Mariajoao Gomes

Mariajoao Gomes

Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

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Born in o'Porto, began her studies in music at the age of 7, with piano as her instrument. Later on, discovered the pleasure of singing and pursued a higher education at the Conservatório Superior de Música de Gaia. As the top of her class, received a Schoolarship of Merit from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. Studied Piano with Licinia Guimarães. She is since perfecting herself vocaly with the tenor Manuel Soares. Attended masterclasses with renowned professors such as Sequeira Costa, Yuri Serov, Luis Magalhães, Jennifer Larmore and Enza Ferrari. Was in the masterclass of Viorica Cortez with Michele Voisinet at the piano, during the 6th Festival Pézenas Enchantée. Was selected for the international Masterclasses of Montserrat Caballé at Zaragoza. Returned to Pézenas Enchantée, to take part on the 8th edition, where she had the oportunity to work with Chantal Bastide, Soprano and Alain Fondary, Baritone. She regularly travels to France to work with Chantal Bastide and Michele Voisinet. She participated as a choir member in several operas, such as L'Enfant et les Sortilège Ravel, The Magic Flute by WA Mozart, Merry Widow by Franz Lehar, Amor de Perdição by Joao Arroyo or Irene by Alfredo Keil. As a soloist she has performed the following roles: Zweite Knabe in The Magic Flute, Ahmal in Ahmal and the Night Visitors of Menotti and Miss Baggott in Britten's The Little Sweep. In Opera Galas, she has also sang arias from Samson et Dalila (Dalila - Saint Saens), Carmen (Title role - Bizet), Werther (Charlotte - Massenet), Lakme (Malika - Delibes), Cosi fan Tutti (Dorabella - Mozart) and Semiramide (Arsace - Rossini), among others. She sang under the direction of maestros Lawrence Golan, Jose Miramontes Zapata, Lawrence Swinnerton, James Wood, Jesus Medina, Phillip Pickett, Olari Ets and Paul Hillier among others, performing in Portugal (House of Music, Azores - Ponta Delgada, Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto Peniche) , Spain (Pontevedra and Ponteareas) and France (Bourges, Agen, Pézenas and Toulouse). She is in the Casa da Musica Choir, at o'Porto. Bachelors degree in Architecture from ESAP (o'Porto).
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