Sunday, December 3, 2017

Introducing Portuguese barihunk André Baleiro

André Baleiro in The Rape of Lucretia
Our post on Edward Laurenson performing in The Rape of Lucretia prompted a reader to point out that Benjamin Britten's opera is also being performed in Lisbon with a singer who is new to us, André Baleiro. He'll be performing Tarquinius on December 5 and 10 at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlo.

He'll be joined by Christian Luján as Junius, Luís Rodrigues as Collatinus and Maria Luísa de Freitas in the title role.

André Baleiro began his musical and vocal studies at the age ten in Lisbon, Portugal. He completed his Bachelor in Choral Conducting at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa before heading to Berlin to  study Voice at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

André Baleiro performs the Das Lied International Song Competition: 

He is a frequent collaborator with the Kammeroper München, where made his debut as Figaro in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Some of his operatic experience includes Don Parmenione in Rossini's L’occasione fa il ladro at Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas, Conte Belfiore  in Sarti's Fra due litiganti il terzo gode, and the Captain in Bohuslav Martinů's Les trois Souhaits at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

In 2012 he was awarded a scholarship by the Walter & Charlotte Hamel Foundation in Hamburg, and was sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon from 2012-2015.

He can next be seen in recital at the Museu Francisco Tavares Proença Jr. on December 13th. He'll be performing music by Joly Braga Santos, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ruy Coelho, Caio Facó, Fernando Lopes-Graça, Luiz de Freitas Branco, Armando José Fernandes and Cláudio Carnevro. Tickets are available online.

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