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Recital in São Carlos

7th April, Foyer de São Carlos 6:30 pm
Soprano Sara Braga Simões
Mezzo-soprano Maria Luísa de Freitas
Piano João Paulo Santos

WORKS BY: Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schrecker, Ottorrino Respighi, Ricardo Zandonai, Francesco Cilea, Franco Alfano, Pietro Mascagni e Ruggero Leoncavallo.

Mozart's Requeim

25th March, 9:30 pm
Igreja Mafamude, Vila Nova de Gaia

Mozart's Requiem:

Offenbach's 66 in Valladolid

Sara will be, once again, singing the role of Grittly in Offenbach's opereta 66, in Teatro Calderón - Valladolid (Spain).

4th February 2017
8:00 pm
Teatro Calderón

Photos of the Christmas Concert in Coliseu Micaelense (Azores)

Next year, Coliseu Micaelense will be 100 years old! And it was sold out for this concert!
Here are some great pictures from the Christmas Concert in Azores, on the 4th December 2016 with Coral São José and Ponta Delgada Sinfonietta!

Sara Braga Simoes in Coliseu Micaelense
with the tenors Bruno Almeida (on the left) and Pedro Rodrigues (Right)

Sara Braga Simoes in Coliseu Micaelense
with the conductor Luís Filipe Carreiro
Sara Braga Simoes in Coliseu Micaelense

Sara Braga Simoes in Coliseu Micaelense

Sara Braga Simoes in Coliseu Micaelense

Concert: "A musical evening at the royal court"

27th October, 6 p.m.
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (Lisbon)

Concert: "A musical evening at the royal court"
Sara Braga Simões (soprano)
Joana Amorim* (transverse flute)
Diana Vinagre (baroque cello)
Fernando Miguel Jalôto (harpsichord)

works by Mattia Vento (1735-­1776); António Tedeschi (1702-1770); Stefano Galeotti (c.1723‐c.1790); Policarpo José António da Silva (1745-­1803); Antonio Rodil (ca.1730-­1787); Antonio
de Pádua Puzzi (1762-­?); António Leal Moreira (1758-­1819).

Offenbach: Le 66 - all'Opera's new production

Photo: Susana Neves

Offenbach: 'Le 66!'
by all'Opera Company

Frantz: Mário João Alves
Grittly: Sara Braga Simões
Joseph Berthold: Job Tomé
Piano: Ángel González

Director: António Durães
Scenographer: Ana Gormicho
Light Design: Nuno Almeida

23rd and 24th September at 9:30 p.m.
Teatro Helena Sá e Costa (Porto)

Rita in Festival do Avante 2016

Photo: David Rodrigues
It was a wonderful experience, singing at Festival do Avante, one of the oldest festivals in Portugal! A very special environment, an incredible hot summer day... It is surely a moment to keep!

'Rita' by Donizetti
by Company all'Opera
4th Setptember 2016, 8:45 p.m.

Rita: Sara Braga Simões
Beppe: Mário João Alves
Gasparo: Job Tomé
Piano: Ángel González

Director: António Durães
Light design: Nuno Almeida

Beautiful photos from 'Festival ao Largo'

This is undoubtedly one of the most exquisite scenery for a festival! Here are some pictures of my concert at the Festival ao Largo, in front of the facade of the Lisbon Opera House!

You can hear some excerpts from this concert here.

Photo: David Rodrigues

Photo:Vitor Bastos
Photo: David Rodrigues

Photo: Jean La Fontaine

Photo: Jean La Fontaine

Photo: David Rodrigues

Photo: David Rodrigues
Photo: David Rodrigues

Mahler's 2nd Symphony


Sara Braga Simões, soprano
Patrícia Quinta, mezzo-soprano

Coro Sinfónico da Lapa
Coro da Sé Catedral do Porto

Filipe Veríssimo, conductor

Festival ao Largo 2016

15th June, 9.30 pm

'Portugal in world war 1'
in colaboration with The International Festival of Music of Estoril

Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

Sara Braga Simões, soprano
André Baleiro, baritonE

Portuguese Symphony Orchestra
Sao Carlos Opera House Choir
Joana Carneiro, conductor

23rd International Music Festival of Gaia

23rd International Music Festival of Gaia

Vivaldi: Gloria
Sara Braga Simões, soprano
Edita Randova, mezzo-soprano

Chorus: Coro do Conservatório Regional de Gaia
Filarmonia de Gaia

9th July, 9.30 p.m.
Igreja Paroquial de Oliveira do Douro, Gaia - Portugal

Te deum by Eugénio Amorim

Te Deum by Eugénio Amorim

Sara Braga Simões, soprano
João Terleira, tenor

Trumpets: Rui Brito, H élder Magalhães, Tiago Carrapa
Horn: Filipe Fonseca
Trombones: António Leal, Carlos Silva
Tuba: Vitor Vieira
Timpani: Paulo Oliveira
Organ: Daniel Ribeiro

Chorus: Coro da Paróquia de S. João da Foz do Douro
              Coro da Paróquia da Senhora da Conceição

Conductor: José Luis Carrapa

12th June, 5 p.m.
Igreja de S. João da Foz, Porto, Portugalenio

Opera Gala with Beiras Philharmonic Orchestra

Sara Braga Simões, soprano
Luís Rendas Pereira, baritone
Luís Carvalho, consuctor


10TH JUNE | 9.30 P.M.

191st anniversary of Camilo Castelo Branco

Congress: Professional and artistic voice

In 26th February, I'll be in Hospital da Cuf, in Porto, debating 'Timbre, Tessitura, Resonance', along with Prof. João Olias, Maria João Grancha e Maria João Serrão!. Don't miss it!

More information at:

Recital for University of Minho's birthday!

17th February is University of Minho's birthday! As an old student, I can't be more happy to participate, oppening the congress that will mark this importante event, in my home town: Braga! 
I'll be there with my husband, Rui Martins (pianist) and we will perform some Verdi, Puccini and Bellini beautiful opera arias!
Can't wait!
Happy 42º birthday, University of Minho!

Photos of the Christmas Concert in Teatro Micaelense (Azores)

sara braga simoes christmas concert 2015
sara braga simoes christmas concert 2015
The Teatro Micaelense was sold out for the Christmas concert! Here are some pictures!

Coral de São José
Sinfonietta de Ponta Delgada
Luís Filipe Carreiro, conductor
Sara Braga Simões, soprano
Carlos Llabres Carreras, tenor

Sweet memories from Azores!

A souvenir from Azores' christmas concert, last night!
I loved every minute of it!
The concert was recorded by Portuguese Television (RTP) and soon, we'll all be avle to see it!

Photo: Fernado Resendes

Christmas Concert in Azores

6th December, 5 p.m.
Teatro Micaelense, (Ponta Delgada) Azozes
Sara Braga Simões, soprano
Carlos Liabres Carreras, tenor
Orchestra: Sinfonietta of Ponta Delgada
Conductor: Luís Filipe Carreiro
Chorus: Sinfonic Choir of Coral de São José

Because it's important to help APELA!


On 7th November, a new experience for me: I'll be part of the multidisciplinary panel that will be discussing on the theme:  “Professional Voice: particularities of multidisciplinary intervention”.
The moderator will be João Olias. Will also be on panel: Clara Capucho, Cláudia Lima and Sérgio Nery. I'm very curious about the end result!

You can check the programm here!

Masterclass in University of Aveiro

I was very happy to be, once again, invited to give a masterclass, in Universidade de Aveiro, as part of the Post-ip '15Post-in-progress: 3rd International Post-Graduate Forum for Studies in Music and Dance - Aveiro
I do love to teach and it was a real pleasure to work with these students!
Here are some photos!

Pomme d'api in Teatro Avenida, Maputo


Opereta 'Pomme d'api' de Offenbach
Teatro Avendia - Maputo
15th August 2015

all'Opera - opera company
Catherine: Sara Braga Simões
Gustave: Mário João Alves
Rabastens: Job Tomé
Chorus: Xiquitsi
Ángel González, piano

Festival Xiquitsi 2015

A very special recital in Mozambique

This was in  fact a very, very special recital!
Not only I could sing along with the Xiquisti Chorus but also because I made a duet with my former pupil, Mariana Carrilho, in her first ever recital in Maputo, her hometown! That made me very proud!

See here some photos from stage (courtesy: Xiquitsi) and backstage!

Hotel Girasol Indy Village, Maputo
Sara Braga Simões, soprano
Mariana Carrilho, mezzo-soprano
Mário João Alves, tenor
Job Tomé, bariton
Angél González, piano

Chorus: Xiquitsi
conductor: Jose Olivetti

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