The Opinion of Several Personalities About Our Festival
Congratulations on a successful festival this year, in especially difficult conditions, and I hope we can see each other again in 2021!
Gustavo Sacadura Botte
I wish you much success as it is well deserved.
Cistermúsica helps overcome fear. It presents the city (hungry for culture) with a programme that makes us breathe the beneficial air of music.
The Festival has proved that, especially in uncertain times, it is with music that we can approach the divine and aspire to achieve something more than mere matter (...).
El Corte Inglés Director of Communication
DGPC could not be more pleased with this 28th edition of the Festival, which continues to be of absolute excellence, on the scale of the monument that hosts it. (...) It was a great joy for us to be able to hold the Festival in 2020.
Director of the Monastery of Alcobaça / DGPC
I'm glad the organisation decided to carry out the festival, it would have been a huge loss not to have done it this year.
Director-General for the Arts
Despite the pandemic situation, the maintenance of the Festival is salutary and worthy of praise. I would like to thank the organisation for the way in which they prepared all the logistics of the Festival and maintained a high quality programme.
Composer and Avaluator from DG Arts
May this energy continue to nourish us all!
Soprano, Stabat Mater by Pergolesi
It couldn't have been a better return to the stage!
Mezzo-soprano, Stabat Mater by Pergolesi
We thank you once again for the invitation and for all the kindness and professionalism you have shown us. There is no doubt about the reasons why this Festival has been running for two decades.
João Andrade Nunes
Ensemble São Tomás de Aquino
Many festivals have been cancelled. The fact that Cistermúsica went ahead is very special.
Bravery Arias for Tenor
The role of Cistermúsica has been fantastic. Music conquers all.
La Nave Va (Bravery Arias for Tenor)
Alcobaça is the centre of music in Portugal! (...) This great interpretation [5th Symphony] by Beethoven was so alive that it reproduced a kind of revolutionary and visionary music. And Alcobaça is also that.
It was very important that Cistermúsica was not cancelled, long live the festival!
Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa