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Pedro Patê is a boy wearied by his own unusual luck: the son of two opera singers who lives himself inside an Opera that never ends, with the background music of an Orchestra that leads his every move and gesture. Bored with this unusual condition, and tired of listening to arias, cavatinas, intermezzos and so on  (imagine what it’d be like to be followed around by an Orchestra when you simply want to read a comic book, take a shower, or just take a leak), or being dragged into epic adventures,  dramas and shenenigans by his Father – Bellini Bel Canto (an ex-barber in Seville) and his Mother – Faustina Balão, a true Diva of the Barroque (not to be mistaken with “baroque diva” – she gets truelly crossed!), Pedro Patê dreams of becoming an illusionist and discovering the trick that will enable him to steal the songs from his family’s mouths with just a snap of a finger!

Until one day, when Faustina Balão’s cat – Don Giovanni al Latte, disappears under mysterious circumstances. Preciselly on the day of Bellini Bel Canto and Faustina Balão’s Silver Wedding Anniversary.

After all, in the Opera there are no limits to the unexpected!

Cast & Creative

Libretto Ana Lázaro
Music Martim Sousa Tavares
Directed Ricardo Neves-Neves

Cast André Henriques, Cátia Moreso, Sílvia Filipe (soloists) and André Magalhães (actor).

Ensemble David Silva (flute), Ana Aroso (harp), Mrika Sefa (electric piano and synthesizer), Francisco Cipriano (percussion), Helena Silva (violin), José Almeida e Miguel Menezes (contrabass and electric bass)

Maestro Martim Sousa Tavares
Voice Coaching and Text João Henriques

Design Henrique Ralheta
Design Assistant António Muralha
Design Construction Carpintauto
Drawing Machines Mill - Makers in Little Lisbon
Costume Design Rafaela Mapril
Confection Lígia Garrido e Helena Jardim
Stage illustrations José Cruz
Makeup Art and Hairdressings Cidália Espadinha
Light design José Álvaro Correia
Sound Pontozurca

Art Designer José Pinheiro @o_pinheirojose
Promotional Photography Estelle Valente
Stage photography Alípio Padilha
Promotional Video Eduardo Breda

Diretor Assistance António Ignês and Juliana Campos

Communication and Press Office Mafalda Simões
Production TdE Andreia Alexandre
Production Culturproject Nuno Pratas
Intern Production Assistant Eliana Lima

Media Partners Rádio ZigZag and RTP2
Partnerships Billyboom, Convento Inn and Artist Residencies -, Frescos Produções, Make it Happen, Pecosita-Pepito, CML/Pelouro da Cultura no âmbito do RAAML/Polo Cultural Gaivotas
Co-Production LU.CA - Teatro Luís de Camões, Cineteatro Louletano, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Centro de Arte de Ovar, 23 Milhas, Centro Cultural Malaposta, Culturproject e Teatro do Eléctrico

M6/60 MIN Opera for children and youth


In 2023:
Lisboa, LU.CA - Teatro Luís de Camões, 4 - 8 Oct

Presented in:
Ovar, Centro de Arte de Ovar (2022)
Centro Cultural Malaposta (2022)
Casa da Cultura de Ílhavo (2022)
Teatro José Lúcio da Silva (2022)
LU.CA - Teatro Luís de Camões (2021)
Centro Cultural Vila Flor (2021)
Cineteatro Louletano (2021)

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