The Prisoner Mozart

Traction: Opera in Prison

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In this recital, soloists Carla Simões, Inês Constantino, Frederico Projecto and André Henriques join pianist José Brandão and a string quartet to perform arias and ensemble pieces from Mozart’s operas Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte, the two most performed works in Pavilhão Mozart, during the Opera in Prison project.

It is a moment to celebrate this path of new journeys by and with art, which has been 10 years in the making – the time necessary for Mozart to be born a prisoner in the form of a creative space dedicated to the arts, between the pavilions of school, health, warden and guards, and all others, in the Leiria prison. The guests are thus the soloists who, in recent years, joined the prisoners and their families to sing Mozart, taking to the stage of Gulbenkian’s Auditorium 2 to evoke some of the most memorable moments during the project, now called Traction.

This concert is part of the Conference “Building Capabilities: Rethinking the Social Value of Culture”.


Carla Simões Soprano
Inês Constantino Mezzo-Soprano
Frederico Projecto Tenor
André Henriques Baritone
José Brandão Piano

String Quartet

André Gaio Pereira Violin
Tomás Soares Violin
Sergio Sousa Viola
Beatriz Raimundo Cello

W. A. Mozart, Così fan tutte
In uomini! In soldati, sperare fedeltà? (Despina)
Ah guarda sorella (Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
Secondate, aurette amiche (Ferrando, Guglielmo)
Non siate ritrosi occhietti vezzosi (Guglielmo)
Ah scostati… Smanie implacabili che m’agitate (Dorabella)
Il core vi dono, bell’idolo mio (Dorabella, Guglielmo)

W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni
Ma qual mai s’offre…Fuggi ,crudele, fuggi! (Donna Anna, Don Ottavio)
Dalla sua pace la mia depende (Don Ottavio)
Alfin siam liberati… Là ci darem la mano” (Zerlina, Don Giovanni)
Deh! vieni alla finestra (Don Giovanni)
Non ti fidar, o misera (Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni)
Venite pur avanti / Viva la libertà (Tutti)

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