A performance of Opera Rocks presented by cultural association Ideias do Levante is being staged on Saturday, May 11 at Vale do Lobo auditorium from 8pm.
The audience is transported to the world of Freddy and Maria through the sounds of soprano Carla Pontes and Dutch-born singer and guitarist Ray van Duijvenbode, who are accompanied on stage by pianist Cristiana Silva and narration from Mário Rui Filipe.
This innovative performance brings together genres from the opposite ends of the musical spectrum and has been designed to appeal to opera aficionados and those new to the genre equally.
Thanks to the narration of each scene, the audience will be able to chart the romance of Freddy and Maria through both opera and rock music.
Opera Rocks was created to promote the talented artists of the region while also educating audiences about the diversity of opera and the possibility to fuse musical genres.
The Algarve Resident, in association with Vale do Lobo, is giving a lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to this fantastic concert. Simply answer the question below:
Which musical genres will be performed?
a) Jazz and Opera
b) Rock and Pop
c) Opera and Rock
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org entering the words “Opera Rocks” in the subject box. Include your full name and the name of the person who will be attending with you, your address and a contact phone number. All valid entries will be placed into a prize draw with the first selected with the correct answer winning the prize. The closing date for the competition is Friday, May 3 at 5pm. Normal Algarve Resident rules apply.