Casino Estoril :: Night of a Thousand Stars
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Silver & Black Room at Casino Estoril – From Thursday to Sunday
Thursdays and Fridays 9.30pm
Saturdays 5pm and 9.30pm
Sundays at 5pm
Suitable for children over 12 years old
Casino Estoril is Europe’s largest casino. It is located at less than half an hour drive from Lisbon’s International Airport and is nowadays a multiuse point, where entertainment and leisure meet one another. It’s history dates back to the last century and, since then, it has been the main stage for some of the most memorable and emblematic shows, both national and international.
Aiming to celebrate and honour the riches of its historical past, a show has been put on filled with light, colour and magic, live till the end of the year in the Black & Silver Room. This show takes the audience on a glamorous time travel trip, from the golden years, when Estoril became the Portuguese Riviera till nowadays.
We bring you “NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS”
The construction of Casino Estoril dates back to the first decade from the last century, when Fausto Figueiredo – at the time board member of the Portuguese Railway Company – pictured the idea of making Estoril a tourism resort on international level. The dream eventually came true, during the hard times of the I World War. Years later, already in the 60’s, the Casino was broadly expanded, becoming Europe’s largest Casino.
Filipe La Féria, one of the most famous entrepreneurs Portuguese showbiz conceived an elegant and original musical, based on the glamour that this emblematic entertainment centre once represented and still presents nowadays, on the Cascais way of living and on the international prestige that the Estoril coast reflects.
It’s with this inspiration that “NIGHT OF THOUSAND STARS” revisits the origins of Europe’s largest casino, in a contemporary and spectacular show, that evolves to the affrighting atmosphere of the II World war, which led many royal families to look for exile in Estoril – such as the Count of Barcelona or King Humberto I from Italy. The Casino itself was, by then, the main stage for many mysterious adventures and spy stories.
It was also in this context that Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond character, inspired himself for his book Casino Royale.
In fact, the thousand stars are part of this story with music, legends and glamour, from the mythical princesses like Grace Kelly, Margaret from England or Begum Aga Khan, to the greatest personalities of the Universal Culture as Jorge Amado or Salvador Dali, who created the famous giraffe for the carnival parade in 1964, in which Fernandel was the King!
Throughout almost a century, numerous stars checked in here, some with legendary performances such as Amália Rodrigues, Elis Reginas, Julio Iglésias, Roberto Carlos, Tony Bennett, Adamo, Ray Charles, Shirley Bassey, Juliete Gréco, Charles Aznavour, Marcel Marceau, Lisa Minelli, Elton John, Woody Allen, Rod Stewart among many other names from the entertainment world, who made Casino Estoril an incomparable space with international reference.
It was based on the multiplicity and riches of this legacy that Filipe La Féria designed and materialised the show, which illuminates and attracts, on the stage of the Silver & Black room, in a night that reincarnates fabulous interpretations. A show truly worthy of being up on Broadway, both by its production quality and by the excellence of its interpreters. However, it is the light, colour and music fill this stage. Moreover, this fabulous exhibition with famous Portuguese artists allows us a trip through history, culture and the roots of one of Portugal’s most prestigious and notorious areas.
Casino and Estoril are the biggest stars of this “NIGHT OF THOUSAND STARS” with its charm and magical enchantment. The show is subtitled on English and Spanish and offers more than many reasons for you ti not to miss it, if you are thinking about visiting us this year.
Estoril keeps the shine from the golden days. Come and shine with us!