250th Anniversary Events

Day Time Place Event
November 2011
11 18h00 Lisbon, Academia de Amadores de Música, Tomás Borba room

Missa Grande by Marcos Portugal: a paradigmatic 19th century Luso-Brazilian work”

Conference by António Jorge Marques.

February 2012
6 18h00 Lisbon, Palácio Foz, Sala dos Espelhos I Semana Caravelas de Música, Concert by the Academia dos Renascidos, music for voice, mandolin, flute and harpsichord, including the Minuet for 4 hands and modinhas by MP. Critical editions by the Projecto Marcos Portugal; free admission.
20 18h00 Lisbon, S. Carlos National Theater, Foyer

Cycle Viagens na minha terra II, Concert presented in the context of the Opera Studio with works composed/arranged for Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince D. Pedro and the Infantas D. Maria Isabel, D. Maria Francisca de Assis and D.Isabel Maria; free admission.

Ana Franco (soprano), Catarina Rodrigues (mezzo-soprano), João Paulo Santos (piano).

Commentary by David Cranmer.

Critical editions by the Projecto Marcos Portugal.

March 2012
13 18h00 Lisbon, Palácio Fronteira Concert by the Academia dos Renascidos, music for voice, mandolin, flute, trumpet, guitar and piano, including the Minuet for 4 hands, Motivos for piano,  and modinhas by MP (from the cycle of Marília de Dirceu). Critical editions by the Projecto Marcos Portugal.
14 18h00 Lisbon, S. Carlos National Theater, Foyer

Cycle Viagens na minha terra II, Missa Grande

Filipa Lopes & Luisa Brandão (sopranos), Natália Brito (alto), Nuno Cardoso (tenor), Costa Campos, Daniel Passion (basses), Kodo Yamagishi (organ), Choir of the São Carlos National Theater, Giovanni Andreoli (musical direction); free admission.

Commentary by Jorge Rodrigues.

Critical edition by António Jorge Marques.

19 22h00 Rio de Janeiro, radio, Roquette Pinto (94.1 FM) Concerts UFRJ: Christmas Matins – responsories I to IV (Ensemble Turicum recording)
21 14h00 London Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Lecture Recital Room

Marcos Portugal’s Missa Grande: a Luso-Brazilian paradigmatic œuvre, conference by António Jorge Marques with live music.

Inês Barbadinho Simões and Lucy Waring (sopranos), Guildhall Vocal Ensemble, Susan Waters (direction and piano).

22 13h05 London, St. Olave’s Church

Marcos Portugal’s Missa Grande: a Luso-Brazilian paradigmatic œuvre, conference by António Jorge Marques with live music.

Inês Barbadinho Simões and Lucy Waring, (sopranos), Guildhall Vocal Ensemble, Susan Waters (direction and piano).

Critical edition by António Jorge Marques.

23 10h00-18h00 Lisbon, S. Carlos National Theater, Foyer

Colloquium “Marcos Portugal: 250 years of his birth”, organized by the Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical (CESEM), of the FCSH–Universidade Nova de Lisboa; free admission.

23 20h00 Lisbon, S. Carlos National Theater, Noble Hall

O Basculho de Chaminé (modern premiere)

Ana Paula Russo (Rosina), Raquel Luís (D. Flora), José Lourenço (D. Fábio), Jorge Martins (Pieroto), Tiago Matos (Janino), Luís Rodrigues (Baron)

Portuguese Symphony Orchestra

Musical Direction: Ricardo Bernardes
Staging: Pedro Wilson
Lighting Design: Pedro Martins

Critical edition by the Projecto Marcos Portugal

23-24 Lisbon, S. Carlos National Theater, Foyer Exhibition of libretti, sheet music, books and other objects related to MP; free admission.
24 250 YEARS OF THE BIRTH OF MARCOS PORTUGAL
24 10h00-14h00 Lisbon, São Carlos National Theater, Foyer Colloquium “Marcos Portugal: 250 years of his birth” (continuation); free admission.
24 16h00 Lisbon, São Carlos National Theatre, Salão Nobre O Basculho de Chaminé
See March 23.
24 21h30 Guimarães, Palace of the Dukes of Braganza

Guimarães European City of Culture 2012 / Congress GuimaraMus 2012

Concert of the Academic Orchestra of the University of Minho, Christopher Bochmann (direction), including the opening of La pazza giornata o sia il matrimonio di Figaro.

Critical edition by the Projecto Marcos Portugal.

25 11h30 Lisbon, St. George’s Church Sunday Mass ends with the Sonata for organ by MP performed by David Cranmer.
26 22h00 Rio de Janeiro, radio, Roquette Pinto (94.1 FM) Concerts UFRJ: overtures: Le donne cambiate, La morte di Semiramide, Il duca di Foix; Act I of Lo spazzacamino principe (recordings by Álvaro Cassuto and Meir Minsky)
27 18h00 Lisbon, National Library of Portugal

Launch of The religious work of Marcos António Portugal (1762-1830): thematic catalogue, source and text criticism, chronology proposal, by António Jorge Marques, published by Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal/CESEM.

Oradores: Profs. Doutores Mário Vieira de Carvalho, André Cardoso e David Cranmer.

Live performance of extracts from the Missa Grande.

Interpreters: Ana Paula Russo (soprano), Helena Lima (mezzo), Carlos Reis (tenor), Jorge Martins (baritone), António Duarte (organ), Coro de Câmara de Lisboa, Teresita Gutierrez Marques (direction).

Presentation of the CTT stamp and rubber stamp commemorating “250 years of the birth of Marcos Portugal”.

29-30 Cathedral of Cuenca, Spain Recording of the Missa Grande

Interpreters: see 31 March concert.

31 20h00 Cathedral of Cuenca, Spain Missa Grande

Luanda Siqueira, Charles Barbier, Karine Audebert, Hervé Lamy, Sorin Domitrascu, Frédéric Bourreau, Chœur L'Echelle, Bruno Procópio (direction)

Critical edition by António Jorge Marques.

April 2012
14 21h30 Almodovar, Mother Church of Saint Ildefonso

Te Deum Ré M (1802)

Terras sem sombra Festival

Choir of the University of Aveiro, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Beiras, António Lourenço (direction).

Presentation by António Jorge Marques.

25 Lisbon, podcast Revival of the radio program Na outra margem (podcast). Manuela Paraíso interviews David Cranmer, António Jorge Marques and Mário Trilha.

You may download the program podcast.

May 2012
19 17h00 Lisbon, National Library of Portugal Launch of the magazine glosas, no. 5. The cover theme is Marcos Portugal. Participation of António Jorge Marques, David Cranmer, Gonçalo de Almeida and Andreia C. Faria.
June 2012
1 21h00 Lisbon, "Ler Devagar" Bookstore Presentation of the book The religious work of Marcos António Portugal (1762-1830), by António Jorge Marques, published by Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal/CESEM.

Conference by António Jorge Marques, with musical examples.

4-15 Library – Foz Campus, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto Bibliographical Display — The work of Marcos Portugal in the Estate of Maestro Manuel Ivo Cruz
July 2012
15 Evening Buxton Opera House, United Kingdom The Marriage of Figaro (La pazza giornata o sia il matrimonio di Figaro)

Buxton Festival, production of Bampton Classical Opera

Nicholas Merryweather (Figaro), Emily Rowley Jones (Susanna), Cara Curran (Marcellina), Mark Saberton (Dr Bartolo), Joana Seara (Cherubino), Robert Winslade Anderson (Don Basilio), Lisa Wilson (Rosina, Countess Almaviva), John-Colyn Gyeantey (Count Almaviva), [to be announced] (Antonio), Caroline Kennedy (Cecchina), Robert Gildon (Gusmano)

Musical direction: Robin Newton

Staging/Scenarios: Jeremy Gray

Costumes: Fiona Hodges

Lighting Design: John Bishop

Critical edition by the Projecto Marcos Portugal

18 Afternoon Buxton Opera House, United Kingdom The Marriage of Figaro (La pazza giornata o sia il matrimonio di Figaro)

See July 15

23 Evening Buxton Opera House, United Kingdom The Marriage of Figaro (La pazza giornata o sia il matrimonio di Figaro)

See July 15

August 2012
13 To be announced Rio de Janeiro, Escola de Música of the UFRJ III International Symposium of Musicology of the UFRJ

Concert of the Symphonic Orchestra of the UFRJ, Ernani Aguiar (direction). The program includes the Overture in C by MP.

September 2012
18 Lisbon, Dona Maria II National Theater Inauguration of the exhibition “Folhetos de teatro: a colecção do D. Maria II”, includes a section dedicated to the leaflets of works for which MP composed the music. (18/9–15/12: Tuesdays to Saturdays 3–6 p.m.| Wednesdays to Sundays 30 minutes before the start of the show)

With the collaboration of the Projecto Marcos Portugal.

October 2012
25 Lisbon, National Library of Portugal

Inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to MP.
With the collaboration of the Projecto Marcos Portugal.
Ends January 31.

November 2012
22 13h15 Lisbon, FCSH, Auditorium 2

Overture L’oro non compra amore (composer’s arrangement);
The integral of the Motivos composed for the infantas (modern premieres).

David Cranmer, piano

22 18h00 Lisbon, Palácio Foz

Marcos Portugal — 250th Anniversary Evocative Session

Conference by António Jorge Marques, with musical examples.

Organization: Associação Ginásio Ópera

24 21h30 Lisbon, S. Roque Church

Marcos Portugal and his contemporaries

Works by Marcos Portugal: Tantum Ergo, Te Deum Laudamus, Sonata for organ

Coro de Câmara de Lisboa, Teresita Gutierrez Marques (direction), António Duarte (organ).

24-25 to be announced Capela Santa Maria – Espaço Cultural, Curitiba, Brazil O basculho de chaminé

Soloists: Márcia Kaiser (Rosina), Ísis Carvalho (D. Flora), Chrystian Segalla (Basculho), Bruno Spadoni (Baron), Carlos Santos (D. Fábio), Adriano Soares Janino (Janino)

Americantiga Chamber Orchestra

Musical direction: Ricardo Bernardes
Staging: Flávio Stein
Production: Álvaro Colaço

Critical edition by the Projecto Marcos Portugal

December 2012
10 Municipal Theater, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil L’oro non compra amore (concert version)

Gabriela Geluda (Lisetta), Marianna Lima (Carlotta), Andressa Inácio (Dorina), Marcos Paulo (Alberto), Lazlo Rahmeier (Cecchino), Homero Velho (Giorgio), Daniel Soren (Casalichio), Leonardo Páscoa (Pasquale)

Brazilian Symphony Orchestra – Opera & Repertoire

Musical Direction: Bruno Procópio

Critical edition by the Projecto Marcos Portugal

Events list based on information available at the Caravelas Study Group (in Portuguese only).