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José Corvelo

José Corvelo completed his advanced singing studies at Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo, in Porto, Portugal, with José de Oliveira Lopes. He was awarded the prize Eng. António de Almeida by Engineer António de Almeida's Foundation, which distinguishes the best final year students from Oporto's Universities. Master degree at Aveiro University.
He attended master-classes under the guidance of Fernanda Correia, Oliveira Lopes, Rudolf Knoll, Lamara Tchekónia, Liliana Bizineche, Francisco Lázaro, Enza Ferrari, Ambra Vespesiani, Ettore Nova. In the field of opera, he perfected in Portugal, with the baritone Jorge Vaz de Carvalho, and Madrid, with the tenor Daniel Muñoz.
José Corvelo is now one of the most sought-after Portuguese baritones. In 2000 he began a regular collaboration as a soloist with Circulo Portuense de ópera, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Orquestra do Norte and The Portuguese Opera Company. There he made important debuts such as Figaro e Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro) Leporello (Don Giovanni), Uberto (La Serva Padrona), Germont (La Traviata),Escamillo (Carmen) e D.Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Tonio (Pagliacci), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’amore), Smirnov (The Bear) and many others.
His vast concert repertoire includes Hândel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat BWV 243 and St. John Passion Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9, Schubert’s Mass in G, Faurè’s Requiem, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Dvorák’s Te Deum, Orff’s Carmina Burana, among others.
He took part in the world première of Eurico Carrapatoso’s A Floresta (The Forest, 2004, Teatro Sã:o Luis, Lisboa – co-production with Teatro Nacional de São Carlos) and recorded in DVD Carrapatoso’s O Lobo Diogo e o mosquito Valentim (Diogo the Wolf and Valentim the Mosquito, Casa da Música, Porto). Recently he had a participation, as singer/actor, in a film by Michael Sturminger, "The Casanova Variations".
He has worked with distinguished conductors such as Osvaldo Ferreira, Pedro Amaral, Paulo Martins, Ferreira Lobo, Rafael Montes Gómez, Jaroslav Mikus, Filipe Sá, Luís Machado, Vítor Matos, Jan Wierzba, Paulo Silva, José Ricardo Freitas, Felipe Nabuco-Silvestre, Armando Vidal, Silvio Cortez, Tiago Ferreira, Pe.Ferreira dos Santos, Antº Sérgio Ferreira, Manuel Ivo Cruz, Gunther Arglebe, Virgílio Caseiro, Rui Massena, António V. Lourenço, Christopher Bochmann, J. Reynolds, Amâncio Cabral, Leonardo de Barros, Félix Carrasco, Marco Belluzi, Stephen Darlington, António Carrilho, César Viana, José Eduardo Gomes, Cesário Costa, Roberto Pérez, Joã:o Paulo Santos, Emílio de César, Martin Lutz, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Esteve Nabona, Enrico Dovico, Gregor Bühl, Marko Letonja, Zsolt Hamar, Nicola Giusti, Martin André, Nikŝa Bareza, Roberto Manfredini, Lawrence Renes, Giovanni Andreoli, Reynald Giovaninetti, Johannes Willig, Garry Walker e Marc Tardue.
In 2015 he was awarded the Autonomic Insignia of Professional merit by The Autonomic Region of Azores. José Corvelo is also artistic consultant of Círculo Portuense de ópera.