The making of the opera “Library” at University of Évora

Date: May 27, 2011, 4:00-6:00 PM.
Place: Music Departament of University of Évora, Portugal, Room 2.
Phone: +351 266 759 350.
Admission free.

The opera “Library” (music and argument by Paulinyi, 2011, libreto by Macedo, 2011) is produced by post-graduation students of University of Évora and University of Toronto, collecting theoretical and practical facts of music, philosophy, literature and performing arts. This seminar reports the results of this research integration in two sessions. The stage director Alexandra Espiridião explains the steps of performing plan of the libretto, which addresses two issues relevant to relationship conflicts: impossibility of dialogue and judgement. At the second part, Zoltan Paulinyi shows how music highlights these issues by exploring axiomatic fallacies of the theory of atonal music of the twentieth century. The opera will be premiered in June 27, 2011 at the Public Library of Évora performed by the Grupo Contemporâneo conducted by Christopher Bochmann, stage direction by Alexandra Espiridião and international cast of University of Évora.

2-International Call
Addressing further international opera projects, writers are invited to submit libretto proposals in any language to composer Zoltan Paulinyi ( The text must be written for one or two characters.
Deadline: July 30, 2011.

Information (mainly in Portuguese):

Opera full score (PDF, libretto coming soon in English and Portuguese):