Luis Gomes, Tenor. APA Artists' Management Alexandra Mercer - www.apaartistsmanagement.com/luisgomes/




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Luis Gomes

Tenor

www.luisgomestenor.com

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Winner of both the Don Plácido Domingo Ferrer Prize of Zarzuela and the Prize of the Audience at the Operalia Competition 2018, Luis Gomes was born in Portugal and first studied at the Escola de Música do Conservatório and the Escola superior de Música de Lisboa. He then transferred to the UK for further studies graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and going on to the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera Covent Garden. He is a Samling Artist and a Solti Academia Scholar. Opera highlights includeRodolfo La Boheme, Azaël L’enfant prodigue for Scottish Opera, Beppe I Pagliacci, Edmondo and Lamplighter Manon Lescaut, Fenton Falstaff and Chevalier de la Force Les dialogues des Carmélites for ROH Covent Garden, Osburgo La Straniera at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, Nemorino L’Elisir D’Amore for Teatro Verdi Trieste, Tebaldo I Capuleti e I Montecchi for Buxton Festival and Rodolfo La Boheme for the Verbier Festival Academy. He has also appeared at ROH Covent Garden as Gastone La Traviata, Amante Il Tritico, 4th Esquire Parsifal, Pong Turandot, Borsa Rigoletto and Alabazar Il Turco in Italia. Concerts include Wigmore Hall Rosenblatt recitals, the last alongside Ekaterina Siurina, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the De Doelen Rotterdam and in Rome under Antonio Pappano and he was recently featured on the recording entitled Decades with Malcolm Martineau. He recently returned to Lisbon for Rinnuccio Gianni Schicchi at the Centro Cultural de Belém and for his debut in the role of Alfredo La Traviata at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos. He also repeated the role of Alfredo La Traviata for the 2018 Glyndebourne Tour and made his role debut as Faust at Valladolid.

Gomes also has an outstanding voice and the sound partnership between the two leading voices, as well as the on-stage chemistry between the two leads, was simply gorgeous.
Hannah Richardson, Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser, 28th November 2018

Luis Gomes as his half-flaky enemy Tebaldo, whose thrilling top register places him at the epicentre of a volatile situation constantly teetering on the edge of open violence.
George Hall, The Guardian, 13 July 2016

The Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes has the right vibrant, Latin timbre for three limpid romances by Bellini
Richard Wigmore, Gramophone, July 2017

Luis Gomes, whose Gastone was fiery, cheeky and superbly sung. This tenor, also a Jette Parker Young Artist, is really someone to look out for. He made a great impression on me and I can't wait to see him in more substantial roles. What a character he is - absolutely a star in the making.
Melinda Hughes, spearswms.com, 22nd April 2014

Roles include:

LA BOHEME: Rodolfo

THE BARTERED BRIDE: Jenik

I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI: Tebaldo

L’ELISIR D’AMORE: Nemorino

L’ENFANT PRODIGUE: Azaël

LES DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES: Chevalier

EL GATO CON BOTAS: Mollinero

DON GIOVANNI: Don Ottavio

FALSTAFF: Fenton


FAUST: Title role

GIANNI SCHICCHI: Rinuccio

MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Pinkerton

MANON LESCAUT: Edmondo

MANON LESCAUT: Lamplighter

I PAGLIACCI: Beppe

PARSIFAL: 4th Equire

RIGOLETTO: Borsa

LA STRANIERA: Osburgo

LA SCALA DI SETA: Dorvil

IL TABARRO: Amante

LA TRAVIATA: Alfredo


LA TRAVIATA: Gastone

IL TURCO IN ITALIA: Albazar

TURANDOT: Pong

Scottish Opera

Peacock Theatre - British Youth Opera

Buxton Opera Festival

Teatro Verdi Trieste

Scottish Opera

ROH Covent Garden

Linbury Theatre ROH Covent Garden

Teatro Verdi Trieste

ROH Covent Garden
Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine

Auditório Feria de Valladolid

Centro Cultural de Belém Lisbon

Opera Holland Park

ROH Covent Garden

ROH Covent Garden

ROH Covent Garden

ROH Covent Garden

ROH Covent Garden

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Linbury Theatre ROH Covent Garden

ROH Covent Garden

Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Lisbon
Glyndebourne Touring Company

ROH Covent Garden

ROH Covent Garden

ROH Covent Garden

Concerts include:

Bach: JOHANNES-PASSION; Dvořák: STABAT MATER; Gounod: MESSE SOLENNELLE EN L'HONNEUR DE SAINTE-CÉCILE; Haydn: DIE SCHÖPFUNG; NELSON MASS; Mozart: REQUIEM, GROSSE MESSE IN C-MOLL; Rossini: PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE, STABAT MATER; Schubert: INDENDE VOCI, MASS NO. 6 IN E FLAT MAJOR

Conductors with whom he has collaborated include:

Yves Abel; Christoph Altstaedt; Giancarlo Andretta; Paul Brough; Justin Doyle; Gianluigi Gelmetti; Antoine Glatard; Alexander Joel; Nicola Luisotti; Wiecher Mandemaker; John Naylor; Daniel Oren; Antonio Pappano; Itzhak Perlman; Evelino Pidò; Antonio Pirolli; Francesco Quattrocchi; Simon Rattle; Michael Schønwandt; Ryuichiro Sonoda; Jordan de Souza; Stuart Stratford; Omer Meir Wellber.

Directors with whom he has collaborated include:

Allex Aguilera; Mariano Bauduin; Tom Cairns; Tim Carroll; Robert Carsen; Patrice Caurier; Renaud Doucet; Richard Eyre; Richard Jones; Moshe Leiser; David McVicar; Damiano Michieletto; Pedro Ribeiro; Fabio Sparvoli

Recordings:

Decades: A Century of Song Vol.2 1820 – 1830 (Vivat)
The Discovery Recitals: Jette Parker Young Artists Rarely performed songs (Opus Arte)

Future Plans:

Nemorino L’ELISIR D’AMORE: Den Norske Opera; Edoardo IL GIORNO DI REGNO: Chelsea Opera Group, Rodolfo LA BOHEME: Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos; Nadir LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES: Oviedo Opera; Fenton FALSTAFF: Grange Park Opera; Cassio OTELLO: Grange Park Opera.


Reviews:

Alfredo - La Traviata - Glyndebourne Tour Autumn 2018

Luis Gomes making his Glyndebourne debut was a fine Alfredo, equally effective in lyrical or passionate voice.
…the closing scene, always deeply moving, was quite unforgettable, drawing the loudest applause I have heard in the Norwich Theatre Royal for many a year.

Frank Cliff - Norwich Evening News 14th November 2018

Tenor Luis Gomes is excellent as Alfredo, capturing in expression and voice both the all-consuming passion and the piqued jealously of young love.
Alan Smith - KM KentOnline – 7th November 2018

She and Luis Gomes as Alfredo stroke the perfect harmonies in their first duet so that we feel and engage with every note. Later she brings all the passion and warmth the role needs and I loved the symbolism of everyone leaving silently from the stage a few bars before the end so that Violetta dies alone – as we all must. Luis Gomes matches her well and is convincing in his love and there’s a stonkingly good performance from Noel Bouley as Alfredo’s interfering, later remorseful father. The work in Act 2 Scene 1 when he confronts Violetta is as chillingly touching as I’ve ever seen it.
Susan Elkin Reviews – 7th November 2018

Neglecting contextual concerns such as class and status, Cairns focuses on the theme of thwarted love, and there was a fittingly strong rapport between Galoyan and Luis Gomes’ Alfredo. Gomes acted persuasively, communicating through his engagingly warm tenor all of Alfredo’s love and anger - he hurled his remonstrations vehemently at Claire Barnett-Jones’s patient Annina, when the latter revealed that her mistress had sold off the coaches and horses - as well as his bitterness and despair.
Clare Seymour - OperaToday – 10th November 2018

Alongside her as Alfredo is Luis Gomes who has a powerful and emotive voice, winning over the audience as his character struggles to cope with the ensuing melodrama. Supporting them is a cast of dozens who bring the hedonistic lifestyle of the Paris party scene to life.
Chris Gregg - Marshall.com – 28th November 2018

In a change of cast last night, she was partnered not by the Italian tenor Fabrizio Paesano as billed, but by the young Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes. I've been unable as yet to establish why the substitution was made - but the upshot was an absolute delight. Gomes also has an outstanding voice and the sound partnership between the two leading voices, as well as the on-stage chemistry between the two leads, was simply gorgeous.
Hannah Richardson – Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser – 28th November 2018

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Beppe - I Pagliacci-ROH Covent Garden

Luis Gomes made a lyrical Beppe, singing his serenade with finesse, yet an onlooker to the terrible proceedings which unfolded.
Robert Huggill, Planet Huggill, 11 Dec 2017

Carmen Giannattasio is a fresh-sounding Nedda, Luis Gomes makes a lovely job of Beppe’s aria and, best of all, there’s a welcome return for Simon Keenlyside as a scheming Tonio who demands every bit of our attention.
Erica Jeal, The Guardian, 4 Dec 2017

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CD Decades

The Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes has the right vibrant, Latin timbre for three limpid romances by Bellini.
Richard Wigmore, Gramophone, July 2017

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Rodolfo - La Boheme - Scottish

Vocally, Luis Gomes has a lightness of touch as Rodolfo. His love for Mimi is never in doubt in a remarkably tender Act I duet. Yet his doubts in Act II, his fear of her impending death masked as jealousy, are as complex and interesting a take on the role as you could want.
Tom Dibdin, The stage, 15 May 2017

Luis Gomes’ lighter tenor as Rodolfo worked well, as romantic as you could wish as he and Mimì search for her key in Act 1, but even in Café Momus the relationship did not look secure, an interesting slant explaining the drift of the lovers later on.
David Smythe, Bachtrack, 22 May 2017

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Edmondo - Manon Lescaut - ROH

Thus, a light-hearted evening gathering in the village - denim-clad teenagers whizz around atop wheelie bins and adolescents bounce about exuberantly led by Luis Gomes’ ebullient, open-hearted and warm-voiced Edmondo.
Claire Seymour, Opera Today, 24 November 2016

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Tebaldo - Capuleti e I Montecchi - Buxton

Sarah-Jane Brandon’s Giulietta was the pick of the cast, singing Oh quante volte with a refined Sutherlandesque cantilena (and, less happily, Sutherlandesque diction), while Luis Gomes brought a verismo-like virility to Tebaldo, love rival to Romeo.
Hugh Canning, Sunday Times, 17 July 2016

Although Best and Tovey lack spin, the singing of Brandon, Marshall and Gomes is idiomatic, intelligent and expressive.
Anna Picard, The Times, 12 July 2016

She’s nobly partnered by Stephanie Marshall’s resolute Romeo, himself challenged by Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes as his half-flaky enemy Tebaldo, whose thrilling top register places him at the epicentre of a volatile situation constantly teetering on the edge of open violence.
George Hall, The Guardian, 13 July 2016

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Osburgo - La Straniera - Concergebouw

It is a pity that Osburgo, Arturo’s confidant, sings mostly with the chorus. In his few solo lines, Luis Gomes displayed a pliant, brightly coloured tenor. Hopefully, Amsterdam will get to hear him in a bigger role.
Jenny Camilleri, Opera Today, 17 May 2016

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Gastone - Traviata - ROH

The other exciting debut was the Gaston of Luis Gomes. Far too often this potentially tiresome character cannot be wished away too soon but in the talented Gomes’ hands I actually wished he had more to sing. Already a potential Alfredo or even Rodolfo, Gomes is clearly destined for a glittering future. I can’t wait to hear him in bigger roles.Sebastien Petit in OperaBritannia

Luis Gomes, whose Gastone was fiery, cheeky and superbly sung. This tenor, also a Jette Parker Young Artist, is really someone to look out for. He made a great impression on me and I can't wait to see him in more substantial roles. What a character he is - absolutely a star in the making.
Melinda Hughes in spearswms.com


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