49th Estoril Lisbon Festival
7 July 2023
Summer | 23 June to 28 July
11 November to 9 December
Lisbon has a vast heritage spanning more than five centuries, rich in history and architectural beauty, which has gradually been included in the festival due to various anniversaries celebrated in recent years.
In 2023, the
Estoril Lisbon Festival starts two new cycles with complementary
characteristics: “Portugal in the European Renaissance” and “Festival along
Lisbon”, where more palaces and churches increase the story of the city.
Francisco d’Holanda and Damião de Góis, outstanding personalities of the
first magnitude in the world in the XVI Century, are examples through the
similarities and differences of Portuguese music from the 500th with
those of Spain, Italy and Flanders. The ensembles Ars Lusitana, Cupertinos and
Vocal Ensemble combine their repertoires with the world premieres of
commissions from Miguel Diniz and João Caldas, based on the relationship of
Francisco d'Holanda with Michelangelo and Italy, and of Damião de Góis with
Erasmus and Flanders.
In this spirit, two symbolic “Concerts for Peace” with the Ukrainian
pianist Antonii Baryshevsky are included; German, Spanish and Italian
Romanticism; the Organ Cycle and the premiere of "Florbela Porter", a
“meeting” of composer Nuno Côrte-Real with the Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca
and the musicians Cole Porter and George Gershwin…
The festival is not locked into the past; it is continually opening up to the future, always presenting new music and young talents awarded in several competitions.
Welcome to Lisbon! Welcome to Estoril!