Felipe Oliveira

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The Brazilian baritone has won prizes in all the major Brazilian voice competitions including the Revelation prize at IV Bidu Sayão International Singing Competition, the biggest in Latin America. He studied in the voice undergraduate program at Julio de Mesquita Filho State University - UNESP in São Paulo and also had private singing lessons with Prof. Isabel Maresca. The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama awarded him with a full scholarship for 2006/2007 academic year, where he currently studies with Alan Watt. He is one of Dewar Arts Awards winners of 2007 and the winner of the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music International Scholarship. His opera experience includes Papageno in Die Zauberfl öte by Mozart, Morales in Carmen by Bizet, Brander in La Damnacion de Faust by Berlioz, Betto in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini and was the bass soloist of Handel’s Messiah produced by RSAMD and performed in Scotland and Germany last February. He took the title role in Don Giovanni at the RSAMD in June 2007. Other engagements include the opera King Arthur by Purcell in Brazil and Rossini’s Petit Messe Solennelle plus Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Scotland. He will play Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte at the RSAMD in March.