XIX Festival de Ópera do Theatro da Paz will be online and with a focus on the training of singers and technical professionals. 

Scholarships for the second version of its opera training course for singers and technical professionals, a series of introductory talks on opera and the The premiere of the opera Il Tabarro by Puccini are the highlights of XIX Festival de Ópera do Theatro da Paz in Belém.



XIX Festival de Ópera do Theatro da Paz presents a new format for 2020, with an emphasis on training professionals in the performing arts and music production chain, considering the challenges imposed by the new coronavirus pandemic. The project of this edition is the basis for the beginning of the transformation of the Theatro da Paz, in the near future, into a theater school. The ceremony included the presentation of tenor Atalla Ayan, pianist Adriana Azulay and singers Lanna Bastos, Hosana Ramos and Kézia Andrade, directly from the stage of Theatro da Paz.


This is an achievement of the Government of the State of Pará, through the Secretary of State for Culture (SECULT), Theatro da Paz and Paraense Music Academy (APM), with the support of the Paraense Broadcasting Foundation (Funtelpa). In this edition, with emphasis on the training of professionals in the artistic chain of musical and performing arts,will be offered 80 scholarships for the II Opera Training Course, 40 of which are intended for opera singers and 40 for technicians of theater. The course will last five months, through a digital platform, with eight workshops for each group.


“This expansion of the festival’s professional training policy responds very assertively to the new challenges imposed by the pandemic. The inclusion of technicians in the training network, the remote class model and the fact that we increased the reach of the professionals selected for the scholarship program by four times consolidates the project we are building to transform our Theatro da Paz in the future close, in the theater school ”, says Secretary of State for Culture Úrsula Vidal.


For the Director General of the Opera Festival, Daniel Araújo, this is a time to try new ways of carrying out the festival, which is about to complete two decades of existence and increasingly encourage the workforce for this type of performance. show. “In March, we already had everything scheduled for this year and, then, with the pandemic, we need to adapt to virtual interaction mechanisms and adapt the festival project. We made tests and adjustments so that this new format included not only artists but the entire opera production chain, since the cultural sector was the first to stop, “he says.


The Festival’s Artistic Director, Jena Vieira highlights that this is a reinvention phase of the show, with actions that can cover the entire state, allowing artists and producers who are not physically in Belém to be contemplated with the course. “We study how other theaters in Brazil and abroad are doing their concerts and how new media and new technologies are essential. In this virtual format, all Pará will be able to participate in the festival through our website, channels and social networks, ”he celebrates.


With the mission of producing the festival, Production Director Nandressa Núñez also believes in the relevance of the event’s changes, recalling that last year a differentiated festival was presented. “For the first time in history, we toured the Territories for Peace, in outlying neighborhoods, and implemented the first training course. This year, we expanded the vacancies for the training course and we want to include, in addition to lyrical singers, costume designers, set designers, makeup artists, stage directors, playwrights, etc., with the aim of training and guaranteeing resources for these professionals ”, Explain.

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Registration for training courses was free. Those selected will have classes through the digital platform until December. Singers will be offered the following courses: Digital Content Creation; Repertoire preparation; Musical preparation of opera scenes; Introduction to the history of opera; Character and Construction Analysis; Study of the dramatic text; Diction for singers and the preparation, creation and theatrical interpretation for opera singers. For the technicians, the workshops will be: Basic notions of reading musical scores; Stage direction and chargeback; Introduction to sound in opera; Introduction to stage lighting at the Opera; Basic notions of opera direction; Artistic makeup for opera; Preparation of subtitles and opera costumes for opera shows.


Results with those selected will be announced on 07/24 and classes are scheduled to begin on 08/03, according to the following schedule:



1 to 10 – Registration

11 to 15 – Validation

16 and 17 – Deadline to appeal

18 – Approved list of competitors

19 to 23 – Analysis of applications

24 – Publication of the result

27 and 28 – Deadline to appeal

29 to 31 – Registrations



03 – Beginning of class

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INTRODUCTION TO THE OPERA’S HISTORY | August 31 – September 02 and 04

This year, one of the novelties of the Festival is the series of conferences and interviews that will be transmitted through our digital channels.


Sérgio Casoy makes a musical journey through the different periods of the history of the opera theater that extends from the creation of this fascinating genre in Florence from the 16th to the 20th century, abundantly illustrated with video examples.


1st. class: The prehistory of the opera in Florence. The birth of the opera. The baroque period in France and Italy.

2nd. class: from classicism to romanticism.

3rd. class: Verdi and Wagner. National Schools Scapigliatura and Post-Romanticism. Verismo The arrival of the 20th century.

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The opera scheduled for the closing of XIX Festival de Ópera do Theatro da Paz is Il Tabarro by Puccini,first opera by Il trittico, which is also composed by Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi.


Technical information

Musical direction and direction: Gabriel Rhein-Schirato

Stage direction: Jena Vieira

Production director: Nandressa Nuñez

Production assistant: Lilian Pinheiro

Set design: Carlos Dalarmelino Set

assistant: Ribamar Diniz and Claudio Bastos.

Costume design: Fernando Leite

Costume designear assistance: Hélio Alvarez

Lighting: Wagner Pinto

Visagism: Omar Junior

Stage manager: Claudio Bastos

Charge: Laura Conceicao

Subtitle: Gilda Maia

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