With general and artistic direction of soprano Catarina Molder and produced by Opera do Castelo, OPERAFEST LISBOA, the new opera festival in town, was born in the atypical Summer 2020, from 21 AUG to 11 SEP, with a varied programm in different formats, from great classics to vanguardism, meeting all audiences, mainly presented in the open air, to offer the emotion of opera to everyone and place Lisboa and Portugal in the circuit of International Summer Opera Festivals.

It was the only opera festival launched in covid times! In such hard circumstances it had a remarkable success and wide media cover and promises to be back next year, having its epicenter in the marvelous garden of National Museum for Ancient Art, under the theme “Tears and Dream".