Adelaide Ferreira

Maria Adelaide Mengas Matafome Ferreira, better known as Adelaide Ferreira, is a Portuguese actress and singer.

He received training in theater through CENDREV – Centro Dramático de Évora (1976) and then joined Grupo 4 at Teatro Aberto, where he worked under the direction of João Lourenço opposite Lia Gama, Rui Mendes, Henriqueta Maia, Irene Cruz, among others. There she participates in shows such as Os Macacões and O Caso da Mãozinha Misteriosa, by Ary dos Santos; The Tea of ​​the Generals, by Boris Vian; Troubled Chronicle of Esperançoso Fagundes, by Luís de Sttau Monteiro; Corpus Delito in the Mirror Room, by José Cardoso Pires; Andorra, by Marx Fritch in which he is the protagonist in 1980.

She records the singles “Meu Amor (Vamos Conversar os Dois”) and “Espero Por Ti” with the participation of Paulo de Carvalho.

Meanwhile, she works in cinema participating in the film Kilas, o Mau da Fita by José Fonseca e Costa.

In 1981, she edited the single Baby Suicida, composed with guitarist Luís Fernando, her husband at the time, which became a great success. She edits a new single with the themes “Bichos” and “Trânsito”. In 1983, she edited the maxi-single “No No No”.

At the 1984 RTP Festival of the song, she won the interpretation award with the theme “Quero-Te, Choro-Te, Odeio-Te, Adoro-Te”. She is invited to the OTI Festival, held in Mexico, where she takes 2nd place with the theme “Vem No Meu Sonho”.

She is mostly known for her magnificent vocal performances, reaching very high highs, as well as her bass.

Known as the “Portuguese Celine Dion”, in 1985 she won the RTP Song Contest with the song Penso Em Ti (Eu Sei) (a ballad), representing Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest, where she finished in a disappointing 18th place (penultimate, at ahead only of the song from Belgium, performed by Linda Lepomme) and 9 points. That year, she debuted on television in the series Duarte & Cia., De Rogério Ceitil (RTP1).

In 1986 she edited the album “Entre Um Coco e Um Adeus” which includes one of her biggest hits, “Papel Principal”.

In 1989, the album “Amantes Imortais”, where the ballad “Dava Tudo” appears.

In 1995, she returned to recordings with the album O Realizador Está Louco, edited by Vidisco.

In 1998, BMG released the album “Só Baladas” with some of the most beautiful old ballads and six new ones. The first single is a new version of “Papel Principal” featuring Dulce Pontes.

In 2000 the album “Sentidos” is published.

In 2006, Adelaide Ferreira returned to music with producer Luís Jardim (musician), who signed “Mais Forte que a Paixão”, an album recorded between Lisbon and London.

In 2008, she releases the album “O Melhor de Adelaide Ferreira”, where she gathers all her best hits. That same year, she sings alongside Beatriz Costa, a participant in the contest “Uma Canção para Ti”.

In 2011, she released the album “I forget to forget you” with the singles “Adeus” and “I forget to forget”.

In 2016, she is invited to join the cast of “Parque à Vista”, thus returning to the stages of the Maria Vitória-Parque Mayer Theater, debuting in Revista à Portuguesa, where she has an extraordinary performance.

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