Artistic operatic composition
Trupe dos Bichos
MUSAico is a musical performance with a contemporary operatic format which, taking the form of a celebration, journeys through, and reinvents, the Greek mythological narration about the Muses, those nine divine figures that were said to be responsible for the fathomless mystery of human creativity, inspiration, discovery and memory. Here, we fearlessly ask after those divine women with an almost familiar proximity, wishing to get to know them more closely:
What would the muses sing if we freed them from the yoke of being the voices of other people? They who are the very source of vibrations, words, music, cadences, amplitudes, glories, tragedies, knowledge, impulses, caresses, laughter, melancholy, what would they sing if they were the owners of their own voices? If they were somewhere where their biographies would be considered equal to any Olympic victory? Where and how would these female voices talk to us, speaking from their radical difference, about their radical autonomy and about their radical relationship with the things of the gods and of mankind too?
Direction and conception Pedro de Moura and Marta Bernardes / Composition and stage direction Pedro de Moura / Libretto, stage direction and set design Marta Bernardes / Production Trupe dos Bichos