Fernando Guimarães

Born in Oporto, tenor Fernando Guimarães completed his singing degree at his hometown, under the guidance of António Salgado. He went on to win awards in his country’s foremost singing competitions, such as the Concurso Nacional de Canto Luísa Todi (2nd prize) and the Young Musicians Award (both in 2007). As the winner of the L’Orfeo International Singing Competition, he sang the leading role of this Monteverdi Opera in Mantova (on the 400th birthday of its premiere) and Budapest. As an opera soloist, Fernando sang: Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Ferrando in Così Fan Tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Jaquino in Fidelio (Beethoven); Nencio in Haydn’s L’Infedeltà Delusa (in Strasbourg, with Le Parlement de Musique and Martin Gester); Ippolito in La Spinalba (F. A. de Almeida); Testo in Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Gulbenkian Foundation), etc. His concert repertoire includes, among others: Johannespassion, Matthäuspassion, Mass in B minor, Magnificat, Weihnachtsoratorium and several Cantatas (J. S. Bach), Messiah and Ode to St. Cecily’s Day (Händel), Mass in C minor and Requiem (Mozart), Serenade for tenor, horn and strings (Britten). He was part of the cast for the musical Evil Machines (music by Luís Tinoco over a libretto by Terry Jones), with world premiere in January 2008, at Teatro S. Luiz (Lisbon). Fernando Guimarães debuted recently at Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos (as Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte), the Main Auditorium of Gulbenkian Foundation (with Haydn’s Paukenmesse, under the conducting of Erwin Ortner), and Casa da Música (Porto). In 2008, he was part of the european tour of the Académie Baroque Européene d’Ambronay, singing works by Gabrieli and Monteverdi under the conducting of Jean Tubéry. (text by Fernando Guimarães)

Fernando Guimarães sings the aria "Possente Spirto" from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, recorded at Teatro Bibiena, in Mantova (Italy), with Ensemble Concerto, Concerto Palatino, cond. Roberto Gini, dir. Gianfranco De Bosio(with Shen Yang as Caronte):

No comments:

Post a Comment