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!

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