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ESílvia Mateus


ESílvia Mateus

Associate Professor

Specialist at IPL, Master Degree in Music Theater Studies at Sheffield University, Superior academic Degree at Gaia Regional Conservatory. Body Mapping and Alexander Technique Course at the University of Colorado Boulton, U.S.A. Postgraduate courses with Paul Schilhawsky, Willma Lipp, Illeana Cotrubas, etc. 1st Prize of the National Singing Competition Luísa Todi in 1993 and 1st Prize of the Portuguese Musical Youth National Competition 1988. Performed as soilist in the main rooms of the country and in Spain, England, Germany, Russia, Austria, Italy, Brazil, China, Sweden, El Salvador, Venezuela, etc. In 2011 composed and edited a score for an opera, Brites de Almeida, for voice and percussion, from an original libretto translated into 12 languages. Has recorded several CDs as a soloist, notably The recording of Requiem’s by the memory of the victims of fascism in Portugal by Fernando Lopes-Graça with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Russia. Recently stage directed in absolute premieres the operas The Garden by Tiago Cabrita, Memory / okyia flower by Erica Liane, in a staged diretion premiere in Portugal of Peter Maxwell Davies opera 8 songs for a Mad King. She is a teacher of Singing, Movement and Scenic Interpretation classes and President of the ESML Pedagogical Council.


Mateus, S., & Oliveira, É. (2011). Brites de Almeida (1st ed.). V. N. Gaia, Portugal: Fundação Conservatório Regional de Gaia. ISBN 989-97493

Mateus, S. (2016, July). As noites de verão de Hector Berlioz: Tradução dos poemas de Théophile Gautier. Alicerces, 6, 251–262. doi: https://www.ipl.pt/sites/default/files/revista_alicerces6.pdf

Research Group:

Contemporary Music

Thematic Lines and Research Nucleuses:

Opera Studies