The Musical Amália, Dona de Si portrays the life and work of Amália Rodrigues, from her childhood until her death on October 6, 1999.
‘I could have been many things if I wasn’t what I am’ Amália told us in one of her last interviews.
In this musical performed by Diogo Carvalho, the actor lets us know Amália’s innermost being, her childhood, where she was already singing at the age of 4, reveals her dreams, her doubts, and fears, as well as showing us the entire journey international singer.
This show also lives from the songs sung by Amália herself, from the magnificent moments of dance interpreted by the dancers from the ‘Andança’ School of the Vila Nova de Famalicão Dance Conservatory, and from the musicians from the Coimbra School of Music, Pedro Ferreira on the Piano, Ricardo Silva on Portuguese guitar and Filipe Ferreira on double bass.
The musical also had the brilliant participation of the ‘Marcha do Castelo’ and the voice-over of António Sala.
As for Amália Rodrigues, she chose her path, she was the ‘Queen of Fado’, she was the Voice that took Portugal to the four corners of the world, but the most important thing for her was her audience and it was for her audience that Amália sang.
This musical brings to mind themes such as ‘Acordem as Guitarras’, ‘Fado Português’, ‘Amália’, ‘Naufrágio’, ‘Medo’, ‘Barco Negro’, ‘La Tarantella’, ‘Porrompompero’, ‘Abandono’, ‘Com que Voz’, ‘Gosto da minha Casinha’, ‘Fadinho Serrano’, ‘Havemos de ir a Viana’, ‘Malhão, Malhão’, ‘Todos Me Querem’, ‘Tiro Liro Liro’, ‘Fadinho da Ti Maria Benta’, ‘Noite de Santo António’, ‘Foi Deus’, ‘Coimbra’, ‘Gaivota’, ‘Estranha Forma de Vida’, ‘Povo que Lavas no Rio’,
It was largely thanks to Amália Rodrigues that Fado became the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, a title granted by UNESCO.
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