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This website Cascais Opera (hereafter referred to as “the website”) was created, belongs to and is operated and maintained by Associação CIVOC – Concurso Internacional Ópera Cascais with the address Passeio do Báltico, n.43-2E 1990-036 Lisboa. NIF 517761637. Tel.: +351 213 219 000.

CIVOC may if it should so choose and at any time change, add or delete any of its terms and conditions by updating the contents of this page. It is recommended that you visit this page periodically to check whether it has been updated. CIVOC may if it should so choose discontinue this website at any time and without prior notice.

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This website together with any and all material in it does not concede and may not be interpreted as conceding permission to third parties to use, copy or benefit from, directly or indirectly, the intellectual property rights of CIVOC.

The content of this website is provided by CIVOC for information only to the maximum extent permitted by the relevant laws, and is provided without any kind of guarantee whether explicit or implicit.

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CIVOC declines all responsibility for errors which may occur due to irregularities in the system, or the failure (temporary or permanent) of the website, of the applications, or of other tools.

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In accordance with the law, CIVOC guarantees you at all times the right to access, correct, update and delete your personal data, and may oppose your treatment for direct marketing purposes, in all cases, upon written request addressed to CIVOC, to the following address:

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All references to “CIVOC” will be references to CIVOC and/or any entities associated to it or groups of companies.

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The present Terms and Conditions are governed by and drawn up in accordance with Portuguese law.

The District Court of Lisbon, Portugal will be the sole competent authority to rule on any queries or legal actions arising from the present Terms and Conditions.

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Over the past three decades, primarily in London, Portugal and Amsterdam, Dr Jorge Balça
has developed a strong portfolio of work and a unique combination of skillsets – as a stage
director (of theatre, opera, and hybrid forms), a teacher and workshop leader, a presentation
skills, acting and creativity coach, and practice-based researcher. His work in all these
domains is distinguished by his commitment to and skill in making fantasy and invention
emerge from precise knowledge and training – and by his ability to inspire a similar alchemy
in his collaborators.

Classically trained as an actor and countertenor, he studied theatre directing in London and
Moscow, specialising in Shakespeare, techniques of adaptation, Meyerhold and commedia
dell’arte. Jorge also holds a PhD exploring the dramatic training of opera performers.
With a love for site-specific projects and collaborative forms, and an equal flair for comedy
and drama, his work is dramaturgically inventive, visually striking, and physically engaged.
He was the artistic director of Bloomsbury Opera and associate director of The Opera
Makers, both in London. In Portugal, he has recently directed L’Heure Espagnole and The
Turn of the Screw at Centro Cultural de Belém, and Don Giovanni and La Voix Humaine at
Festival de Ópera de Óbidos.

Jorge is committed to his work as a teacher, having taught at the Dutch National Opera
Academy, Morley College London, Universidade de Évora and other institutions. He
maintains an international coaching private practice and is the acting coach at the Neil
Semer Vocal Institute in Italy.

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