"For the purpose of bringing true SOUND experiences to people PRIVATELY!
... from the gallery to the NEW FORM OF GALLERY through common gathering and eating together!" Rajele Jain
HELENA RESSURREIÇÃO mezzosoprano & ANTÓNIO AREAL piano
Helena Ressurreicao and Francisco Poyato, Life Victoria Lied Festival, Barcelona. (c) E. Canals, 2020
António Areal, Cardaes Convent, Lisbon, 2023
It's a true privilege for ART LOFT LISBON to share this very special performance with these extraordinary artists privately with you.
A PRIVATE CONCERT followed by DINNER in an unique and intimate artistic experience.
Discover over 300 original art pieces and their catalogues in our Private Art Gallery in Príncipe Real - Lisbon.
TICKETS INCLUDE: The Concert, portuguese wines, beer, ginginha, and the always surprising Confort Dinner. Please drink in moderation. In respect to the musicians and to the public DOOR CLOSES at 9pm and the bell is turned off.
ART & CONCERT DINNER EVENTS are limited to 33 people. Valuate the Musicians - Valuate the Public
"In the particular environment of our Gallery, we will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique gender that marked strongly the romantic musical universe: the Lied.
Lied, which in German means song, is a musical gender that establishes a very intimate relation between text and music. Unabled by the enormous creativity and expansion of the German poetry of the 19th century, the elements of the romantic Lied, voice, piano and text, create an integrate and inseparable body. Here, the role of the Piano goes far beyond the sheer accompaniment, and gains a importance of a dramatic narrator of the voice. All of the romantic authors praised Nature. In the first work of the programme Liederkreis (a twelve song cicle with music by Robert Schumann), we will hear precisely that praise, as well as an inmersive and intimate musical journey with poems of Joseph Einchendorf which also speak about nature and love. Here, Nature is portrayed as something transcendente, and it’s used as an element to describe the poets states of mind and soul.
For the second half of the programme, the music redirects us to another historical context.
We will hear three songs: two from Kurt Weil, Je ne t'aime pas and Speak low; and the last song by William Bolcom, entitled George.
The German composer of Jewish family, Kurt Weil first became famous by his close collaboration with Bertolt Brecht. From this period, came one of the most important reforms in the 20th century Opera. Weil introduces in his works the Cabaret music, as well as Tango, Fox-Trot and the catchy melodies of this previous genders, that have since stayed in the audience ears. Coming from Jewish decent, his work was targeted by the German Nazy regime, which eventually forced him to leave his country and travel first to Paris, then to Switzerland and finally to the United States here he was granted citizenship and stayed.
Je ne t'aime pas, written in Paris in 1934, was composed as commissioned work, from the famous movie and Cabaret start from that time: Lys Gauty. On the other hand, Speak Low, 1943, belongs to his North American period. It ́s an extremely popular song, sang almost by every major American singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Barbara Streisand, and it’s a number of the work, One Touch of Venus, one of his most famous works.
To close this wonderful programme and recital at Art Loft Lisbon, we have George, written by William Bolcom, North American composer of the 20th century.
He is the author of an extensive number of works, from composing music for movies to Operas, Concertos, Symphonys, and Chamber Music works. Bolcom became famous through his various song cycles, which are in it’s big majority Cabaret songs.
The closing song of the programme George, belongs in this category, and with the last frase “Get Yourself a Drink”, we invite you start the second part of the night, the Dinner."
Presentation text by Bernardo Azevedo Gomes
Liederkreis Op. 39
- In der Fremde
- Waldesgespräch - Die Stille
- Schöne Fremde - Auf einer Burg
- In der Fremde
- Im Walde
- Je ne t’aime pas - Speak Low
HELENA RESSURREIÇÃO mezzosoprano
Cants de la dona líquida - La Fura dels Baus (c) José Luis Aparicio, 2021
DIARIO DE SEVILLA "a natural talent to follow closely"
Portuguese mezzosoprano Helena Ressurreição grew as a performer in Barcelona, where she studied her Singing Degree (Conservatori del Liceu) and a Lied Master Degree (ESMUC) - with the Fundación Victoria de Los Ángeles scholarship.
Recently debuted at Teatro de la Maestranza as Carmela in Falla's 'La Vida Breve', at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Eurydice (“Shadow, Eurydice says”, N. Giménez-Coma). Also sang Olympia (“The Magic Opal”, Albéniz) at Teatro de la Zarzuela; Tangia (“Le Cinesi”, M. García); Lucilla (“La Scala di Seta”); Angelina (“La Cenerentola”, G. Rossini), Varane (“Atenaide”, Caldara), Véronique (“Le Docteur Miracle”, Bizet), Cendrillon (“Cendrillon”, P. Viardot), Dritte Dame (“Die Zauberflöte”, W. A. Mozart) and Silvia (“L’isola disabitata", M. García). Assumed the title role at a La Fura dels Baus production.
Alongside with Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra, ORTVE, Helena sang at Madrid’s Teatro Monumental, as winner of the 1st prize in the Juventudes Musicales de España contest. Also appeared as a concert singer with the Real Filharmonía de Galícia, Orquestra de Menorca, Orquestra XXI, Orquestra Sinfonietta de Braga, Orquesta Sinfónica Provincial de Málaga and Orquesta Sinfónica Victoria de Los Ángeles.
As resident artist of “LIFE Victoria Lied Festival”, debuted at the Oxford Lieder Festival; in Barcelona, performed Janáček’s “The Diary of one who disappeared” with Julius Drake and Nicky Spence, and shared a concert and some duets with Frederica von Stade. She has also recently offered Song recitals at Fundación Juan March (Madrid), Òpera Comique (Paris), L’Auditori (Barcelona) and Schubertíada (Vilabertrán). Was part of "Festival Emergents" in a recital with Francisco Poyato, and was selected for the Leeds Lieder "Young Artists Programme" with Ester Lecha.
Soon will be in Paris for the presentaition of the album L'Andalousie au Coeur (inedit Pauline Viardot’s spanish repertoire), recorded alongside Natalia Labourdette and Francisco Soriano, for the label Odradek Records. Will sing "Into Eternity" de Marion von Tilzer at Festival de Música Contemporânea ADDA (Alicante), will be Zaï-Za at Massenet's opera "L'Adorable Bel-Boul" at Espacio Turina (Sevilla), already debuted on the last edition of Festival della Valle d'Itria (Itália), and will sing works by Núria Giménez-Comas at the Petit Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona).
ANTÓNIO AREAL piano
Born in Lisbon in 1999.
At eighteen, he finished the National Conservatory with high remarks, in the class of Professor Joaquim Baptista Fernandes.
He studied at the Academia Internacional de Música Aquiles Delle Vigne, between 2017 and 2019, with professors Manuel Araújo and Aquiles Delle Vigne.
In 2018, he took part in Coimbra World Piano Meeting and in the International Summer Academy of Krakow.
In 2019, he continued his piano studies at ESMAE. On that same
year, he received a scholarship from Academia Delle Vigne for the Mozarteum Summer Curse, in Salzburg.
Also in 2019, he gave a recital for the radio Antena 2, in honour of Guilhermina Suggia.
In 2021, he was invited by a member of Cuarteto Casals to participate in the Cuarteto Casals Academy
in Vic, Catalonia.
In the same year, he was awarded by unanimous decision the prize Honorus License Plate of ESMUC.
In November 2021, he gave a Recital at “Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria”, in Santander, Spain.
In August of 2022, he took part in the Masterclasses of Elisabeth Leonskaja, at the Festival Allegro Vivo,
in Horn, Austria and of Milana Chernyavska, at the Classic Summer/CCB, were he was awarded.
In the 2022/23 season he gave several solo recitals in various halls, some of witch as, “Museu da Música”,
“Convento dos Cardaes” and “Palácio de Monserrate” in Sintra.
In July 2023, he won 2nd prize at the 8th Sardoal Internacional Piano Competition, where he was also
awarded the special prize Best Portuguese Participant.
At present time, he studies with the pianist Denis Lossev, following the tradicional line of Dmitri Bashkirov and Alexander Goldenweiser.
This is a ONE-OF-A-KIND experience ...
How it started... An old stable converted into a house/studio by an artist couple as a living in jewel/ sculpture. The artistic adventure started in 1996 creating the architectural solutions. In almost 3 years the contemporary art collection climbed its walls, took its ceilings, spread all over the floor filling up these 230m² x 5 high and 15 x 2m sculpture garden.
The full address will be provided after your BOOK IN.
CONCERT DINNER events are limited to 33 people (subject to availability).
Our MENU, being plentiful, is always another pleasant surprise.
In addition to the various delicacies that await you upon arrival, after the concert, dishes of fish, meat and various salads and vegetables will be served.
Homemade cakes desert and an EXCLUSIVE GINGINHA always delight guests.
In case of any food restrictions please let us know.
-Are there any ID or minimum age requirements to access your event? NO, but we don't serve alcohol to minors. - What's included in the price? The Concert, the portuguese beverages: beer, red/ white wine, ginginha and the CONFORT DINNER are INCLUDED in the event's price. Please drink in moderation. -What are my transportation/parking options to get to and from the event? TAXI or UBER, Underground METRO RATO. -What can I bring to the event? Open mind. -How can I contact the organizer if I have questions? You will receive the email address and the phone number of the organizer after buying your ticket. -What is the refund policy? Full refund until the day before 12am. -Should I bring my printed ticket to the event? YES please or on your smartphone. -Can I update my registration information? YES -Is my registration, fee or ticket transferable? NO -Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration does not match the participant? NO.