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Antonette de Calangute Excelled in Tragic Roles

Shri. Prince Jacob, President of TAG, Presenting a memento to Antonette de Calangute.

Antonnete Pereira popularly known as Antonette de Calangute on the Tiatr stage was born to Trinidade and Matilda De Souza on 6th March 1963 at Gaura Vaddo, Calangute, Bardez Goa. A versatile artiste of the Tiatr stage was popularly known for her acting in tragedy roles in Tiatrs. She was speaking on 17th October,2012 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan Margao at ‘Meet the Artiste’ a regular program organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa wherein a Tiatr Artiste is invited to share his/her stage experiences.

Antonette narrated her life history and her stage encounters to the audience and her fans gathered on the occasion recounting some of the memorable moments in her life. The most cherished one was in the tiatr ‘Sangati’ written and directed by well-known writer, director of Tiatr/Khell-Tiatr Vitorino Pereira she met her life partner Bonifacio (Bonny) Pereira. Bonny was casted opposite of Antonette by his brother Vitorino Pereira. Incidentally Bonny was her life partner in that particular tiatr and thereafter she chose him to be her life partner and married him in real life too.

Some of the prominent tiatr personalities who made their presence for the event were Menino de Bandar, Tomazinho and Irene Cardozo, Vitorino Pereira besides others. Her husband Bonny was also present along with their two sons Clifton and Collin and other family members.

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