Saturday, March 9, 8pm
$30 / $35
“Moura's physical beauty is undeniable, but her mesmeric appeal radiates from within, even if you don't know a syllable of Portuguese. Her ability to alternately whisper, growl and ring like a silver bell are the hallmarks of a fine singer, not just another pretty face.”—NPR-All Things Considered
Returning to the Opera House by popular demand, International songstress Ana Moura is “carving out a bold destiny for Fado” (New York Times) with her fifth studio album and Decca debut, Desfado. She has emerged as one of Portugal’s leading voices of traditional Fado (which means “fate”) with her mesmerizing interpretations of her country’s soulful answer to the blues.
Ana Moura’ “smoky contralto” (New York Times) has grabbed the attention of music lovers from around the world. In 2007, Moura joined the Rolling Stones on stage where she sang “No Exceptions” with Mick Jagger, which she also later recorded for Tim Ries’ Rolling Stones Project 2-(2008) along with her own interpretation of “Brown Sugar”. The talented chanteuse has also shared the stage with Prince in Lisbon (2009) after he discovered her music online and then travelled to Paris to see her perform. During her live performances, Moura takes her audience on a musical journey through the traditional genre, yet pushes the boundaries for a new generation to explore.