Paulo Ferreira is an internationally recognized portuguese tenor. Recently he sang amongst other, the roles of Don Alvaro (La forza del destino) at the Basel Theater (CH), Riccardo (Un ballo in Maschera) at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck (AT), Foresto (Attila) at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern (DE), Cavaradossi (Tosca) and Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) at the Hanover State Opera (DE), Enzo (La Gioconda) at the Malmö Opera (SE) and his Italian debut as Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli (IT).
He had also his début at the stage of the Berliner Philharmoniker (DE), singing the „Solo Tenor“ of the G. Verdi’s – Messa da Requiem.
The winner of several first prizes in national and international vocal competitions, Ferreira made his operatic debut as Don José (Carmen) at the “Coliseu” in Porto (Portugal), which was received with great enthusiasm by the public and the press.
His international debut was in July 2011 alongside Anna Netrebko in the Cologne Philharmonic.
As a result, Paulo Ferreira has performed in Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Norway and Sweden with roles such as Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera), Ismaele (Nabucco), Manrico (Il Trovatore), Don Alvaro (Forza del Destino), Foresto (Attila), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut), Calaf (Turandot), Grigory (Boris Godunov), Giasone (Medea), Don José (Carmen), Sänger (Der Rosenkavalier), Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) and Gabriele (Cristina, Regina di Svezia). His role debut as Hagenbach (La Wally) was recorded on DVD for the Capriccio label.
Mr. Ferreira has recorded to the last album from the soprano Elena Mosuc “Verdi Heroines” edited by the label Sony Music (Solo Music).
An extensive concert activity complete his musical commitment, the “Requiem” by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, the „9th Symphony and“ and „Christus am Ölberg, Op.85” by Beethoven; „Petite messe solennelle” by Rossini, „Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, Op.60” by Mendelssohn, as well as the „Requiem” by Mozart and „Messa da Requiem” by Verdi, represent highlights of his concert career.
Ferreira worked with conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Daniel Oren, Claudio Rizzi, Tibor Boganyi, Zoltan Pésko, Marko Letonja, John Fiore, Jean Yves Ossonce, Aldo Brizzi, Reynald Giovaninetti, Marc Tardue, Jacques Mercier, Peter Tiboris, Christoph Altstaedt, Ainars Rubikis, Francesco Angelico, Markus Bieringer, Lukas Beikircher, Jörg-Peter Weigle among many others.
He has also collaborated with stage directors such as Calixto Bieito, Joan Rechi Obiols, KS Heinz Zednik, Thaddeus Strassberger, Staffan Valdemar Holm, Bruno Klimek, David Pountney and Lorenzo Mariani.
Paulo Ferreira was a scholarship holder of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal) and studied piano, cello and singing. After graduating from the Porto Superior School of Music and Performing Arts (Porto, PT) and continued his vocal studies in Rome (IT).