“Comme une rivière, mer de lave“
João and Joana are from Porto, in Portugal, studying both in ESMAE (Superior School of Music in Oporto). Joana studied Lied accompaniment in Leipzig during her last year as Erasmus student and João was a member from International Opera Academy member 2013-2015.
They started their first project in June 2013.
Since then they have been developing several programs, from the classic period to the present days. The first one was Die schöne Müllerin (F. Schubert) in 2013/2014 and direct for Portuguese Radio/TV broadcaster Antena2/RTP. Since then they adopted a poetic narrative
and all the programs are delined as a whole.
The second one was a t i m e t h e r e w a s (“a time there was” with love songs by H.Wolf italienishes Liederbuch and Britten cycle Winter Words) with projection of film scenes
from Dead Man by Jim Jarmusch, in 2015/2016
and recorded for Portuguese Radio/TV broadcaster Antena2/RTP.
The third one is Like a River, Lava Sea (Schumann Liederkreis op. 24 and Songs by portuguese composer Fernando Lopes-Graça (1906-1994) and J. Haydn). This program was presented in June 2016 in Oporto and part of it was selected to Oxford Lied Festival in October 2016 performing in Holywell Music Room in 29th October. It will be repetead since April 2017 in Paris (in partnership with video work by photographer Alexandre Costa), Brussels and Maastricht.
Future projects include a Music Festival in south Spain and next Lied program preparation: An die Ferne Geliebte (An die Ferne Geliebte cycle by Beethoven and Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams, with a mythological approach from Ganymed´s by Schubert and Wolf).
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