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   Luiz-Ottavio Faria, made his operatic debut in the title role of Tom, in Un Ballo in Maschera with the legendary tenor Carlo Bergonzi, Fernando Teixeira, and Stefka Evstatieva at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and the Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, directed by Maestro Isaac Karabtchevsky. Since his auspicious debut, the distinguished basso's career in concert and opera performances has take him around the globe, especially in Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Following his studies at The Juilliard School of Music, he won several important national and international singing competition and musical Foundation awards, such as the 23rd national Carmen Gomes Competition (1988), prize Bass Guilherme Damiano, The Juilliard School Scholarship (1989), William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Die Meistersinger, (Aims), Austria (1994), Opera Index, YWCA Vocal Competition and The Great Buffalo Opera Competition (1995), The New Jersey State Opera Vocal Singing Competition, Lola Hayes Vocal Competition (1996). He is also the recipient of the (1997) The William Matthews Sullivan Foundation grant. Mr. Faria recently made a triumphant debut and a critically acclaimed performance in the title role of Banquo in Macbeth at the Teatro Alla Scala di Milano and Marcel in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots, at the Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York, where he first attracted the international attention and was admired equally for his real and majestic bass voice and for his acting ability. Mr. Faria's repertoire extends from Seneca in (L' Incoronazione di Poppea), to the high priest of the hebrews, Zaccaria in Verdi's (Nabucco). His already vast operatic portrayals of more than 30 roles includes Ramfis and King, (Aida), Sparafucile, (Rigoletto), Alvise, (La Gioconda) Tom, (Un Balle in Maschera), Banco, (Macbeth), Ferrando, (Il Trovatore), Sarastro (The Magic Flute), and Colline in (La Boheme), among others. Highlights of recent and past seasons include (Za...  Read more...
Faria Luiz-Ottavio



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