Luiz-Ottavio Faria, made his operatic debut in the role of Tom, in Un Ballo in Maschera with the legendary tenor Carlo Bergonzi, Fernando Teixeira, and Stefka Evstatieva at the 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 have taken him around the globe, especially in Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.
Mr. Faria recently made a triumphant debut and a critically acclaimed performance in the title role of Banco 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 recent engagements 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 al Teatro Solis de Montevideo, cond. Martin Jorge, dir. Jorge Takla, Conte Rrodolfo (La Sonnambula), 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.
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 ballo in maschera), Banco (Macbeth), Ferrando (Il Trovatore), Sarastro (The Magic Flute), and Colline in La Boheme, among others.
As one of America’s leading basses, Luiz-Ottavio Faria has appeared with the world’s major operatic and symphonic rganizations. Mr. Faria 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, Henning Brockhaus among others.
Mr. Faria studied at The Juilliard School of Music, he has won several important national and international singing competition and musical Foundation awards.
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