THE FOOTSTEPS OF AMÁLIA
To be Amália Rodrigues for a day, many a fadista would give anything for the chance. Carla Pires has pulled it off, figuratively, that is. For four years, she played the role of her idol in the biggest musical ever to come out of Portugal.
Now she appears on stage as herself: a bundle of intensity, she reinterprets tradition and is gradually claiming her own place in Fado history in the process.