Amália and the Poets, a Show by Pedro Moutinho

Maria Matos Theater

Pedro Moutinho, an unconditional fan of Amália Rodrigues, her greatest reference in Fado, she created the show “Amália e os Poetas”.

Thus, to celebrate Amália Rodrigues’ 100 years, the fado singer sang some of the most emblematic fados sung by the diva, whose lyrics were written, some by the fado singer herself, others by the most notable Portuguese poets.

Opening the concert the themes “Asas Fechadas” lyrics by Alain Oulman and “Fado das Tamanquinhas”, lyrics by Linhares Barbosa.

In his first contact with the public, he thanks everyone for going to the concert and says that “Sing your biggest Fado reference and hope that the audience likes it”.

Next are “Quando se Gosta de Alguém“, lyrics by Amália Rodrigues,Primavera”, lyrics by David Mourão Ferreira.

Pedro Moutinho is a fado singer who, due to his simplicity on stage, sees the conquered audience from the first note, not hesitating to reveal that “I haven’t been on a stage for many months, I am very happy to be here” the audience responded enthusiastically to him “So do we“.

O Rapaz da Camisola Verde” by Pedro Homem de Mello, “Meu Limão de Amargura” by José Carlos Ary dos Santos, “Guitarra triste” by Álvaro Duarte Simões, “Eu queria Cantar-te um Fado” by António Sousa Freitas, “Fadista Louco” by Alberto Janes, “Havemos de Ir a Viana” by Pedro Homem de Mello“, “Cansaço” by Nelson de Macedo, É Noite na Mouraria”, by António Mestre, “Na Rua do Silêncio” by António Sousa Freitas, “Alfama” by José Carlos Ary dos Santos and Alain Oulman, “Meia-Noite e Uma Guitarra” by Álvaro Duarte Simões.

In this concert, the fado singer was accompanied by excellent musicians, Daniel Pinto on the bass viola, Pedro Soares on the fado viola and André Dias on the Portuguese guitar.

Pedro Moutinho touched, confides that “growing up listening to the fadistas sing Amália is a challenge for me to sing Amália”.

The parade continues with Vasco de Lima Couto’sDisse-te Adeus e Morri”, Amália Rodrigues’sTrago Fado nos Sentidos” and David Mourão Ferreira’sMadrugada de Alfama”.

As expected, the night ended with “Estranha Forma de Vida” by Amália Rodrigues and Alfredo Duarte, earning a standing ovation from the audience.

The audience says that the show was beautiful, knows very little and asks for more, but, unfortunately, the fado singer just goes back to the stage, to say thank you saying “sorry, but we have to finish, as the DGS demands. the theatre has to close”.

Another excellent concert with the seal of Força de Produção.

The visual part of the show, with images for each poem, was in charge of Sebastião Varela, who made all the photographs.

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