André Baleiro (PT)
André Baleiro André Baleiro is the winner of the Emmerich Smola “SWR Young Opera Stars” 2019
Award, the 17th International R. Schumann Competition, the 9th Rotary Foundation
Singing Competition in Lisbon, as well as the Theodor Heuss - Kulturpreis in
Schwetzingen and the Prize for “Most Promising Talent” at the prestigious DAS LIED
competition in Heidelberg.
His operatic highlights include TARQUINIUS in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at
Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, FIGARO in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and KASPAR
in the new opera Kaspar Hauser (Schubert/Wilgenbus) with the Kammeroper
München, and DON PARMENIONE in Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro in Teatro
Perez Galdos in Las Palmas.
A great versatility and security of style enables Baleiro to sing a wide range of
repertoire from the baroque masterworks to the demanding new works of the present
day. His concert repertoire includes Monteverdi’s VESPRO DELLA BEATA
VERGINE, Bach’s PASSIONS and CANTATAS, Händel’s DIXIT DOMINUS and TE
DEUM, Dvorak’s MASS in D, REQUIEMS of Fauré, Duruflé and Brahms, Ravel’s
DON QUICHOTTE À DULCINÉE, Vaughan Williams’ DONA NOBIS PACEM, Berlioz’
L’ENFANCE DU CHRIST, and A. Schönberg’s GURRE-LIEDER.
Baleiro also enjoys a significant activity as recitalist. Beside his solid partnership with
the pianist David Santos, Baleiro also colaborates with Axel Bauni and Jan Philip
Schulze with whom he has premiered numerous works for voice and piano from
celebrated composers at the Festival Kissinger Sommer.
The Portuguese baritone was born in Lisbon, where he began his piano and vocal
studies at the age of 10 at the Instituto Gregoriano. After completing his degree in
Choral Conducting at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, Baleiro moved to
Berlin to study singing at the University of the Arts under the tuition of Kammersänger
Siegfried Lorenz, with scholarships from the Walter & Charlotte Hamel Foundation in
Hannover and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Moreover, he has
attended masterclasses with acclaimed singers such as Tom Krause, Ian Bostridge,
Lorenzo Regazzo and José van Dam. Currently he proceeds his artistic and
technical development with Prof. Snezena Stamenkovic in Mannheim.