By Francisco Salazar
GoDirect Artist Management has announced that bass Luiz-Ottavio Faria has joined its roster.
Faria studied at the Juilliard School of Music and has gone on to perform at the Teatro Real, Royal Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Teatro alla Scala, and Teatro Massimo di Palermo.
He made his operatic debut with the legendary tenor Carlo Bergonzi at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and the Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo. He has won several important national and international singing competitions and musical Foundation awards, such as the 23rd national Carmen Gomes Competition (1988), prize Bass Guilherme Damiano, The Juilliard School Scholarship (1989), William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Die Meistersinger, (Aims), Austria (1994), Opera Index, YWCA Vocal Competition and The Great Buffalo Opera Competition (1995), The New Jersey State Opera Vocal Singing Competition, Lola Hayes Vocal Competition (1996). He is also the recipient of the (1997) William Matthews Sullivan Foundation.
Faria is set to perform this season in La Coruna in a concert performance of “La Forza del Destino” as well as at a gala.