About the event

The Mirpuri Foundation’s 2022 Dance, Music and Theatre Awards was created with the aim of recognizing cultural activities of excellence and stimulating the quality of international artistic production.

The ceremony will take place in the Main Hall of the São Carlos Opera House on July 8 and will feature the participation of the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra. The Gala will feature performances by world-renowned artists, as Soprano Aida Garifullina and Tenor Juan Diego Flórez.

The Mirpuri Foundation is deeply committed to supporting the arts by implementing initiatives that contribute to the preservation and strengthening of cultural heritage.

EVENT PROGRAM — Part I

LA GIOCONDA

The Dance of the Hours

Artists

Ponchielli

Portuguese Symphony Orchestra

ESMERALDA

Acteon variation

Artists

Bayerisches Staatsballett
António Casalinho

Choreography

Agrippina Vaganova

Music

Cesare Pugni

GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE

Pas de Deux

Artists

Staatsballett Berlin
Iana Salenko | Marian Walter

Choreography

Victor Gsovsky

Music

Daniel Auber

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Pas de Deux

Artists

The Royal Ballet
Natalia Osipova | Reece Clarke

Choreography

Marius Petipa

Music

Tchaikovsky

L’ELISIR D’AMORE

Una furtiva lacrima

Artists

Nemorino’s aria
Gaetano Donizetti
Juan Diego Flórez Tenor

NORMA

Casta Diva

Artists

Norma’s aria
Vincenzo Bellini
Aida Garifullina Soprano

NABUCCO

Va’pensiero

Artists

Hebrew Slave Chorus
Giuseppe Verdi
São Carlos National Theatre Chorus

EVENT PROGRAM — Part II

LA TRAVIATA

E’ strano … Sempre Libera

Artists

Giuseppe Verdi
Aida Garifullina Soprano

ERNESTO DE CURTIS

Torna a Surriento

Artists

Juan Diego Flórez Tenor

RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO

Mattinata

Artists

Aida Garifullina Soprano

TURANDOT

Nessun Dorma

Artists

Calaf’s aria
Giacomo Puccini
Juan Diego Flórez Tenor

THE MIRPURI FOUNDATION

AWARDS CEREMONY

LA TRAVIATA

Brindisi (Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici)

Artists

Giuseppe Verdi
Aida Garifullina Soprano
Juan Diego Flórez Tenor
São Carlos National Theatre Chorus

PORTUGUESE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Antonio Pirolli Conductor

Hosts

Catarina Furtado

Catarina Furtado is a TV host, actress, writer and documentary filmmaker from Portugal.
She is a tireless advocate for the rights of women and girls and has been a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador since 2000. She holds the Commendation of the Order of Merit in Portugal, and was invited to become an MDG Champion by the UN Secretary-General in 2010.
In 2012, she founded the NGO “Corações Com Coroa,” which she still presides over today.
As a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, she regularly visits developing countries, meeting with local leaders, organizations, and the press and hearing the stories of local people. She talks at international conferences and media events, and is co-author of six series of the TV documentary “Principes do Nada”, where she tells real stories of people living in challenging situations around the world.
Catarina Furtado is the face of many Portuguese and international Campaigns about gender equality, human rights and development, and has written three books on related topics.

Diogo Infante Diogo Infante is one of Portugal’s best-loved television personalities and celebrities. He graduated from Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. He has been developing his work as an actor in theatre, cinema, and television. He staged several shows and has recently made his directorial debut.
He was the Artistic Director of Teatro Municipal Maria Matos and then Teatro Nacional D. Maria II. In December 2017, he became the Artistic Director of Teatro da Trindade INATEL.
In 2012, at the invitation of Festival das Artes, he read, in the gardens of Quinta das Lágrimas in Coimbra, the epic poem of Álvaro de Campos “Ode Marítima”, which would eventually culminate in a show, directed by Natália Luiza and accompanied by guitar by João Gil. With “Ode Marítima”, he was on an international tour, passing through Seul, Tokio, Washington D.C, New York, Johanesburgo and Madrid.
He directed and co-starred in “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee, in 2017, and in “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza, in 2018, both at the stage of Teatro da Trindade. A highlight should also be given to his latest works as a protagonist in “Richard III” by William Shakespeare and “Love is so simple” by Noël Coward, the latter on stage until the 26th of June at Sala Carmen Dolores.

The venue

São Carlos Opera House
R. Serpa Pinto 9
Lisbon, Portugal

Nearby public transport

We are within walking distance from a number of Lisbon Underground stations. The nearest is Baixa-Chiado. Bus are 58 and 790 and runs directly past the São Carlos Opera House along Serpa Pinto Street.

Car parking

Paid car parking spaces available at Luís de Camões Square and Baixa-Chiado.