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Fado nights are coming and could become a permanent drawcard for the city

Famed singers Bárbara Santos and Tiago Correia are coming to Macao to perform across four weekends, but there’s a chance fado recitals will continue.

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Famed singers Bárbara Santos and Tiago Correia are coming to Macao to perform across four weekends, but there’s a chance fado recitals will continue.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 8:05 am

Two prominent Portuguese fado singers have agreed to perform across four weekends this coming January and February, at São Lourenço’s Dom Pedro V Theatre – and such nights could become regular fixtures, Lusa reports.

These fado nights will take place each Saturday and Sunday between 19 January and 11 February, starring singers Bárbara Santos and Tiago Correia. Portuguese wine and nibbles will be served prior to each performance, to enhance the Lusitanian atmosphere, said Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) director Leong Wai Man.

She said the “experimental project” had the potential to be turned into a long-running tourist attraction for Macao and that the IC would work with travel agencies when promoting the new fado nights.

[See more: ‘I didn’t choose fado. Fado chose me.’ Six questions for fado singer Gisela João]

“This is a project that we attach great importance to, because we want to build Macao as a cultural base between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.”

Leong also noted that the Dom Pedro V Theatre was “a heritage space with historical significance” as the first Western-style theatre in China.

The fado nights are one of 25 events featured in IC’s winter show programme, which is being rolled out in collaboration with Macao’s six gaming concessionaires.

Other highlights include a New Year’s Eve concert by the French-Brazilian singer Lia Sophia and a performance by the Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone, who will play alongside the Macao Orchestra.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 8:05 am

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