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Bruno de Sá


... a powerful voice of honeyed tone ... a real discovery.“ []

Brilliant young male soprano Bruno de Sá already has a string of glowing reviews to his name, his extraordinary voice and rare musicianship astonishing professionals, critics and public alike.

2015 saw his major role début, as Sesto in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito at the Teatro São Pedro in São Paolo: “… a triumph … an international career awaits …” []. During the 2016/17 season he returned to the Teatro São Pedro as Gherardino (Gianni Schicchi), Harry (Albert Herring), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and First Lady (Die Zauberflöte). At the 20th Festival Amazonas de Ópera he was the Shepherd in Tannhäuser, and soloist in Triunfo da Voz, a concert celebrating the great castrato Farinelli: “Bruno de Sá drove the audience wild …” [L’Opera].

In 2019 Bruno de Sá made his European debuts impressing the greater number with his interpretation of Aci in Bononcini’s Polifemo under the musical direction of Dorothee Oberlinger (Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci and Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth). During the season of 2019/20, Bruno de Sá joined the young artist programme at Theater Basel where he sung Die Kleine Meerjungfrau in Jherek Bischoff’s Andersens Erzählungen conducted by Thomas Wise (world première), and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Christian Curnyn. He sung Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare directed by Peter Konwitschny (Oper Halle), as well as Isacio in Hasse’s Irene with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (Musiikkitalo Helsinki and Theater an der Wien).

With the beginning of the 2020/21 season, he returned to Bayreuth to sing Berardo in Porpora’s Carlo il Calvo staged by Max Emanuel Cenčic (Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival). Later, he took on the role of Abel in Scarlatti’s Il Primo Omicidio conducted by Philippe Jaroussky (Opéra de Montpellier and Whitsun Festival in Salzbourg), as well as Volusio in Hasse’s Cajo Fabricio with {oh!} Orkiestra (Gliwice and Vienna). At the end of the season, he sang Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina staged by Staffan Waldemar Holm and conducted by Francesco Corti (Drottningholm).

Recent engagements include Bruno’s role debut singing Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice conducted by Michael Hoffstetter (Gluck-Festspiele), the Baroque pasticcio Sehnsucht staged by Andreas Rosar and conducted by Philip Armbruster (Oper Dortmund), Aminta in Handel’s Aminta e Fillide conducted by George Petrou (Handel-Festspiele Göttingen), the Pasticcio Siface along with Capella Cracoviensis led by Jan Tomasz Adamus (Opera Rara Festival Krakow), and Pergolesi’s Stabat mater conducted by Reinhard Goebel (Verbier Festival). Bruno was also on tour with Baroque influencers, a programme led by Dorothee Oberlinger and her Ensemble 1700, as well as Roma 1700, another concert programme with Les Accents under Thibault Noally.

Bruno will open the 2022/23 Season once again at Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival singing the role of Cleofide in Leonardo Vinci’s Alessandro nell’Indie staged by Max Emanuel Cenčic and conducted by Martyna Pastuszka. During the Festival he will also present his solo programme Roma Travestita along with il pomo d’oro, a programme which will be later presented in different venues including the Festival d’Ambronay, the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles and the Salle Corneille in Rouen. Bruno will also sing Stephano in a new production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette staged by Eric Ruf and conducted by Pierre Dumoussaud, before making his debut at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik singing the role of Aminta in a new production of Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade conducted by Alessandro de Marcchi.

Bruno de Sá distinguished himself receiving the OPER! Award 2020 in the category “Best Newcomer of the Year”. As an Erato / Warner Classics exclusive artist, his first solo album Roma Travestita was released in September 2022, receiving praise from press and public alike across the globe.

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