André Baleiro baritone
The Portuguese baritone André Baleiro began his musical training at the age of 10, at the Gregorian Institute in Lisbon, where he devoted himself intensively to choral music. There he began his vocal training with Elsa Cortez, in 2004. He studied choral conducting and music education at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. André Baleiro studied singing with Siegfried Lorenz, Axel Bauni and Eric Schneider, at the Berlin University of the Arts. Between 2012 and 2015, he was a scholarship holder of the Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon. In 2013, he also received a scholarship from the Walter & Charlotte Hammel Foundation Hanover.
In 2014, he sang a title role at the Munich Chamber Opera, where he also performed Figaro in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, in 2016. His operatic roles include Don Parmenione in Rossini's L’occasione fa il ladro, Conte Belfiore in Sarti's Fra due litiganti il terzo gode, the Capitaine in Martinů's Les trois Souhaits, the Caporale in Rota's Il cappello di paglia di Firenze and Pantalone in Busoni's Turandot. Baleiro has already sung in concerts in France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and Japan, also at the Lisbon Opera House Summer Festival and at the La Folle Journée Festival in Nantes. He also regularly devotes himself to song singing with a romantic and contemporary repertoire. Baleiro attributes his inclination to the German art song to his first singing teacher, who developed a close connection to the German art song as a result of studying at the German school in Portugal.
In the 2021-2022 season, he sang the title role in Philip Glass' Orphée, at the Centro Cultural de Belém, and will sing the role of Valentin in Gounod's Faust and the baritone solos in Fauré's Requiem and Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, at the Teatro São Carlos de Lisboa.
Among his next engagements, André Baleiro will sing Ford in Verdi's Falstaff, Pélléas in Debussy's Pélléas et Mélisande and Ned Keen in Britten's Peter Grimes, at the Theater Trier.