“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)