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Opera in the Algarve don’t miss it!

Mozart in the Algarve

Location, location, location, that is the Castle of Silves where the Opera of Mozart will perform on Saturday and Sunday  10th and 11th of July. If you do not like opera, you can still enjoy the most beautiful settings of the special event! The opera Così fan Tutte by the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will be performed in the open air on a hot summer’s night at Silves Castle.

Cosi fan Tutte an opera of which they say the most beautiful and prestigious works of Mozart as old as 1790 when it was first performed.

Hot Summer Night in Silves

The opera, staged by Paulo Matos and interpretation of the Algarve Orchestra, conducted by maestro Osvaldo Ferreira, is considered one of the most beautiful and prestigious works of Mozart, having had its premiere at the Burgtheater in Vienna, stemmed from the year 1790. It was on several occasions, classified as a “geometric opera, either by argument – which shows two pairs, face to face – both musically, the disposition of their arias. It is basically seen as an opera written to amuse audiences. Così fan tutte is assumed, therefore, as a work that combines a deep sense of comedy, the irrepressible musical creation of Mozart in the definition and illustration of the contradictions of loving human soul.

Algarve Orchestra in Silves

Remember what it was like to be a teenager in love? How it seemed like it could never possibly end? How you and your “steady” were so right together that you couldn’t even imagine being apart?

Now think back to what it was like when the object of that love, your perfect soul mate, threw you over for someone else. Painful, right? Almost too painful to bear — or at least that’s how it seemed at the time.

When we get older, it’s easy to look back on our lovesick youth with amusement. We wonder at how losing that long-ago boyfriend or girlfriend could have seemed so important, and how the loss could have been so devastating. But we still remember how it felt, and age and experience tell us that when grown-up relationships break down, the pain can be even worse. Maybe that’s why Mozart’s outwardly comical masterpiece, Cosi fan tutte, often leaves audiences feeling more than a little uneasy.

Over time, the mixed emotions Cosi evokes have led to criticism of the opera. Some say the music and the libretto simply don’t match — that sentiments the libretto states routinely are heard in music so deeply stirring that the words and the score seem at odds with each other. Maybe, though, that emotional disparity is Mozart’s way of making sure this unlikely story hits its mark.

Deep down, Cosi fan tutte provides a sharp reminder of how often the true depth of our feelings is sadly contradicted by clumsy statements and predictable actions. Mozart’s opera also does something even more profound: It bluntly reminds us that our most cherished relationships can often be fragile and tenuous, and in doing so it shines a harsh light on the barest of our vulnerabilities.

Opera in the Algarve

Opera in the Algarve, do not miss it! Why not rent a luxury villa in the Algarve with Algarve Housing. Check our website for nice villas in the Algarve, or contact me for more information.

We like to show you a You tube video to get you in the mood….

Where?

Silves Castle

Time?

21.30

Price?

20 euros

Tickets?

Fnac, Worten, www.ticketline.pt

I might see you there?!

Warm Regards,

Michele


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Enjoy the Algarve in October…

The summer has ended, with full of entertainment, but only the summer ended, not the entertainment and neither the sun disappeared! We give you a few suggestions for things to do in the Algarve in October. And of course Algarve Housing has nice villas to rent in the Algarve, check our website and book your holiday villa in the Algarve and enjoy the sun and the entertainment!

Mozart


Opera Evenings
From 10
October

What:

Scores from some of the world’s most famous operas performed by the Orquestra do Norte under the baton of Jose Ferreira

Where:

Auditorio Municipal, Portimao

The details:

The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart (10 October),

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte (1749-1838)

To refresh your mind, have a look and enjoy the following You Tube video:

Otelo-Verdi


Otelo by Verdi (16 October) and Samson & Delilah by Saint Saens (23 October)

Prices:

€15 per single opera, €35 for all three performances combined

Contact: + 351 282 418 547

Theatre

The Real
Inspector Hound

From 9 October

What:

The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard

When:

9-11 October (Faro) and 16-18 October (Lagoa)

Where:

Lethes Theatre in Faro and Municipal Auditorium in Lagoa

The details:

The Aportada Theatre Group present Tom Stoppard’s classic murder mystery spoof, teamed with a one-act play, Snakes & Ladders by Nick Moran. Times vary.

Price:

€12 for adults, €7 for children and students. The proceeds from the performance on 16 October in Lagoa will be in aid of the Run4Rod appeal (www.run4rod.com).

Contact:

+ 351 911 058 191 or aportadatheatregroup@yahoo.com

Fabian Restaurant


Charity Dinner


What:

Charity Dinner in aid of the Portuguese Home for the Elderly (ASCA) in Almancil

When:

19 October at 8pm

Where:

Florian Restaurant, Vale Verde, Quinta do Lago

The details:

There is no set price for the dinner. Patrons will be invited to contribute to the charity an amount corresponding to what they feel the dinner is worth. All proceeds will go to ASCA. The evening will include a wine auction, a raffle and a wine tasting organised by Chris Williams from the South African wine producer Meerlust in the Stellenbosch region.

Numbers are limited to 50. The event hopes to raise €10,000.

The wine is organised by Prime Wines. For more information contact Bill Godley, bill@primewine.eu.com

To book: + 351 289 396 674


Golf

Portugal Masters Golf Tournament

When:

15-18 October

Where:

Oceanico Victoria Course, Vilamoura

Details:

Leading European Tour event, with prize money of €3 million attracting some of the world’s top golfers

More info:  www.oceanicogolf.com

So combine the sun in the Algarve, the holiday villas of Algarve Housing, with the entertainment in October!

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Warm regards,

Michele

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