Ceremony on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of
the Consultative Council of European Judges
Cérémonie à l'occasion du 10ème anniversaire du
Conseil Consultatif de Juges européens
Thursday, 18 November 2010, 4.15 pm
Jeudi 18 novembre 2010 à 16 h 15
Lobby of the Committee of Ministers
Foyer du Comité des Ministres
(Palais de l'Europe)
Lyric concert (solist and pianist)
Concert lyrique (soliste et pianiste)
Recital by Ms Ângela Silva (soprano) and by Mr Francisco Sassetti (pianist)
Récital par Mme Ângela Silva (soprano) et par M. Francisco Sassetti
João Francisco Nascimento (1957)
Nossa Senhora das Neves (popular song of Baixo Alentejo, Portugal)
Eurico Carrapatoso (1962)
Melodias em forma de bruma (popular songs of Azores, Portugal)
Ó meu bem
António Rebello Neves (1874-1957)
Ecos da Serra (Bernardo Passos)
Embalando um coração (Bernardo Passos)
À luz dos olhos teus (Schiappa Roby)
António Victorino d´Almeida (1940)
Francisco de Lacerda(1869-1934)
Saudades da terra
Haendel (1685- 1759 )
Ritorna, o caro e dolce mio tesoro (Rodelinda)
Oh mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Ach, ich fühl´s (Flauta Mágica)
Eccomi in lieta vesta...Oh quante volte,oh!quante (I Capuleti e i Montecchi)
Je veux vivre dans ce rêve (Romeu e Julieta)
The first part is made by Portuguese music from the cd Brumas recorded for Numerica publishing (Dez,
2009)) and the second part is made by Opera Arias
Ângela Silva (soprano)
Born in Lagos, Portugal.
Ângela Silva graduated in singing from the Superior Music's School of Lisbon
and completed her Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in singing in 2005 after
two years TCM Fund scholarship at Trinity College of Music of London. In 2006
she took part in an Opera Course at City Lit University in London.
Her complete roles in Opera and Oratorio include “the Publisher” in Faria´s O
Crepúsculo do Crítico (World Première, Portugal, 2010),“Angel Gabriel” in
Haydn´s Creation (Lisbon, 2009); ”Virgin Mary” in Cartageno´s Fatima, Hope
Sign for Humanity (World Première, tour across Portugal,2007/08); “Lauretta/Gherardino” in Puccini´s
Gianni Schicchi (London, 2006); “First Witch” in Purcell´s Dido and Aeneas (London, 2006);
“Countess” in Mozart´s Marriage of Figaro (London, 2006); “Pamina” in Mozart´s Magic Flute (London,
2006); “Ninfe” in Monteverdi´s Orfeo (London, 2005); “Caíno” in Avondano´s La Morte de Abel
(Portugal, 2001/02); “The Scientist” in Philip Glass´Corvo Branco (Portugal, 1998).
In opera scenes sung Gounod´s Romeo et Juliette; Mozart´s Così fan Tutte; J. Strauss´ Die
Fledermaus; Rossini´s Semiramide; Strauss´, Der Rosenkavalier; Mozart´s Magic Flute; Mozart´s
Mitridate; Puccini´s La Rondine;Wagner´s Parsifal in UK, Spain and Portugal.
Under A. Cartageno, recorded as soloist the CDs La musica portoghese antica e moderna nel
panorama europeo (Rome, Italy, 2003) and Ave Mundi Gloria (2010) for Paulus publishing. She has
performed several times as soloist with Portuguese choirs and orchestras such as “Sinfonietta of
Lisbon”, “Orchestra Filarmonia of Beiras”,”Capela Real”, “Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras”,
Metropolitan Orchestra of Lisbon, North Orchestra, among others.
Recorded recently for Numerica publishing , the CD Brumas (Dez 2009) with the horn player Paulo
guerreiro and the pianist Francisco Sassetti, singing unpublished works by Eurico Carrapatoso,
António Rebello Neves, João Nascimento, Vasco Pearce de Azevedo e António Victorino d´Almeida.
For Sony Music recorded, as an invited soloist, Alma Mater (2000), Pasión (2002, live recording), O
Mundo (2006) e Ave Mundi Luminar (2010) by the composer Rodrigo Leão.
As the lead singer, has been performing in Portugal (highlights for Aula Magna, CCB, Tivoli, Torre of
Belem, Coliseu of Recreios, Coliseu of Porto, Rivoli, etc), Spain (highlight for Foyer of Liceu Theatre in
Barcelona), Italy, UK (highlight for Barbican Hall), Greece, Belgium, and Korea.
She has also been singing for radio stations and TV such as Antena 1, Antena 2, SIC, RTP and
She won two Trophies, five first prizes and three second prizes.
Francisco Sassetti | Piano
Born in Lisbon and started his musical studies with Maria Fernanda Costa.
He obtained a degree in piano at Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa under
Dinorah Leitão and graduated at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa under
Tânia Acho. Later he studied with Eugene Pridonoff, at the Conservatory of
Music of Cincinnati University (USA) where he achieved a Master in Piano
He also studied with Olga Prats, Marie Antoinette Levécque de Freitas Branco, Franck Weinstock,
Sequeira Costa, Dmitri Papemo and Olivier Jacquon.
Started his performer career at S. Luis Theatre in Lisbon (1988) and since then plays solo or plays
taking part in chamber music ensembles. He obtained scholarships by the Foundation Calouste
Gulbenkian and by the University of Cincinnati. He won the first prize at Portuguese Musical Youth
and recorded for the Classical Radio of Cincinnati. Lately he has been working with some best
Portuguese singers such as Elsa Saque, Carlos Guilherme, Teresa Cardoso de Meneses, Sandra
Medeiros, Ana Ester Neves, Luís Rodrigues, Isabel Alcobia and also recorded with the German singer
Ute Lemper in the french movie Aurelien and also played in Hamburg (Germany) with the Portuguese
fado singer Anabela.
He also played in countries such as France, Belgium, Spain and Uruguai.
Worked with the conductors João Paulo Santos, Paulo Lourenço, Jorge Alves, José Robert, António
Lourenço and Vasco Azevedo. In the role of musician-actor performed under direction of Paulo Matos,
Paulo Lages and João de Melo Alvim.
Besides giving concerts, Francisco is also a piano teacher. Some of his students were awarded in
some national competitions and presently are studying at Music Universities in Portugal. Taught at
Chamber Loyal School and at Professional School of Almada. Since 1997, he takes part of Lisbon´s
Superior Music School staff, working as an accompanist at the singing department. He also works as
an accompanist at Nacional Superior Academy of Orchestra and at Professional Music School of
Metropolitan Orchestra in Lisbon.