Leonel Pinheiro

Leonel Pinheiro

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2017Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaSamson
2015Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2014Verdi: MacbethMacduff
2013Bizet: CarmenDon José
2013Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont

Bio

Leonel was born in Braga, Portugal. He is graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Opera School. Engagements include: Don Jose Carmen (Mid Wales Opera, Deloite Ignite Festival at the Royal Opera House), Macduff (Cover) Macbeth (Scottish Opera), Alfredo La Traviata (European Chamber Opera/Bangkok Grand Opera, Bermuda Festival/Opera A La Carte), Lucio Otello (Buxton Festival), Il Messaggero Aida (Royal Albert Hall), Gherardo Gianni Schicchi (Opera Holland Park Christine Collins Young Artists), Luigi Il Tabarro (Grimeborn Opera Festival). Leonel has been a regular at the Wexford Festival Opera, there he has sung Kozak Maria, Showman A Village Romeo and Juliet, Achille di Rosalba in Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze and Gastone in La Traviata. He is the recipient of the Patrick Libby prize for acting. Future/recent plans include: Cavaradossi Tosca (Charles Court Opera) touring in UK and South of France and his Royal Festival Hall debut as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem alongside the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Chorus.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila Samson 1 week Grimeborn Festival 2017
Puccini: Tosca Mario Cavaradossi 1 week Musique Cordiale 2015
Verdi: Macbeth Macduff 1 week Scottish Opera 2014
Bizet: Carmen Don José 1 week Mid Wales Opera 2013
Verdi: La Traviata Alfredo Germont 1 week Bermuda Festival 2013