Paulo Ferreira is an internationally acclaimed Portuguese tenor.
He received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and studied piano, cello and voice.
After graduating from the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts in Porto, Portugal, he continued his vocal training in Rome, Italy. As winner of several first prizes in national and international voice competitions, Mr. Ferreira made his operatic debut as Don José (Carmen) in Coliseu do Porto, Portugal, which was received with great enthusiasm by both audience and press.
His international debut was in Germany (July 2011), singing alongside Anna Netrebko at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall.
Mr. Ferreira has performed in Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary and Sweden, the roles of Ismaele (Nabucco), Manrico (Il Trovatore), Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino), Foresto (Attila), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut), Calaf (Turandot), Grigorij (Boris Godunov), Giasone (Medea), D. José (Carmen), Ein Sänger (Rosenkavalier), Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur), Gabriele (Cristina, Regina di Svezia), Hagenbach (La Wally) which was recorded on DVD for the Capriccio label. His Oratorio and Concert repertoire includes Mozart and Verdi‘s Requiem as well L. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Recently he made his Italian Debut, with the role of Maurizio in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, conducted by Maestro Daniel Oren (October, 2016).
Mr. Ferreira roles last season included Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino) at the Theater Basel, Switzerland; Riccardo (Un ballo in Maschera) at the Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck, Austria; Foresto (Attila) at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, Germany, Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the Staatsoper Hannover, Germany and Enzo (La Gioconda) at the Malmö Opera, Sweden.
Future engagements include Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut, Puccini) at the Staatsoper Hannover, Germany; Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino, Verdi) at the Theater Augsburg, Germany; Messa da Requiem (Verdi) in Augsburg Phillarmonie, Germany and at the big Concert Hall of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal; and Requiem (A. Ll. Weber) in Madrid, Spain with RTVE Orchestra and Choir as part of a live broadcast.