Paint Me

Paint Me, opera by Luís Tinoco and Stephen Plaice

Paint Me, opera by Luís Tinoco and Stephen Plaice

Culturgest, Lisbon
17, December 2010

My idea in writing Paint Me was to bring together six characters, all of whom have a prolific imaginative interior life, and to explore what they would make of each other in the confines of a railway compartment.
The model for my libretto is Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. The travellers in Paint Me are also on their way to Canterbury, but they are strangers thrown together by the randomness of modern travel. Their tales are not told publicly, but in their own imaginations. Most journeys in the modern age are anonymous and conducted in silence. We have only a visual or perhaps manneristic impression of the people sitting opposite us. This introspection in public opens up a private fantasy space, in which our fellow travellers can become the characters in instant psychological dramatisations.
I wanted to formalize each character’s fantasy into a full narrative. The result is a kind of anthology of operatic short stories, surrounded by the framework of an ordinary journey.
Stephen Plaice

Música
 Luís Tinoco 
Libreto Stephen Plaice 
Direcção musical Joana Carneiro
Encenação, cenografia, desenho de luz e conceito multimédia Rui Horta
Figurinos Ricardo Preto 
Vídeo Guilherme Martins
Electrónica e desenho de som Carlos Caires

Intérpretes: 
Tula Raquel Camarinha 
Ruth Eduarda Melo
Stephanie Patricia Quinta
Howard Hugo Oliveira
Padre Job Tomé
Lee João Rodrigues

Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa:
I Violinos Pavel Arefiev, Laurentino Ivan Coca 
Violas Ceciliu Isfan, Rogério Gomes 
Violoncelos Irene Lima, Luís Clode 
Contrabaixo Petio Kalomenski 
Flauta Katharine Rawdon 
Oboé Ricardo Lopes 
Clarinetes Francisco Ribeiro, Jorge Trindade 
Fagotes Carolino Carreira
Trompa Paulo Guerreiro 
Trompete Jorge Almeida 
Trombone Jarrett Butler 
Percussão Elizabeth Davis, Lídio Correia 
Harpa Carmen Cardeal 
Piano Nicholas Mcnair
Músico em cena Nicholas McNair 
Maestro assistente Kodo Yamagishi
Pianista correpetidor
 Nicholas Mcnair

Assistente de encenação e produção executiva Cláudia Gaiolas
Caracterização Jorge Bragada e Raquel Pavão para Face Off 
Cabelos Helena Vaz Pereira para Griffe Hairstyle 
Máscaras João Prazeres 
Tradução do libreto Marta Lisboa
Operação da legendagem Catarina Lourenço 
Assistente musical Carla Lourenço

Uma encomenda da Culturgest
Co-produção Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Culturgest

 

Flowering Tree

Flowering Tree, Opera by John Adams

Flowering Tree, Opera by John Adams

Flowering Tree, opera de John Adams
21, Setembro 2010

A Flowering Tree by John Adams, inspired by Mozart’s Magic Flute. This performance, previously presented in March at Cité de la Musique in Paris, in the context of a festival dedicated to John Adams, and conducted by Joana Carneiro, in Lisbon will involve the scenic intervention of Rui Horta.

Coro Gulbenkian
Orquestra Gulbenkian
Maestrina Joana Carneiro
Soprano Ana Maria Pinto
Tenor Noah Stewart
Barítono Job Tomé
Concepção Cénica, Direcção de Actores Rui Horta
Vídeo Guilherme Martins