* TIROLER LANDESTHEATER, INNSBRUCK – AUSTRIA *


“ … Paulo Ferreira is lavishly using his beautiful, resilient tenor material. At the end, when conductor Alexander Rumpf is allowing pathos after having given a tense and direct interpretation before, Ferreira is completely at terms with himself.” – (in der Opernwelt of Dec.12 by Markus Thiel)

“ … In a Belcanto opera, Belcanto voices are belonging. Paulo Ferreira shines as Hagenbach, his powerful tenor has great charisma and depth.” – (in Frank Herkommer.de by Frank Herkommer, 12.11.2012)

“ … Paulo Ferreira received, in this production, a huge applause in his debut as Giuseppe Hagenbach. His Tenor Spinto’s voice grabbed the audience, as well as their good qualities as an actor, as well as the agreement with the character of Wally. His interpretation of the last act aria “O come furon lunghi i di” was very intense, and the duetto followed with Wally “Vieni vieni una placida vita”, before the tragic end.” – (in MTG Opera by M.T. Giovagnoli, 04.11.2012)

“ … The young Portuguese tenor Paulo Ferreira has impressed as Hagenbach, with his smooth and booming timbre. With an excellent articulation and phrasing, he presented in the foreground the belcanto side of the role. In the Hagenbach’s aria, an excellent tenor was at place.” – (in Das Opernglass by W. Kutzschbach, 04.11.2012)

“ … To find a tenor who is so securely at home in the region of uncomfortably high passages and who, on top of this, is able to differentiate between headily powerful and fondly soft intonation – to find such a tenor is probably the main problem for those opera houses who schedule this work, so this underlines also the artistic cleverness of the new theatre management.” – (in Der Neue Merkel by Udo Klebes – 02.Nov.2012)

“ … The Portuguese tenor Paulo Ferreira made his fulminant debut in Innsbruck. His brilliant and beautifully coloured splendid tenor voice was blooming and presented him as “primo uomo” – (in Krone/Kultur by Von Der Gratl – 01.10.2012)

“ … The young Portuguese tenor Paulo Ferreira fearlessly meets the challenging altitude, flights which Catalani demands of his Hagenbach and masters them brilliantly.” – (in Der Neue Merke by Dietmar Plattner – 01.10.2012)

“ … The guest tenor Paulo Ferreira, had bravely mastered the demanding part of Hagenbach.” – (in Der Opernfreund by Jochen Rüth – 29.09.2012)