Maria do Ceo, is pure fado, fado is now considered a traditional, so in some media and considered the successor to Amalia Rodrigues, both in style, as in the interpretation.
Maria do Ceo, when she sings conveys melancholy, sweetness, passion, tenderness, all the ingredients to be a good interpreter of fado, because it really is: Woman's body and soul of fado.
Her critics say that Maria do Ceo us about fado as so far no one had done before. But Maria do Ceo, not only sings fado, bolero also sings with a drama that reminds us of the great Chavela Vargas.
By joining multiple influences to feel natural sweetness Portuguese and Galician language, endowed with exceptional vocal qualities, immediately surrounding the audience on a magical atmosphere with the music that springs from chilling soul. With a solid international career has been recognized and honored as Ambassador of Galician culture in the world has always Fado primary inspiration.
In 2001 was invited to participate in the first and great posthumous tribute to the person who most influenced his singing, ecstatic to Amalia Rodrigues, leaving many of those present at the Coliseum in Lisbon.
Attend concerts by Maria do Ceo means enjoy emotionally in a musical family ecliptic but, of great beauty, where we understand immediately the Luso-Galaica cultural identity.
SAY ABOUT HER
The journalist Enrique Beotas it says that only Maria do Ceo combines in his creations, his voice and the way they do, the merging of the waters of the Miño. He has toured Germany singing in Portugal, France, Italy, Algeria and Egypt recently, where he has been a spectacular success.
The writer X. L. Mendez Ferrin, says, serenity, sweetness, internal force, sustained emotion, is what the songs of Maria do Ceo, lend. Maria do Ceo, waves of fervor leads us into the soul, lovingly pronounced the words, vitalize its semantic content for us and squeeze the juice of the whole poem.
The singer, Patricia Kraus, Maria do Ceo, a way of singing is elegant and restrained, nuanced, with a voice with many records from the sharp, which can modulate from warmer brighter, with a high set and excellent pitch, to a center perfectly controlled voice and serious, which always used for the song, melody, exactly. You can get to convey the melancholy and pain deeper. Maria do Ceo, uses his voice as a vehicle to convey emotions and feelings, but not too much fuss or frills, always in for good measure, with a wisdom that comes with experience and knowledge to measure the instrument itself, with a warm and gentle voice few moments and sweet and melancholy in others. Mary has a unique singing style and his understanding as Galician-Portuguese song is already a label that makes it different from many other singers in the genre.
Designer Adolfo Dominguez the sound of Maria do Ceo, possesses the secret voice of the Douro. Sing outbursts, the fado hand lead me on that evening in a cafe ocher Porto. "Lecturas" magazine, published in 2006 disc Fado e outras músicas The sultry voice of Maria do Ceo and how to sing us to the world of Portuguese Fado.
"Lecturas" magazine, published in 2007, This Fadista Porto dazzles with his seventh album, Duas souls do Minho in which we moved to universe Fados and subtle of Celtic music.
The journalist, Antonio Pineiro, Maria do Ceo, that voice so clear, she brought with her the soul of southern Galicia when she traveled to Ourense and was able to mix it with saudade Gallega, to merge them into a unique vocal arpeggio, personal nontransferable, that represents us all. There are a hundred poets Gallegos, yesterday, today, tomorrow, who need a voice with soul to reach us and that voice is mature, no doubt, the voice of Maria do Ceo.
Diario de Ávila, Marta Martín Gil , Maria do Ceo, from the first instant hit with the public, because this woman did, generous, gentle, handled as little psychology of the viewer.
"Estilo" Magazine, Toño text Carrino, The voice that caresses the Douro Minho: With silver Vieira artistic quality under his arm, saw the Portuguese magnetic endorsed the effort to excel in a genre difficult and at odds with the big sales. Through sustained notes that fade to bind to the next. Maria do Ceo, discusses love, impossible to get lost in the horizon as the ships of his native Porto, colonial air melodies and timbres are mixed with street near the opera in a musical intimate. Her musical career Maria do Ceo, even without appearing in the bestseller lists, has data that lend support to its international presence. Among his audience are the Portuguese José Saramago, The Princes of Asturias and John Paul II, but has also learned to fado fewer people available to handicapped children known as Galicia, or battered women in Algeria.
Portuguese news daily, text Marcos Cruz, A piece of Heaven here on the side.
El Correo Gallego, Amiens Loa surrender to the fado de Maria do Ceo. The parking lot was filled with river walk with the old wailing melancholy of Fado.
Ideal Gallego, text Nonito Pereira, As a child Maria do Ceo cross boundary waters separating the melancholy Portuguese culture and the culture and the deep feeling of nostalgia Gallega, grew over the years and was broadening its capacity to feel emotion, assimilating his native Portuguese to Galician language to achieve an enabling environment for the senses through which his voice dances to music with internal harmony, simplicity and elegance very appealing to the senses.
The Journal of Valladolid 20minutos.esm Fado is a musical genre that leaves out more feeling in her voice who sings, and Maria do Ceo, is one of the performers of this style that has managed to evolve.
El Norte de Castilla, Rosa Blanco text Maria do Ceo a Portuguese resident in Galicia gladly assumed the role of musical bridge between the two sister cultures. Tears cascaded this interpretation throughout the concert mostly tended toward nostalgia, tragedy and longing. Maria do Ceo was delivered in a thrilling version of Alfonsina y el mar, the most applause from the audience. Transited the evening on the roads of fado without denying the look around, where they grow popular music of Portugal and Galicia. The voice of Maria do Ceo is trained to sing with feeling these rhythms and their school stage to generate empathy with his listeners are, both of which served in the courtyard of the trees that night came a cool, almost cold. The Galician-Portuguese singer combined the Portuguese with the Castilian in a review of its repertoire.
SHE HAS SUNG IN: Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Algeria, Egypt, Uruguay, and Argentina.
In 2006 he participated as lead actress in a short film entitled REUNION.
In 2008 participates with the ballerina Maria Nadal in the musical about emigration entitled Alen do Mar.