An intensely emotional concert, statuesque Mariza delivers an absorbing performance from the start with fado songs of love, joy, sadness, loss and grief. Her voice is amazing, and she phrases and accentuates these stories so poignantly you will be transported. Accompanied by the Lisbon Symphony Orchestra, conducted by a maestro totally in touch with this interpretative music, and a trio of instrumentalists who bring the Portugese spirit to life, especially the Portugese guitarist, add to the overall portrait that is painted in words and music. She has a captivating stage presence, graceful and simple. Her closing tribute to Amalia Rodrigues, the famous fado singer of Portugal, is so filled with poise and expression, sincerity, empathy, gesturing with her open hand, brings the audience to their feet in an open air concert that is a theatrical spectacle. Even though sung in Portugese, you feel deeply what she is lamenting or celebrating. (You can find the lyrics to most of the songs on her CD, Fado em mim). As a musician, there is always something so mesmerizing about these plaintive melodies, as they alternate from the minor chord to the major 7th and back to the minor, similar to Spanish flamenco. My favorites include the rhythmic "Chuva" and "Primavera" yet all the songs are memorable. And the accompanying score by the orchestra makes this truly a concert to be heard, and heard again. But the voice, the voice is amazing. Mariza is gifted. This lady has heart and soul to the core. Highly recommended.