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The France-Portugal 2022 Season is under way!

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Launched on 12 and 13 February in Paris, followed by the 16th in Lisbon and the 18th in Porto, the series of opening events delighted officials and the public who turned out in force to celebrate the creativity and talent of our two countries. 

With contemporary art, classical and contemporary music concerts, heritage and live performance, take a look at some pictures of this opening sequence of the France-Portugal 2022 Season! 

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"Mosaïque des voix lusophones" au Théâtre du Châtelet/ Théâtre de la Ville
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"Mosaic of Portuguese voices " at Théâtre du Châtelet / Théâtre de la Ville

The poetic songs of the Portuguese singer João Berhan - Mosaic of Portuguese voices at Théâtre du Châtelet / Théâtre de la Ville. 

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Inauguration officielle de l’œuvre monumentale "Les Trois Grâces", de Pedro Cabrita Reis
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Official inauguration of the monumental work entitled "The Three Graces" by Pedro Cabrita Reis

Official inauguration of the monumental work entitled The Three Graces by the Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis. Exhibited in the Jardin des Tuileries at the Musée du Louvre, this original work is made entirely from Portuguese cork and reinterprets a key theme inherited from Greco-Roman Antiquity. 

This inauguration was attended by the artist and by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, along with Augusto Santos Silva, the Portuguese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and the Portuguese Minister of Culture Graça Fonseca, welcomed by the French Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot, the President of the Season, Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, and the two Curators, Victoire di Rosa and Manuela Júdice, the President of the Institut français, Eva Nguyen Binh, the French Ambassador to Portugal, Florence Mangin, the President of the Musée du Louvre, Laurence des Cars, the Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas, and a host of French and Portuguese officials. 

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Concert d'ouverture à la Philharmonie de Paris
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Opening concert at the Philharmonie de Paris

Opening concert for the France-Portugal 2022 Season, under the aegis of Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of France, with Maria João Pires and the Gulbenkian Orchestra at the Philharmonie de Paris. 

From left to right: Augusto Santos Silva, Portuguese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Graça Fonseca, Portuguese Minister of Culture, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, Jean Castex, Prime Minister of France, Roselyne Bachelot, French Minister of Culture and Élisabeth Moreno, French Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities. 

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La pianiste portugaise Maria João Pires et l’Orchestra Gulbenkian, dirigé par Ricardo Castro
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The Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires and the Gulbenkian Orchestra directed by Ricardo Castro

The Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires and the Gulbenkian Orchestra directed by Ricardo Castro. The programme included: Pedro Amaral, Deux Portraits imaginaires; Frédéric Chopin, Concerto for piano n°2; Claude Debussy, La Mer

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Inauguration parisienne de l'exposition croisée "Panteão Panthéon"
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Paris inauguration of the joint exhibition "Panteão Panthéon"

Paris inauguration of the joint exhibition Panteão Panthéon, an event taking place simultaneously in the French and Portuguese capitals, attended by Graça Fonseca, Portuguese Minister of Culture, Jorge Torres Pereira, Portuguese Ambassador to France, Carlos Moedas, Mayor of Lisbon, Manuela Júdice, General Curator of the Season for Portugal, Jean-François Hébert, Director General of Heritage and Architecture – French Ministry of Culture, Philippe Bélaval, President of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Florence Mangin, French Ambassador to Portugal, Erol Ok, Director General of the Institut français, Victoire di Rosa, General Curator of the Season for France and Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, President of the Season. 

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"Mosaïque des voix lusophones", un évènement organisé par le Théâtre de la Ville et le Théâtre du Châtelet
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"Mosaic of Portuguese voices " at Théâtre du Châtelet / Théâtre de la Ville

Théâtre de la Ville and the Théâtre du Chatelet invited the public to take part in an immersive day of Portuguese art and culture. It was an opportunity to (re)discover the young Portuguese music scene through a series of concerts, workshops, meetings, exhibitions, a visit from the giant and big-headed puppets of Viana do Castelo, as well as through gastronomy for children and adults and Franco-Portuguese poetry, music and dance consultations. 

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Inauguration du volet lisboète de l'exposition croisée "Panteão Panthéon"
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Inauguration of the Lisbon branch of the joint exhibition "Panteão Panthéon"

Inauguration of the Lisbon branch of the joint exhibition Panteão Panthéon, attended by, among others, the Ministers of Culture of Portugal, Graça Fonseca, and France, Roselyne Bachelot, the French Ambassador to Portugal Florence Mangin, the President of the Season Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and the two Curators of the Season Victoire di Rosa and Manuela Júdice. The exhibition endeavours to offer a combined demonstration of the similarities and differences between the eventful history of the French and Portuguese pantheons. 

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Exposition "La Splendeur / O Esplendo" de l’artiste français Gérard Fromanger au Museu Coleção Berardo, à Lisbonne
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Preview of the exhibition "La Splendeur/O Esplendo" by Gérard Fromanger

Preview of the exhibition La Splendeur / O Esplendo by the French artist Gérard Fromanger at the Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon attended by, among others, the French Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot and the Portuguese Minister of Culture, Graça Fonseca. 

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Exposition "La Splendeur / O Esplendo" au Museu Coleção Berardo, à Lisbonne
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Preview of the exhibition "La Splendeur/O Esplendo" by Gérard Fromanger

This exhibition is the very first posthumous retrospective of the work of the French painter, who died in June last year. 

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"Saison Sèche", de Phia Ménard, au Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli
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"Saison Sèche", by Phia Ménard, at the Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli

Third stage of the launch of the France-Portugal 2022 Season in Portugal with Saison Sèche by Phia Ménard at the Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli attended by the Portuguese Minister of Culture, Graça Fonseca, the French Ambassador to Portugal, Florence Mangin, the President of the Season, Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and the two Curators of the Season, Victoire di Rosa and Manuela Júdice. 

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"Saison Sèche", de Phia Ménard, au Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli

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The Institut français and the Season

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The implementation of the Season has been entrusted, for the French portion, to the Institut français. 

Find out more about the France-Portugal Season 2022