The Opera production company, based in Lisbon, directed by the soprano, artistic director and producer Catarina Molder , aims at bringing the passion of opera to everyone in many different formats including the audi-visual. To fulfill the crucial mission of reaching new audiences, Opera do Castelo has been launching innovative opera projects, based on artistic and aesthetic concepts, that combine tradition and contemporaneity, exploring the inter - disciplinarity power of this art form with daring creativity, into the 21st Century.
It has presented opera in unexpected venues from discos, to public monuments and emblematic districts in the historic centre of Lisbon, as well as creating Opera Urban Festivals and the acclaimed TV series Super Diva - Opera Para Todos, with three Portuguese seasons and the 3rd in english, in worldwide distribution.
Opera is 400 years old and over the last 100 years the audience has been watching, almost exclusively, the same operas from the past. It’s urgent to invest in opera of the present of of the future, with stories from now and up close this amazingly rich art form to today’s audience. In that sense, Opera do Castelo launched in 2020 Summer the Opera festival Operafest Lisboa, combining tradition with vanguardism, including a contemporary opera contest and exploring opera in many different and stimulating ways, to meet all kinds of audiences.