Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes studied at the National Opera Studio and Guildhall School of Music & Drama and was a member of the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House. He now studies with Rudolph Piernay. Luis is a Samling Scholar since and was also selected to participate in the Georg Solti Accademia di Belcanto, where he attended master classes with Richard Bonynge, Dennis O’Neill and Angela Gheorghiu.
Recent concert highlights include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in Rome with Antonio Pappano, his debut at the Barbican Hall in a BBC concert conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth, the première of My Fatal Plurality at the Wigmore Hall, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Barbican Theatre with Stephen Barlow and his debut with the Gulbenkian Foundation under Michel Corboz. In August 2009 Luis sang to more than 30,000 people at the Festival de Música do Avante, with the Ginásio Opera Orchestra conducted by Kodo Yamagishi. Operatic experience includes Tottono I Gioielli della Madonna and Pinkerton (cover) Madama Butterfly (Opera Holland Park), Beppe Rita, Fenton Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and George Our Town (Silk theatre (GSMD)), Snout A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Barbican Theatre) and Jenik The Bartered Bride (British Youth Opera at the Peacock Sadler’s Wells Theatre), for which he was awarded the Basil A Turner Prize. For the Royal Opera House, roles include Pong Turandot, Gastone La traviata, Lamplighter Manon Lescaut, Chevalier de la Force Les dialogues des Carmelites and Fenton Falstaff.
This season he will appear with the Teatro Verdi Trieste as Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, Fenton and Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, and he returns to the Royal Opera House for La traviata and Il tabarro.