G. Verdi – La Forza del Destino

Cast & Creative

Leonora Mary Elizabeth Williams (ex. 21 April) Claire Rutter (21 April)
Don Alvaro Gwyn Hughes Jones / Paulo Ferreira (as Cover)
Preziosilla/Curra Justina Gringyte
Don Carlo Di Vargas Luis Cansino
Il Marchese di Calatrava / Padre Guardiano Miklós Sebestyén
Fra Melitone Donald Maxwell
Mastro Trabuco Alun Rhys-Jenkins 
Alcade Wyn Pencarreg

Conductor Carlo Rizzi (ex. Plymouth 27 March)
Assistant Conductor Kerem Hasan (Plymouth 27 March )

Director David Pountney
Set Designer Raimund Bauer
Costume Designer Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Lighting Designer Fabrice Kebour
Choreographer Michael Spenceley 

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Andrew Ll. Webber – Requiem

Paulo Ferreira – Tenor
Lauren Michelle – Soprano
Kevin Johansson – Boy Soprano
Ari Rasilainen – Conductor

Choir & Orchestra RTVE

TEATRO AUDITORIO SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL
Parque Felipe II, Calle del Rey
28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain

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ITALIAN OPERA GALA 

Kulturfabrikken, Sortland – 10.03.2018
Strandgata 1, 8400 Sortland
Norway

Andenes – 11.03.2018
Norway

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* STAATSOPER  HANNOVER – GERMANY *


… “The Portuguese tenor, Paulo Ferreira, does not depict “Des Grieux” as a tenor who only throws himself powerfully into the high notes. Rather, he finds the delicate tones of the role, sending a lot of feeling over the orchestra pit, and builds it so that the second half of the evening he is in top form.” … by J. Rüth in “Der Opernfreund”, 11/11/2017

* MALMÖ OPERA – SWEDEN *


…”In the first place is Paulo Ferreira as Enzo. His exceptional singing technique and his metallic timbre, with his “sobbing” that make remember Caruso, perfectly match of what we can be expected from an Italian opera tenor, with specialization in the late-romantic repertoire. On top of this, there is an apparently indestructible self-confidence.” …von Dr. Martin Knust in Operapoint.com

…” The tenor Paulo Ferreira fires off the most penetrating high notes, creating with his passion a splendid atmosphere”… in South Swedish paper (Sydsvenskan)

…”At the opening night Enzo was sung by Paulo Ferreira with great balanced voice, glowing and full of feeling.”… in Swedish Day paper (Svenska Dagbladet (SvD)

…”Enzo was sung by the Portuguese tenor Paulo Ferreira. He has everything that a tenor part needs, as “Italianitta” (tears in the voice) … You can’t be more than impressed.”… in Expressen

…”Paulo Ferreira created an Enzo with his powerful Tenor voice with real italian sound and acting worth to remember.”… in Skanska Dagblatet by Lars-E. Larsson

* TIROLER LANDESTHEATER – INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA *


…”Paulo Ferreira (…) did resound at the Landestheater with a glorious tenor sound.” …  – ( in Merkur by M.Thiel – 13.02.2017)

…”Paulo Ferreira is a powerful Riccardo with a secure height.”… – (by Franz Gratl in Krone – Kultur, 13.02.2017)

…”Paulo Ferreira, strong with frasing and italian tone in the voice.”… – (by Ursula Strohal – Tiroler Tageszeitung, 13.02.2017)

…”The Portuguese tenor Paulo Ferreira presents with a generous and careful singing … that led him to show a huge strength with his personage, even before the bravura passages.”… – by V. Mascherpa – Opern Click, 13.02.2017

…”The tenor Paulo Ferreira have heroically coped physically and vocally the highly demanding role of Riccardo. His coloured rich voice is soft and nevertheless he never miss the focus that allows him to reach easily high notes.”… – (in Opera Plus by D. Doniga, 27.02.2017)

* OLDENBURGISCHES STAATSTHEATER, OLDENBURG – GERMANY  *


…”The Gala, with the State Opera’s orchestra and soloists, under the baton of Hendrik Vestmann, were the first highlight of the evening and spread great excitement amongst audience members. Out of the many excellent performances Paulo Ferreira’s interpretation of “Nessun Dorma” stood out. How often does one hear this famous aria taken from Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot sung so intensively and so radiantly? It was worth coming to the Operaball even just to hear this one hour concert.”…in nwzonline by Christoph Kiefer, 16.01.2017

* STAATSOPER HANNOVER – GERMANY *


…”Making his debut at the Hannover Staatsoper is the Portuguese tenor Paulo Ferreira, an ideal Cavaradossi with his compelling and powerful tenor, full of tenderness. From his impressive opening “La vita mi costasse” through to a thrilling “Vittoria, Vittoria” call and ending with a simply perfect interpretation of the aria “E lucevan le stelle”, he left nothing to be desired.”… – (in Der Opernfreund by Jochen Rüth, 03.10.2016)

* PFALZTHEATER KAISERSLAUTERN – GERMANY *


…”Paulo Ferreira as Foresto presented his imposing voice with its thrillingly powerful upper register. His distinctive tenor triumphed in the role with its impressive high notes, its gentle legato, as well as an ability to convey deeply moving drama”… in Der Neuer Merker by Gerhard Hoffmann, 19.09.2016 

… ” Paulo Ferreira warms the Theater im Pfalzbau with his heart-melting Foresto sung with metallic timbre, marvellous brilliance and sheer endless breath.”…in Der Opernfreund by Jochen Rüth, 28.01.2017

* OLDENBURGISCHES STAATSTHEATER, OLDENBURG – GERMANY *


… “Paulo Ferreira possesses a powerful tenor voice with a secure top, however he can also pull back and sang his aria in the first act with incomparable sweetness.”… by Jochen Rüth in Der Opernfreund, 28.05.2016

… “Triumphing in the role of Gabriele de la Gardie is the Portuguese Tenor Paulo Ferreira, with his voice of full lyric sweetness, finely nuanced singing, and an effortless top.” … by Horst Hollmann in Nwzonline.de, 22.05.2016

… “Paulo Ferreira sings the role of Gabriele with tenoral sweetness and passion.” … by Erik Hermann in kreiszeitung.de, 22.05.2016