Amor de Perdiçao

(Pallu, 1921) Music composed by Armando Leça

Based on the nineteenth century novel of Camilo Castelo Branco, Amor de Perdiçao is the story of the unhappy love between two young aristocrats from Viseu.
They live in houses across from each other but their fathers are irreconcilable enemies.
Their love, being unrealizable, the young woman dies of a broken heart in a convent.
Her young lover is exiled after killing a rival, and dies at sea.
Only part of the original score by Portuguese composer, Armando Leça remains.


Performing forces
9 players (violin I and II, viola, cello, bass, flute/piccolo, percussion/timpani, piano, organ/synthesizer)
Rehearsals Two 2 ½ hour rehearsals with orchestra
One 3 hour tech rehearsal
One 3 hour 45 minute dress rehearsal plus 15 intermission
Performance time 3 hours plus 15 minute intermission
Film speed 18 frames per second
Projection variable speed 35 mm film projector
Rights Portuguese Film Archive
artwork:Lidia Bagnoli