Lisbon’s Special Summer Festivals Continue with Free Music and Dance Performaces

Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon

If you’re in Lisbon this month and pass by its opera house (São Carlos Theater) you’ll notice that the square in front of it has been taken over by chairs and a stage. That’s because that’s where one of the city’s main summer festivals is taking place, offering concerts and ballet performances in the open air — free of charge.
It’s happening until the 27th at 10PM and it’s an event that attracts locals and tourists thanks to the international program.
Among the performing groups are the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra and São Carlos National Theater Choir which you usually have to pay admission to enjoy.
Next weekend (the 17th and 18th) is dedicated to Verdi, and the following weekdays are for dance performances by the National Ballet of Portugal.
The final night, the 27th, will be a special “Macau Night” dedicated to the former Portuguese colony that became part of China ten years ago with a performance by the Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Complete festival information here: Festival ao Largo

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