A morte de João Espergueiro e sua contestação aturada

Eduardo Luís Patriarca (1970- )

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A morte de João Espergueiro e sua contestação aturada

This opera writen for baritone and bass, uses an original libreto from the poet valter hugo mãe. The scene is the transition from life to death of the character.

João Espergueiro plays with himself a strange chess game. In one hand he doesn’t want to died and tries to convince his dead ego that he don’t need to go, by the other hand convince the live ego that there are nothing more to do and that he need to follow him.  

The opera was written for the project Opera in Creation, premiered in the S. Luiz Theatre in 2006.