In Matilda Carlota, the audience is invited to sit as voyeur/paparazzi watching Matilda Carlota, an androgynous, pregnant entity, the archetype of the diva in decadence. The diva repeats a twisted tea ritual, preparing the room for guests who never arrive, and goes on singing in a lamenting way an old aria by Giacomelli composed for castrati, accompanied on the piano by her most loyal servant. Matilda Carlota is an opera-performance where decadence takes on a glamorous dimension, where the spectator looks into a room in the same meditative and somber state as one who looks into an aquarium.

Concept and Choreography: Jonas Lopes
Co-creation and Interpretation: Jonas&Lander
Costume Design: Jonas Lopes
Light Design: Jonas Lopes e Lander Patrick
Dramaturgical Counseling: Lander Patrick, Margarida Bettencourt e Rui Horta

Production House: Associação Cultural Sinistra
Head of Production and Booking: Inês Le Gué
Administration and Management: Gabriel Lapas

Co-production: Centro Cultural Vila Flor
Residency Support: O Espaço do Tempo
Internationalization Support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Acknowledgments: Alena Dittrichová, Maria de Lourdes Rodrigues, Margarida Neves, Paulo Ferreira, Teresa Santos, Vânia Rovisco, Coro Trítono, Coro Cantacellis, Rui Horta, Margarida Bettencourt, Tiago Coelho, Elisete Vendruscolo, Gui Garrido, Fábio Rocha de Carvalho e Rui Torrinha