Music: Vasco Mendonça
Libretto: Gonçalo M. Tavares
Staging: Luís Miguel Cintra
In a context of experimentation and multidisciplinarity, DC could not fail to be the fourth element in the creation of this show along with Vasco Mendonça, Gonçalo M. Tavares and Luís Miguel Cintra, having ventured for the first time in the production of an opera.
The opera Jerusalem is the result of a confrontation of different languages and artistic approaches. A show whose artistic and conceptual coherence is the direct result of a contamination process between the various discourses (musical, dramatic, scenic).
The choice of the adaptation of the homonymous book by Gonçalo M. Tavares is particularly pertinent. It is possible, in Jerusalem, to observe how the author moves between the territories of fiction and essay, a delicate balance, drawing characters in a more or less cartoonish, evoking universes more or less identifiable. On the other hand, it is interesting to note that this alternation finds an echo in their formal approach, in which sharply interrupts the main narrative with outside episodes. These episodes, perceived as the past of this narrative, polarize the present, creating an inevitable dramatic intensity, released at the end - enhancing a expressionist narrative through a mechanical structure, of great formal rigor.