Under the aegis of the Great Lisbon Earthquake, we are brought a brief cycle of songs: Tremor. Nuno Côrte-Real takes a historic event with intellectual, philosophical and social repercussions at the world level, and proposes a journey through time. Leaving from contemporary Lisbon and travelling through the imaginary of the 1755 earthquake, the map that guides us is the poetry of Pedro Mexia. These are songs designed for a female voice, the soprano Bárbara Barradas, who gives both a body and a voice to Lisbon as it shakes and undulates to the greater and lesser tremors of the earth, attempting to cope with the devastation that these ripples may bring. The Ensemble Darcos, directed by Côrte-Real, will première Tremor at Culturgest.
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