“The portuguese Tenor Paulo Ferreira is the understudy Calaf, but after yesterday evening I must ask myself why. Particularly in the first act, he effortlessly tosses off the many high notes, with beautifully nuanced singing, and in the middle range his warm timbre is reminiscent of Placido Domingo. Needless to say, his superb Nessun Dorma was greeted with the only applause of the evening.” – (by Jochen Rüth in “Der Opernfreund”, 27.12.2015)

“…a Calaf as sensitive and vocally fine-working as Paulo Ferreira … The Portuguese is one of those performers who, also because of the vocal potential, approach the heroic role of the fugitive Prince supremely detailed and, wherever possible, with lyrical fine tuning and different shades, the more escalating effectively at the great eruptions. … mastered everything in the top register with clarity and aplomb …”- (by Udo Klebes in “Der Neue Merker”, 06.01.2016) 


” … The Theather from Oldenburg convinced us with an outstanding musical performance… Paulo Ferreira, also a guest, remained excellently alongside his partner with a strong stage personality. His tenor voice owns a lot of brilliance and power for the expressive moments, but it also has the lightness for the opening aria “Tra voi, belle”… a first class opera night…” – (in Der Opernglass – November 2015 by M. Wilks.)

” … As guest at the Oldenburgishe State Theatre was N. Stefanoff, very well casted for this Manon… Standing at her side was Des Grieux, Paulo Ferreira also as a guest, with his radiant tenor voice … ” – (by Annkatrin Babbe – in Nwd Zeitung, 28.09.2015)

“… What we can say for sure is, that especially the singing made this evening remarkable. The two main parts have been cast excellently with Nadja Stefanoff (…) and Portuguese tenor Paulo Ferreira as Des Grieux – also as actors playing their roles. (…) Ferreira is on par with her and leads his Italian tenor steadily through all registers.” – (by Stephan Walzl – in Kreizeitung.de, 28.09.2015)

“… At her side was Portuguese tenor Paulo Ferreira who convinced already with his rapturous “Donna non vidi mai” with a radiant high register and a beautiful timbre. The passionate impetus which he put into his voice, showed great caliber. The duo between Stefanoff and Ferreira was sung with full voice and fervid passion.” –  (by Wolfgang Denker – in Weser Kurrier, 28.09.2015)


“… Since his Hagenbach in „La Wally“ three years ago, Paulo Ferreira has developed gorgeously, and incarnated convincingly Maurice of Saxonia, the soldier as well as the Count. While he is in notably slimmer shape, yet his tenor is now also flowing in the high register without any perceivable effort, and with a mediterranean timbre he makes all wishes come true in the Italian fach.” – in Opernglas, May.2015

“… The man stuck between to strong female rivals, Maurice of Saxony, is played by the markedly elegant Paulo Ferreira with a bright, hard-hitting, golden tenor voice. The ease with which he now moves on stage is remarkable.” – by Dietmar Plattner in Der Neue Merker, 09.02.2015

“… Standing apart (in the true sense of the word) is Paulo Ferreira. He is an old friend at Innsbruck – where his roles have included Hagenbach in Le Wally and the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier – and he cuts a fine figure in his sharp suit and natty tie. He has a good, strong top, such as the role requires (as well as Caruso, Franco Corelli and Placido Domingo also sang Maurice) and sings powerfully and securely, with compelling tenorial polish…and achieves a touching piano in the final act.” – by Jochen Rüth in Der Opernfreund, 09.02.2015

“… Paulo Ferreira is a wonderful, languid Maurizio of very Italian range, with a fine, easy tenor.” – by Franz Gratl in Krone – Kultur, 09.02.2015

“… Within the category of Spinto Tenor is her lover Maurizio, where we have Paulo Ferreira. In him we find in each situation a righteous temperament, where he sings his best sounds.” – by Ursula Stroal in TTzeitung, 09.02.2015


…”Paulo Ferreira (tenor), climb with his radiant and Victorious voice to the high tones in Offenbach’s aria … shined the two stars of the Tiroler Landesthetaer…” –  by Thomas Nussbaumer in KRONE Zeitung – Kultur , 02.01.2015


“…In particular and amongst the numerous roles, Paulo Ferreira with his ravishing, melting tenor voice, stands out.” … (by Franz Gratl, in Krone, Kultur – 11.11.2014)

“… Paulo Ferreira, as The Italian Singer, displays wonderful timbre.” …(by Helmut Christian Mayer in Kurrier, Kultur – 10.11.2014)

“… Paulo Ferreira successfully brings to life Strauss’ caricature of an Italian Singer”… (by Ursula Strohal in Tiroler Tageszeitung, Kultur – 10.11.2014)

“… Paulo Ferreira as “Singer” stood out from the altogether solid ensemble.” – (by Wiebke Kuester in ConcertoNet.com – 10.11.2014)

“…  Heard last season as Alvaro in “La forza del destino”, Paulo Ferreira made a powerful-voiced Italian Singer.” – (in Das Opernglas – 09.01.2015)


…”The big surprise of the evening was the tenor Paulo Ferreira, associated with the Opera of Innsbruck (DVD from La Wally, from Catalani, has just been released by Capriccio). Fulfilled in Caravadossi (…) it would be in the second act of ”Turandot ” that he was up to the challenge with Matos. The voice is beautiful, penetrating (Squillo) with a sparkling high register. We finally have a respected dramatic lyric-tenor (…), able to tackle the most demanding roles.” …by Jorge Calado – Revista Atual (Newspaper “Expresso”) 26th July, 2014

…”This was an amazing evening! Elisabete Matos and Paulo Ferreira: What a joy to hear singers who really sing the parts in Tosca and Turandot. Spinto voices who can sing a floating supported pianissimo too, and make passionate music. That is when Opera is overwhelming, sexy and blows you away! Bravi tutti!”… by G. den Boeder – Repetitor Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Operacoach (in facebook 21st July, 2014)


“The “Des Grieux” is a very difficult role. Paulo Ferreira is a very sensitive and delicate artist, who, being musically absolutely correct, get “wings” through a conscious scenic work. He is very sincere and authentic, that makes us believe him until the last moment.” by A. Szemerédy & M. Parditkain in www.magdolnaparditka.com, 17/05/2014

“As “Des Grieux” Paulo Ferreira was loved through his vocal presence, enthusiasm and his high splendor“ by Gabor Halasz in “Die Rheinpfalz”, 19/05/2014

“With an impressive performance of all cast, and especially of the guest tenor Paulo Ferreira, the Pfalzthetater presents an exciting psychological portrait of a torn woman.” by Petra Rödler in Wochenblatt, 21/05/2014

”Chevalier Des Grieux was Paulo Ferreira. There are only a few tenors who couple considerable vocal qualities and singing culture… when he opens his mouth to sing he pours out beautiful and perfectly phrased cantilenas, highlighted by luminous high notes. As an actor he plays intensely…” in Der Neue Merker, 06/2014

“The passionate phases belonged to the character of Des Grieux whom Paulo Ferreira’s tenor made the focus of the opera with elegante Puccini belcanto melodious.” by ML in Mannheimer Morgen, Montag, 07.07.2014


 … ” Paulo Ferreira sang brilliantly and freely as Alvaro and was the only one who mastered the Verdi style.” … – (by U. Strohal in Tiroler Tageszeitung)

… ” Paulo Ferreira, as Alvaro was the ideal cast in scene. A most beautiful Verdi tenor, that the audience celebrated frenetically.” … – (by S. Krabichler in StattBlatt Innsbruck)

… ” From the cast of singers Paulo Ferreira stands out as Alvaro, a virile, powerful voice and still a highly sensitive acting and exceptional singer, an event.” … – (by F. Gratl in Kronen Zeitung)

…” Singers who know how to translate Verdi’s singing style without problems have become rare in our days, even at big houses. Rather than anybody else Paulo Ferreira (Alvaro), singing brilliantly, succeeds in coping with the enormous demands of this role  – rarely ever have such magnificent, effortless, hooking tenor fanfares been heard at TLT as offered by this singer.” … – (by Dietmar Plattner in DER NEUE MERKER)


” … Manrico who sings heart-rending love songs and who is filled with an imperturbable love for his mother, he can also be different: passionate, relentless, tough! Inspired several times by scene applause, this Manrico is unfolding an amazing effortlessness and implicitness in his recital, and at the same time shows an exciting stage presence!” – (by Peter Belart in G. Anzelger, 15.08.2013)


Floating on beautiful sounds!

…”The Portuguese tenor Paulo Ferreira is on stage – a true master of the Italian repertory. With the exactly right portion of dolor he is mourning for his murdered family in „O figli, o figli miei“ and then taking farewell from life as Cavaradoss in „E lucevan le stelle“. With his tenor which is so strong as well as so agile and soft and creamy he makes oscillate swing every chord of sorrow in the wide field of emotions. There couldn’t be any more impressive way to celebrate this double anniversary.” … – (in Feulleton – Der Frankenpost – Hof, Germany – 28.06.2013)