“Five Ways to Die of Love” at Teatro de Portimão

Opera show will be presented on February 11th at 21:00

Soprano Catarina Molder will present the opera “Cinco Formas de Morrer de Amor – do Amor à Morte”, on the 11th of February, at TEMPO – Teatro Municipal de Portimão, starting at 21:00.

In this work, the singer gives body and voice to five very different women, but united by the same destiny.

“Cinco Formas de Morrer de Amor”, which is assumed as an operatic show, is an Ópera do Castelo production, in co-production with Teatro Nacional de São João, staged by Lígia Roque and interpreted by Catarina Molder, who will be accompanied on stage by the Quarteto Ensemble MPMP (Movimento Patrimonial pela Música Portuguesa), in a musical-scenic show of contemporary opera with sounds from the post-Romanticism of Ernest Chausson to the pop music of the Clã.

The play questions the condition of being a woman and also ends up being a metaphor for the artist's own suffering on stage.

According to the synopsis, “for a woman, the defense of her rights is inevitable, it is not enough to build an artistic object, but it serves as an inspiration and motto, who dies more of love or who sacrifices more for love in opera, in literature and in life they are women, they atone for the evils of the world”.



The show, which traces the path of a woman who is continually dying of love to the point of ultimate exhaustion, has the particularity of escaping the repertoire that one might expect from a more traditional opera, varying the sounds over the course of an hour, from the work “ Lady MacBeth von Mzensk”, by Shostakovich, to the theme “Competence to Love”, by Clan.

The opening is performed with “Chanson Perpétuelle”, by Ernest Chausson, followed by the composition “Serei só eu”, by António Chagas Rosa based on an excerpt by Richard Wagner, and also includes an unpublished version of “Virgem Louca”, by Rimbaud, reinterpreted by Luís Soldado.

Tickets cost 20 euros and can be purchased courses or at the TEMPO ticket office, from Tuesday to Saturday, between 13 pm and 00 pm, and on the night of the show, until 18 pm.