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Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana - "Voi lo sapete, o mamma"
Alban Berg - Wozzeck Suite - Marie's Monologue
A great contemporary music enthusiast, spinto soprano Inês Simões is known for her interpretations of the operatic world premieres of “A Canção do Bandido” by Nuno Côrte-Real (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and Teatro Trindade co-production), “Play” by Jamie Man (Fundação Calouste
Gulbenkian), “Tabacaria” and “Flores do Mal” by Luís Soldado (Inestética), “Tudo Nunca Sempre o Mesmo Diferente Nada” by Tiago Cutileiro (Arte no Tempo) and “The Fisherman’s Brides” by Lucie Treacher (Tête-à-Tête Festival); and Portuguese premieres of “Onheama” by João Guilherme Ripper (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and Festival Terras Sem Sombra co-production), “King Harald’s Saga” by Judith Weir, “The Waiter’s Revenge” by Stephen Oliver and “Hummus” by Zad Moultaka.
Concert highlights include both debuts at the Barbican Hall singing Berg’s Wozzeck Suite under the baton of Sian Edwards, and at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, alongside Iestyn Davies in Handel’s Solomon, returning the next season to sing The Messiah.
More than 10 works have been commissioned for her voice, either with symphonic orchestra, piano or electronics, by such institutions as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Miso Music, to composers Jamie Man, Jug Markovitch, Nuno da Rocha, Igor C. Silva, Daniel Moreira, Pedro Faria Gomes, Frederic Neyrinck, Fátima Fonte and Miguel Azguime.
Inês Simões has collaborated with orchestras such as the Camerata Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa; worked with conductors Magnus Lindberg, Hannu Lintu, Paul McCreesh and Sian Edwards; sung for festivals Dias da Música – CCB, Terras Sem Sombras, Oxford Lieder Festival; and for the BBC Radio 3 In Tune and Portuguese classical Radio Antena 2.
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