Bio: Born in Lisbon he is one of the most talented Portuguese tenors of his generation. He had his operatic debut in 2010, in the 17th century Portuguese chamber opera As Taças de Hymineu, recreating the role of Federico in a staged production by the Sintra Opera Studio. He debuted at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Lisbon) in March 2011, in the role of Primeiro Segurança, at the world première of Nuno Corte-Real’s opera Banksters. Almeida participated in São Carlos’ Opera Studio ‘11 and initiated a regular collaboration with this important opera house, performing roles such as Count Lerma (Don Carlo, Verdi), Triquet (Los Gavilanes, Guerrero), Gobin (La rondine, Pucinni), Vivaldi (Sampiero, Migone), Charles Edward/Cosmetic merchant (Candide, Berstein), Zefirino/Gelsomino (Il viaggio a Reims, Rossini), Vendedor (El Gato Montés, Penella), Felice (Poliuto, Donizetti), Flavio (Norma, Bellini). Roles performed in other stages include El Remendado (Carmen, Bizet), Bastien in (Bastien und Bastienne, Mozart, Portuguese version), Gernando (L’isola disabitata, David Perez, debut with the orchestra Divino Sospiro) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni, Mozart, debut in Orvieto, Italy). In musical theatre, Tony (West Side Story, Bernstein). In concert, Almeida has performed the tenor part in masses by Francisco Sá de Noronha; W.A. Mozart’s Requiem and Missa brevis in D major (KV 194); Davide Pérez’s Mattutino de’ morti; Marcos Portugal’s Missa Grande; Beethoven’s Fantasy for Chorus and Orchestra (op. 80), Saule in Bráz Francisco de Lima’s oratorio Il Trionfo di Davidde and Händel’s Messiah. In August 2013, Bruno Almeida debuted in Germany, performing with success at the Verdi 200 Gala and oratorio concerts at the “Festival junger Künstler”, in Bayreuth. In February 2014 he debuted at the “Dias da Música” Festival, in a secular cantata by João Domingos Bomtempo (c. 1814). In that year he also debuted at the “Brighton Early Music Festival” with ensemble L’avventura London, conducted by Žak Ozmo. Bruno Almeida studied at the National Conservatory in Lisbon with Filomena Amaro and furthered his musical development with Isabel Biu. He has also participated in numerous professional development courses and masterclasses where he had the opportunity to work with Yvonne Minton, Graham Johnson, Sarah Walker, Loh Siew-Tuan, João Paulo Santos, Nicholas Mcnair, Lucia Lémos, Tom Krause, Susan Waters, Jorge Parodi, Elisabete Matos, Fiorenza Cossotto, Gabriella Ravazzi, Paulo Ferreira, Christian Hilz and Roberta Mameli. He has worked with conductors such as José Miguel Esandi, Miguel Anastácio, Martin Andre, Lawrence Renes, Miquel Ortega, Jorge Matta, Pedro Neves, João Paulo Santos, Giovanni Andreoli, Yi-Chen Lin, Cristóbal Soler, José Ferreira Lobo, Speranza Scappucci, Armando Vidal, Catherine O’Shaughnessy, Massimo Mazzeo and Jean Sébastien Béreau. And also stage directors such as Patrice Chéreau, João Botelho, Ronny Lauwers, André e. Teodósio, Luca Aprea, Paula Sá Nogueira, Dirk Schattner, Emilio Sagi, José Carlos Plaza, Nicola Raab, Giulio Ciabatti, Paulo Campos dos Reis, Ricardo Neves-Neves and Carlos Pimenta. His musical projects also include researching and performing Portuguese music from the early 20th century as a founder and soloist of the musical group Projecto Alba. Bruno Almeida performs regularly in recital and collaborates with the choir of Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and with Coro Gulbenkian.