As Christmas approaches Lisbon is becoming more and more active in cultural activities. After the premier of the multimedia show “The Fabulous Christmas Wish” that we talked about last week, this weekend we suggest 2 more events that will elevate your spirit.
The Usmanov Classical Russian Ballet offers us a ballet that combines the classical ballet with figure skating (on artificial ice). With music by Tchaikovsky, “Swan Lake” is a ballet in four acts and tells the story of a prince who falls in love with a girl swan, living an impossible but endearing love. Danced in ballet shoes and ice skates, “Swan Lake” is the show to (re) discover.
Our second proposal, taking place on 19th, 20th and 21st of December at the Grande Auditório Calouste Gulbenkian, goes to the Christmas concert by the Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra.
The oratory Elijah by the Mendelssohn was the work chosen. Recorded by the choir in 1995 with the Gulbenkian Orchestra conducted by Michel Corboz, this piece, inspired on the biblical episodes told by the prophet Elijah, was originally composed in 1846, having premiered to great success in the British city of Birmingham, in the same year.
Choose one or attend both, either way it is a treat you can’t ignore.