1987~2007年間，泰瑞莎．薩古耶蘿是紅遍全球的世界音樂樂團「聖母合唱團」主唱，透過《里斯本的故事》這部膾炙人口的音樂電影著名於世。因音樂理念漸行漸遠，2007年離開聖母，重新開展自己的世界音樂之路。她先後與 Septet João Cristal、Lusitânia Ensemble 、Zbigniew Preisner 等樂團或作曲家合作錄音及演唱會，同時受邀於全世界各地表演，也創作心目中理想的世界音樂。2011年，泰瑞莎發行了個人首張創作專輯《OMistério》，並與理念相同的音樂家組成樂團，更積極地投入音樂創作及全球世界音樂之旅。
It seems it was only yesterday we first heard the magical voice of Teresa Salgueiro…. And yet, it was in 1986 that a teenager from Lisbon surprised two of Portugal’s best pop musicians, Rodrigo Leão and Pedro Ayres Magalhães, when they were looking for a singer for a new acoustic-based project they were preparing.
Their surprise and enchantment with this pure, crystalline voice was something they couldn’t wait to share with audiences. And the public was as surprised as they were. First, in Portugal, with the revelation of that group, known as Madredeus, in 1987. Then, from 1990 onwards, all over the world, as the enchanting melodies of Madredeus’ songs meshed perfectly with the breathtaking voice of Teresa Salgueiro.
Between 1987 and 2007, twenty years on the road and sales of over five million albums turned Madredeus into the prime international ambassadors of the music of Portugal, a feat noone had achieved since Amália. And Teresa Salgueiro’s pristine, discrete presence and interpretive power was at the forefront of their popularity. We heard her voice grow into a highly tuned instrument of unique beauty, both elegant and eloquent; we heard her talent as a performer blossom with each new recording and each new tour; we saw her grow on stage as a woman who represented not only a country, but the whole soul of a people.
That Teresa Salgueiro was one of the great contemporary singers was recognised by artists as diverse as José Carreras, Caetano Veloso, Carlos Núñez, Angelo Branduardi or Zbigniew Preisner. And, as the travels of Madredeus slowly came to a halt, Teresa began to sketch her own way as a solo artist, taking her first steps accompanied by the Brazilian septet of João Cristal; the orchestral Lusitânia Ensemble, composed by symphonic instrumentalists or even the Italian Solis String Quartet.
If with Madredeus Teresa showed Portugal to the world, her first solo projects brought the world to Portugal and made her voice truly global. Você e Eu recorded with the João Cristal septet was a journey through the richness of Brazilian popular song. Then, with the Lusitânia Ensemble, she appropriated the many cultures she had visited while travelling with Madredeus in La Serena, and drew a brief history of Portuguese song with Matriz.
O Mistério revealed another facet of Teresa’s talents by unveiling her song writing and lyricist skills as well as musical direction talents – tailored to her unique voice and showcasing her as not just a singer but an entire artist, in control of her entire career and with a new found band that she created.
All the many facets of Teresa’s artistry are now tied together as she celebrates an ongoing career that has made her a citizen of the world. Last year she released La Golondrina y el Horizonte, an album recorded exclusively for Mexico with new arrangements of material by Violeta Parra, Agustin Lara or Astor Piazzolla. She is now preparing to release a new album of self-written material, Horizonte, to come out during 2016. Finally, a commemorative tour of her remarkable career will travel the world between 2016 and 2017, a show that brings together Teresa’s own compositions and the songs she has made hers over the decades as well as some Madredeus classics. A production that explains why Teresa Salgueiro is one of the most unique and outstanding talents ever revealed by Portugal, in music or otherwise.”