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Carla Pontes

Soprano


Born in Lisbon, in the neighborhood of Alfama, in which fado had a strong presence in the taverns and where she already sang daily to the neighborhood, from a balcony at the age of 5. Singing came so naturally to her that she never even had the idea that she could make a career out of it. She only pursued this much later in life, after graduating in artistic education and having been a teacher for 16 years. However, the need to sing and explore singing was so strong in her that she began her studies and vocal exploration alongside her job, with several renowned teachers in Portugal and abroad.

Carla has an exeptionally flexible voice and over the years has explored several musical styles. In recent years she has become best known as a lyrical coloratura soprano, performing mainly in the south of Portugal. She has broad experience in musical, fado, rock, pop, and classical, which together with her exceptional expressiveness and strong presence on stage make her a unique and versatile singer. Carla´s voice has a timbre that moves us and takes us on a sound journey between the earth and the universe of angels. She moves us and captures our attention with a presence that has both vulnerability and strength and a voice that really communicates with all the cells of our body.

Her natural ability to teach, combined with her studies of body, voice, movement, vocal liberation, and more, make her also a singing teacher with a unique and creative approach.

My projects

Here you will find Carla´s current projects

Carla Pontes e Cristiana Silva

Singing and Piano

Carla Pontes and Cristiana Silva

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Carla Pontes and Cristiana Silva
Singing and Piano

In Carla´s words: "Since the first joint collaboration, we have never been separated. Cristiana Silva accompanies me on all projects. Besides being a fabulous pianist, she's a great accompanist".

Noite de Ópera

Opera night

Singing and Instruments

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Opera night
Singing and Instruments

Opera night is usually performed with piano and two voices (soprano and bass / baritone - Francisco Brazão), but may include other musicians, as well as a narrator. It is a light and varied format bringing opera also to an unaccustomed audience. Opera Night is a production of the Cultural Association Ideias do Levante.

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Dell'Acqua Trio

Dell'Acqua Trio

Voice, Flute and Piano

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Dell'Acqua Trio
Voice, Flute and Piano

Three women united by their passion for music and nature. Initially with a more classic repertoire, Dell'Acqua has since been exploring new sounds, such as traditional music and fado. The flute, through the interpretation of Grace Borgan gives beauty and lightness, as well as interesting dialogues with the voice.

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Class’Ic ensemble

Class’Ic ensemble

Voice, Violin, Cello and Piano

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Class’Ic ensemble
Voice, Violin, Cello and Piano

A fun and passionate ensemble. The repertoire is very varied but always intense. Violin, by Uta Kerner and Cello, by Sunita Mamtani.

InSpirit

InSpirit

Voice, Strings, Harp and Percussion

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InSpirit
Voice, Strings, Harp and Percussion

InSpirit is a sound journey, a meditative concert. Carla and Cristiana with Pedro Colares (Hang and percussion).



Events and Weddings

Carla also performs in private events


In addition to the concerts Carla performs, it is also often requested for weddings and other private events. Carla can be accompanied by several instruments, such as piano, harp, flute, violin, etc.

Should you require any service of this nature, please contact us by email or telephone.


Classes and Counseling

Carla will custom your class according to your expectations/needs


Counseling and preparation of youngsters and adults for auditions, contests and television castings, as well as private vocal and singing lessons at the Voz do Sul Academy (Algarve), a project of the Cultural Association Ideias do Levante. To schedule a course visit the association page or through the contact page.


Therapies and Retreats

Inspirational guidance through singing, sound and creative expression


To learn more about sessions and retreats please click on the following link::
Singing Beyond

Agenda

Your chance to get acquainted with the work of Carla Pontes