“Portuguese soprano Filipa Portela gave a stunning performance of Poulenc’s one-act opera, showing extreme emotional and physical versatility in the role of ‘Elle’”

read the full review here: SGFringe

“Soprano Filipa Portela, who also produced and directed, was an explosive and theatrically visceral tour de force as Elle, throwing herself completely into this musically demanding role. She was like a caged animal in her apartment, restlessly wandering about, peering through a wooden chair back, rummaging around her possessions, all the time tied to her red telephone. Her strong bright soprano was one moment tender in reminiscence, then bristling in fury at her lover and finally resigned in an empty world-weariness.”

read the full review here: Bachtrack

Filipa Cerqueira Portela, award-winning Portuguese lyric-coloratura soprano.

  • Won 1st Prize and Audience Prize ex-aequo of the 19th Interpretation Competition of Estoril.

  • Freelancing as lied, opera singer and performer of new music and other art forms.

  • Completion of Master of Arts and Bachelor in Vocal Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the tuition of Helen Lawson.

  • Directed and performed La Voix Humaine at the Fringe Festival 2019, in a production reviewed with four and five starts.