Paulo Ferreira

Paulo Ferreira

Spinto Tenor

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«…”Making his debut at the Hannover Staatsoper is the Portuguese tenor Paulo Ferreira, an ideal Cavaradossi with his compelling and powerful tenor, full of tenderness. From his impressive opening “La vita mi costasse” through to a thrilling “Vittoria, Vittoria” call and ending with a simply perfect interpretation of the aria “E lucevan le stelle”, he left nothing to be desired.”… in Der Opernfreund by Jochen Rüth, 03.10.2016»
http://www.deropernfreund.de/hannover-12.html (2017)
«…”Paulo Ferreira as Foresto presented his imposing voice with its thrillingly powerful upper register. His distinctive tenor triumphed in the role with its impressive high notes, its gentle legato, as well as an ability to convey deeply moving drama”…»
http://der-neue-merker.eu/kaiserslautern-attila-musikalisch-ein-schmankerl-szenisch-ein-schmarren (2017)
«“The portuguese Tenor Paulo Ferreira is the understudy Calaf, but after yesterday evening I must ask myself why. Particularly in the first act, he effortlessly tosses off the many high notes, with beautifully nuanced singing, and in the middle range his warm timbre is reminiscent of Placido Domingo. Needless to say, his superb Nessun Dorma was greeted with the only applause of the evening.”by Jochen Rüth in “Der Opernfreund”, 27.12.2015»
http://www.deropernfreund.de/innsbruck-landesth-6.html (2017)
2017Ponchielli: La GiocondaEnzo Grimaldo
2017Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2017Puccini: Manon LescautChevalier Des Grieux
2017Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRiccardo
2017Verdi: AttilaForesto
2016Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2016Cilea: Adriana LecouvreurMaurizio
2016Verdi: La Forza del DestinoDon Alvaro
2016Foroni: Cristina Regina di SveziaGabriele De La Gardie
2016Verdi: RequiemTenor
2015Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierEin Sänger
2015Verdi: NabuccoIsmaele
2014Bizet: CarmenDon José
2013Verdi: Il TrovatoreManrico
2013Cherubini: MédéeGiasone
2012Catalani: La WallyGiuseppe Hagenbach
2012Mozart: RequiemTenor


Paulo Ferreira is an acclaimed Portuguese tenor with a unique combination of vocal and dramatic skills. He studied Piano, Cello and Voice. He is graduated from the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts, Porto, Portugal, afterwards studying Voice in Italy; he has won several first prizes in singing national and international competitions and has received funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He made his operatic debut as Don José (Carmen, Coliseu do Porto, 2007), which was received with great enthusiasm by both audience and press.
Mr. Ferreira made his international debut in Germany in July 2011, singing alongside Anna Netrebko in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall. Posteriorly he performed in Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary and Sweden in the roles of Ismaele (Nabucco), Manrico (Il Trovatore), Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino) and Foresto (Attila), of G. Verdi; Cavaradossi (Tosca), Des Grieux Grigorij (Manon Lescaut), Calaf (Turandot) G. Puccini; Grigorij (Boris Godunov) M. Moussorgsky; Giasone (Medea) L. Cherubini; José (Carmen) of G. Bizet; Ein Sänger (Rosenkavalier) R. Strauss; Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) F. Cilea; Gabriele (Cristina di Svezia) G. Foroni; Hagenbach (La Wally) A. Catalani recorded on DVD for the Capriccio label; and Oratorio repertoire and concert with the tenor solo in Requiem (W. Mozart); 9th Symphony (L. Beethoven) and Requiem (G. Verdi).
Recently he made his Debut in Italy in the role of Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) F. Cilea, at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, directed by Maestro Daniel Oren (October, 2016).
In future engagements Mr. Ferreira will perform Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino, Verdi) at the Theater Basel, Switzerland; Riccardo (Un ballo in Maschera, Verdi) on Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck, Austria; Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut, Puccini) at the Staatsoper Hannover, Germany and Enzo (La Gioconda, Ponchielli) Malmö Opera, Sweden.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Ponchielli: La Gioconda Enzo Grimaldo 24 hours Malmö Opera 2017
Puccini: Tosca Mario Cavaradossi 24 hours Staatstheater Hannover Und Neidersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover 2017
Puccini: Manon Lescaut Chevalier Des Grieux 24 hours Staatstheater Hannover Und Neidersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover 2017
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera Riccardo 24 hours Landestheater Innsbruck 2017
Verdi: Attila Foresto 24 hours Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern und Orchester des Pfalztheaters 2017