. A celebration of the planet and place we inhabit, which degenerates into a sacrificial ritual, will serve as a guiding thread to think about the inextricable mixture of existence, privileging a history of mutual influences. The force of life, of spring, is also the force of abandonment and abdication of all kinds of bodies.
Who needs Realism
when we can have Fakism?
Teatro Praga assumes itself as a group or federation of artists, with a coat of arms and history. As each show, or day, is something else, he usually answers the question of who he is with a reformulation of the question. Even so, Teatro Praga rejoices in the established order and looks at the unpredictable variations to which it is subjected as a way of expanding the concept of predictability.
Teatro Praga was born in 1995 and is headquartered at Rua das Gaivotas, in Lisbon. He regularly collaborates with some of the most prestigious cultural structures in Portugal and has performed at festivals and theaters in several European countries (Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia, Denmark and Poland), in Israel and China.
ORQUESTRA METROPOLITANA DE LISBOA
Founded in 1992, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa is a reference group in the Portuguese music scene. Comprised of 35 musicians, in a “classical” instrumental configuration, its basic training is regularly modulated and expanded, allowing the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa to approach practically the entire orchestral repertoire, from the late 17th century to contemporary times. Among the artists who collaborate with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, conductors such as Pablo Heras-Casado, KristjanJärvi, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Christopher Hogwood, Enrico Onofri, Leonardo García Alarcón, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Beat Furrer, Magnus Lindberg and soloists stand out. such as Monserrat Caballé, Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Felicity Lott, Maria João Pires, Natalia Gutman, Adrian Brendel, Sayaka Shoji and António Menezes, among many others. Appointed in 2021, Pedro Neves performs the dual role of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra.