Luiz-Ottavio Faria made his operatic debut in the role of Tom in Un ballo in maschera with the legendary tenor Carlo Bergonzi as well as Fernando Teixeira and Stefka Evstatieva at the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and also at the Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, under the baton of Maestro Isaac Karabtchevsky. Since his auspicious debut, his concert and opera performances have taken him around the globe, especially in Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
He recently made a triumphant debut and a critically acclaimed performance in the role of Banquo in Macbeth at the Teatro Alla Scala di Milano and also as 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 recent performances include Timur (Turandot) at Opera de Toulon, cond. Jurjen Hempel and dir. Federico Grazzini; Silva (Ernani), cond. Luiz Fernando Malheiro; Sparafucile (Rigoletto) at the Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, Brasil, cond. Roberto Mincsuk, dir. Jorge Takla; Sparafucile at Teatro Solis de Montevideo, cond. Martin Jorge, dir. Jorge Takla; Conte Rodolfo (La Sonnambula) at the Budapest Festival, cond. Riccardo Frizza; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, cond. Dima Slobodeniouk; Trinity Moses (K. Weill’s Aufstieg und fall der stadt Mahagonny) at Teatro Reggio di Parma, cond. Christopher Franklin, dir. Henning Brockhaus.
His repertoire of more than 30 roles extends from Seneca in L’Incoronazione di Poppea to the high priest of the hebrews, Zaccaria in Verdi's Nabucco, including Ramfis and King (Aida), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Alvise (La Gioconda), Tom (Un ballo in maschera), Banquo (Macbeth), Ferrando (Il Trovatore), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) and Colline (La bohème), among others.
Recognized as one of America’s leading basses, Luiz-Ottavio Faria has appeared with the world’s major operatic and symphonic organizations and has been acclaimed for his concert performances as well. He has worked with notable and distinguished conductors and stage directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Riccardo Frizza, Jose Maria Florencio, Giancarlo del Monaco, Giuliano Carella, Robert Lyall, Roberto Abbado, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Saverio Marconi, Will Cruchtfield, Enrique Batiz, Franco Ripa di Meana, Silvio Barbato, Bia Lessa, Yoav Talmi and Henning Brockhaus, among others.
Mr. Faria studied at The Juilliard School of Music and he has won several important national and international singing competition and musical Foundation awards.
Recent highlights include La forza del destino and a Lyric Gala in Coruña, The Rake’s Progress at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Rigoletto at Opéra National de Montpellier, I puritani in Coruña and Le Wally at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos.
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LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 03 September 2022 Amigos de la Ópera de A Coruña
LIRIC GALA LXX 10 September 2022 Amigos de la Ópera de A Coruña
I PURITANI 04 September 2021 20:00 Amigos de la Ópera de A Coruña
RIGOLETTO 29 September 2021 Opéra National de Montpellier 01 October 2021 Opéra National de Montpellier 03 October 2021 Opéra National de Montpellier
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS 11 November 2021 Theatro Municipal de São Paulo 12 November 2021 Theatro Municipal de São Paulo 13 November 2021 Theatro Municipal de São Paulo 14 November 2021 Theatro Municipal de São Paulo 18 November 2021 Theatro Municipal de São Paulo 19 November 2021 Theatro Municipal de São Paulo 20 November 2021 Theatro Municipal de São Paulo 21 November 2021 Theatro Municipal de São Paulo
SYMPHONY N. 9 BY BEETHOVEN 12 May 2022 19:30 Orchestra Hall Detroit 13 May 2022 20:00 Orchestra Hall Detroit 14 May 2022 20:00Orchestra Hall Detroit 15 May 2022 15:00 Orchestra Hall Detroit
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