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João Terleira

Photo: Susanne Reichardt

João Terleira from Portugal studied at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo Porto. He was also a member of the International Opera Academy Gent under the direction of Guy Joosten.

In 2018/19 he made his debut at the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro as Cavaliere Belfiore in »Il viaggio a Reims« and appeared as Tamino (»Die Zauberflöte«) at Staatstheater Darmstadt and as Lindoro (Gioacchino Rossini's »L'Italiana in Algeri«) at Alden-Biesen Zomeropera. A highlight of the season was his participation in the world premiere of the Portuguese opera »Ninguém & Todo-o-Mundo« by composer Daniel Moreira.

João Terleira is a welcome guest on various stages and festivals in Portugal and abroad. He has sung at the Opera Vlaanderen (Antwerp/Gent), Theater Kiel, the Eutin Festival and the Zomeropera Alden-Biesen. He has also sang on the most important stages of his native Portugal (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Teatro Trindade, Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, Casa da Música in Porto and others). In addition to a busy concert schedule - centred on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - he has also attracted attention with numerous recitals of works by Franz Schubert, Benjamin Britten and Hugo Wolf.

The central Mozart roles in his repertoire (Don Ottavio in »Don Giovanni«, Ferrando in »Così fan tutte«, Pedrillo in »Die Entführung aus dem Serail«, Tamino in »Die Zauberflöte«) as well as tenor roles of the Bel Canto (Beppe in Gaetano Donizetti's »Rita« as well as Ernesto in »Don Pasquale« or various Rossini roles) form a focus of his operatic repertoire.

Since the 2019/20 season, he has been an ensemble member at Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, where he has wowed audiences with roles such as Camille de Rossillon (»Die Lustige Witwe«), the Steward in Hans Gál's »Die heilige Ente« and Joaquino (»Fidelio«). In the 2021/22 season, in addition to his highly acclaimed debut as the painter in Alban Berg's »Lulu«, he celebrated great success in Heidelberg in the world premiere of the music theatre »Gerade sein und Mensch werden: Sophie Scholl« and in the baroque music theatre »Was frag ich nach der Welt!« at the Rokokotheater Schwetzingen.

Current Season
3rd Bachchor Concert
Lenski, ein Dichter
Eugen Onegin
Triquet, ein Franzose
Eugen Onegin
Festive Opera Gala
Graf Almaviva
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Don Ramiro
La Cenerentola
Melodies à la Carte
The Sacred Duck