MUSIC

CARMINA BURANA

6th of july friday · 7th of july saturday · 9:30pm

 

Musical direction
Domenico Longo

Soprano
Carla Caramujo

Tenor
Carlos Cardoso

Baritone
Christian Luján

 

Coro Juvenil de Lisboa
Principal conductor Nuno Margarido Lopes

 

Coro do Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
Principal conductor Giovanni Andreoli

 

Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa
Principal conductor Joana Carneiro

 

Carl Orff (1895-1982)

CARMINA BURANA

 

Premiered at the Frankfurt Opera on 8 June 1937, the scenic cantata Carmina Burana is part of the Carl Orff (1895-1982) trilogy that includes Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. Inspired on 24 poems written in medieval Latin, the piece speaks of the flickeness of wealth, the pleasures of drinking, gambling and the joy for the return of Spring. Soon after its premiere, Carmina Burana became a very popular piece. It begins and ends with O fortuna, an instantly recognized theme all over the world.