Concert with D. José I Ensemble

Feast of Our Lady of Mércoles: 19th April 2021 – Castelo Branco – Portugal

A beautiful baroque program played by Ensemble D. José I with music from Domenico Scarlatti, Telemann and Galliard

Mezzo-soprano: Nélia Gonçalves; Flute: Filipa Oliveira; Violin: Sofia Grilo; Viol: Ricardo Mateus; Harpsichor: João Paulo Janeiro; Cello: Rogério Peixinho


Tudo Nunca Sempre o Mesmo Diferente Nada

(opera TNSoMDN)


Music: Tiago Cutileiro
Staging: Sónia Baptista, Leonor Keil and Sara Carinhas
Video: Tiago Cutileiro and Raquel Melgue;
Light: Pedro Fonseca
Singers: Inês Simões, Maria João Sousa, Nélia Gonçalves, Maria Ermida;
]Ensemble: ars ad hoc[
Design: Carlos Santos
Production: Arte no Tempo


23 February 2019 :: 21.30 | Teatro Municipal da Guarda

27 February 2019 :: 21.30 | Cine-Teatro Avenida, Castelo Branco

01 March 2019 :: 21.00 | Teatro do Campo Alegre, Porto

10 March 2019 :: 18.00 | Teatro Aveirense [RMC]

16 June 2019 :: 21.30 | Teatro Garcia de Resende, Évora

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De Bach a Vivaldi

(Religious Music Festival | Guimarães)


Stabat Mater RV 621 – Vivaldi

Ária na quarta corda – Bach

Cantata BWW 82 – Bach

  • Concerts:

Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Oliveira | 21h30

Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Igreja da Penha | 16h00

Nélia Gonçalves – Mezzosopran
Luís Alves – Oboe Solist

String Quartet of Guimarães
Emanuel Salvador – violin I
Ana Madalena Ribeiro – violin II
Emília Goch Salvador – viola
Filipe Quaresma – cello

Café Carnage

Hummus | Zad Moultaka

Música na Fábrica | Fabrica L

LX Factory
30th June, 1st e 2nd July 2017

Tête à Tête Festival, Lewis Cubitt Square, London
3rd August 2017, 18.30

Director: Max Hohen
Conductor: Clara Alcobia Coelho
Truika (Ensemble): Nélia Gonçalves

Café Carnage is the first production of the recently formed opera company, Opera Lab Europe, and will unite three a cappella works. Hummus, which forms part of the trilogy, describes the memories from the Lebanese Civil War, that come to Andreas’ mind, as his friends (an ensemble of six singers) question him about his journey to this country destroyed by war.


Easter Concert

Osteroratorium (BWV 249) | Himmelfahrtsoratorium (BWV 11)

28th May 2017, 16h30
Mosteiro do Lorvão | Penacova

2nd June 2017, 21h30
Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Fátima | Covilhã

Choir: Essence Voices
Conductor: Tiago Oliveira
Organ: Júlio Dias
Mezzo sopran: Nélia Gonçalves

Based on the biblical narratives of the apostles, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) wrote the Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) in 1725 and the Ascension Oratorio in 1735 in Leipzig. Both works are scored for SATB soloists and choir. Nélia Gonçalves will perform with the choir Essence Voices as alto soloist for both works.


Concert: Traditions of the Baroque Sacred Music

12th March 2017, 16h00
Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima, Fátima

Sopran: Tânia Ralha
Mezzo sopran: Nélia Gonçalves
Organ: Júlio Dias

In celebration of the Centenary of the Apparitions at Fátima, this programme is dedicated to Our Lady. The concert will include excerpts from Alessandro Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater for soprano and alto, Salve Regina in F by Porpora, and by Pergolesi, the Stabat Mater in C minor.

 Christmas Concert

8th January 2017, 16h00
Mother Church, Tondela

Sopran: Carla Pais
Mezzo Sopran: Nélia Gonçalves
Piano: Filipa Cardoso

To celebrate the Christmas and Feast of Epiphany time, this festive concert will include arias and duets by various composers, such as Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora and Mozart.


Hansel & Gretel

(3 act opera)

Temporada Darcos 016
(E. Humperdinck| 1854-1921)
3rd e 4th December 2016, 17h00
Teatro-Cine, Torres Vedras

Portuguese version: Alexandre Delgado
Director: Mário João Alves
Conductor: Nuno Côrte-Real
Hansel: Nélia Gonçalves

Engelbert Humperdinck composed this opera in 1892, using libretto written by his sister based on the Grimm Brothers fairytale, “Hansel and Gretel”. The Darcos Festival, in collaboration with the local community, presents a new version of the adventures of the two children as, lost in the woods, they try to escape from the wicked witch.