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Biography

Nuno de Araújo Pereira, was born in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. He started his musical studies in Conservatório Nacional de Música de Coimbra followed by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow (currently Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) with Alan Watt and perfecting his vocal development in masterclasses with well known soloists, including Renato Bruson, Philip Langridge, Dimitri Kavrakos and Tom Krause. He was one of the recipients of the Samling Foundation and winner of mutliple competitions. In 2006, Nuno de A. Pereira started his work with Michael Rhodes, whose students also include Jonas Kaufmann, James Moellenhof amongst others.

Throughout his studies in Scotland, he took on with the Chamber Choir of the RSAMD, the recording of ‘Les Douze Noel' with the stamp of Linn Records, he sung roles as Argante from Handel's Rinaldo, the First Thief in Judith Weir's The Vanishing Bridegroom and Ford in Verdi's Falstaff. He has also performed in productions of The Marriage of Figaro, Madama Butterfly from Mozart and Les Mamelles de Tirésias from Poulenc. Nuno de A. Pereira is recipient of the Scottish Dewar Award and did concerts such as Beethoven's Symphony no.9 and Brahms's A German Requiem in the Usher Hall of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, the Barbican Center in London or the Albert Hall in Stirling, Scotland.

Nuno de A. Pereira premiered at the Staatsteater Darmstadt as Pizarro in Fidelio and as Tartaglia in Busoni's Turandot in Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon. His roles also include Don Estoban in Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg, Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen, Tonio e Silvio in Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci, Germont in Verdi's La Traviata and Remigio in Alfredo Keil's Irene. With Michael Rhodes he developped central roles as Amonasro in Verdi's Aida, Rigoletto in Rigoletto, Posa in Don Carlo, Nabucco in Nabucco and Renato in Un ballo in maschera , as well as Marcello in La Bohème, Scarpia in Tosca, Escamillo in Carmen and Carlo Gérard in Andrea Chénier from Umberto Giordano. In Portugal his premiere was with the role of Tuxaua in Onheama from João Guilherme Ripper on a co-production of the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and the Terras Sem Sombra Foundation.

His concert repertoire includes the requiems from Brahms, Fauré e Verdi, Beethoven's Symphony no.9 , Israel in Egypt from Handel and L'Enfance du Christ from Berlioz, Dvorak's Te Deum and Mozart's Vesperae solennes de Confessore, furthermore he has presented in recitals in different countries such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, Scotland and England.He has participated in ‘Serões Musicais no Palácio da Pena’ in Sintra and, in Centro Cultural de Belém, he sang Liszt The Legend of St.Elizabeth directed by Arturo Tamayo. He has yet sung the baritone solo in 'A Sea Symphony’ from Vaughn Williams with Jenaer Philharmonic directed by Marc Tardue. He premiered Missa Grande from Marcos Portugal in Casa de Música do Porto and Centro Cultural de Belém and participated in concerts with operatic scenes with Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa directed by Rui Pinheiro in Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, in Lisbon.