Bruno Almeida

Bruno Almeida


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«"What about Bruno Almeida? This singer doesn’t fall in frequent mistakes: doesn’t sing out of his repertoire, makes a good use of vibrato, doesn’t exaggerate his dynamics. (…) We can feel every note he sings. After singing Edgardo’s aria from Lucia, the public was euphoric (…). Bravo! "»
http://operalisboa.blogspot.pt/2011/06/estudio-de-opera-em-s-carlos-geracao-de.html (2016)
2017Purcell: Dido and AeneasSpirit
2017Bernstein: West Side StoryTony
2016L'isola disabitata (David Perez)Gernando
2016Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2015Handel: Messiahtenor
2015Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2014Bellini: NormaFlavio
2014Bizet: CarmenLe Remendado
2012Puccini: La RondineGobin
2012Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsGelsomino
2012Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsZefirino
2011Verdi: Don CarloLe comte de Lerme


Born in Lisbon he is one of the most talented Portuguese tenors of his generation. He had his operatic debut in 2010, in the 17th century Portuguese chamber opera As Taças de Hymineu, recreating the role of Federico in a staged production by the Sintra Opera Studio. He debuted at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Lisbon) in March 2011, in the role of Primeiro Segurança, at the world première of Nuno Corte-Real’s opera Banksters. Almeida participated in São Carlos’ Opera Studio ‘11 and initiated a regular collaboration with this important opera house, performing roles such as Count Lerma (Don Carlo, Verdi), Triquet (Los Gavilanes, Guerrero), Gobin (La rondine, Pucinni), Vivaldi (Sampiero, Migone), Charles Edward/Cosmetic merchant (Candide, Berstein), Zefirino/Gelsomino (Il viaggio a Reims, Rossini), Vendedor (El Gato Montés, Penella), Felice (Poliuto, Donizetti), Flavio (Norma, Bellini).

Roles performed in other stages include El Remendado (Carmen, Bizet), Bastien in (Bastien und Bastienne, Mozart, Portuguese version), Gernando (L’isola disabitata, David Perez, debut with the orchestra Divino Sospiro) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni, Mozart, debut in Orvieto, Italy). In musical theatre, Tony (West Side Story, Bernstein).

In concert, Almeida has performed the tenor part in masses by Francisco Sá de Noronha; W.A. Mozart’s Requiem and Missa brevis in D major (KV 194); Davide Pérez’s Mattutino de’ morti; Marcos Portugal’s Missa Grande; Beethoven’s Fantasy for Chorus and Orchestra (op. 80), Saule in Bráz Francisco de Lima’s oratorio Il Trionfo di Davidde and Händel’s Messiah.

In August 2013, Bruno Almeida debuted in Germany, performing with success at the Verdi 200 Gala and oratorio concerts at the “Festival junger Künstler”, in Bayreuth. In February 2014 he debuted at the “Dias da Música” Festival, in a secular cantata by João Domingos Bomtempo (c. 1814). In that year he also debuted at the “Brighton Early Music Festival” with ensemble L’avventura London, conducted by Žak Ozmo.

Bruno Almeida studied at the National Conservatory in Lisbon with Filomena Amaro and furthered his musical development with Isabel Biu. He has also participated in numerous professional
development courses and masterclasses where he had the opportunity to work with
Yvonne Minton, Graham Johnson, Sarah Walker, Loh Siew-Tuan, João Paulo Santos,
Nicholas Mcnair, Lucia Lémos, Tom Krause, Susan Waters, Jorge Parodi, Elisabete
Matos, Fiorenza Cossotto, Gabriella Ravazzi, Paulo Ferreira, Christian Hilz and
Roberta Mameli.

He has worked with conductors such
as José Miguel Esandi, Miguel Anastácio, Martin Andre, Lawrence Renes, Miquel
Ortega, Jorge Matta, Pedro Neves, João Paulo Santos, Giovanni Andreoli, Yi-Chen
Lin, Cristóbal Soler, José Ferreira Lobo, Speranza Scappucci, Armando Vidal,
Catherine O’Shaughnessy, Massimo Mazzeo and Jean Sébastien Béreau. And also stage directors
such as Patrice Chéreau, João Botelho, Ronny Lauwers, André e. Teodósio, Luca
Aprea, Paula Sá Nogueira, Dirk Schattner, Emilio Sagi, José Carlos Plaza,
Nicola Raab, Giulio Ciabatti, Paulo Campos dos Reis, Ricardo Neves-Neves and
Carlos Pimenta.

His musical projects also include
researching and performing Portuguese music from the early 20th century as a
founder and soloist of the musical group Projecto Alba.

Bruno Almeida performs regularly in
recital and collaborates with the choir of Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and
with Coro Gulbenkian.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Spirit No 2017
Bernstein: West Side Story Tony 24 hours 2017
L'isola disabitata (David Perez) Gernando 1 week Centro Cultural de Belém 2016
Verdi: La Traviata Alfredo Germont No 2016
Mozart: Don Giovanni Don Ottavio 1 week Teatro Mancinelli 2015