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A superb tenor hire in London and the UK Tenor hire: José is an outstanding up and coming opera singer with a truly iconic tenor sound and profound musicianship,  born in Madeira, Portugal, in 1983.

Before moving to London, José graduated with his degree in Vocal Performance and Teaching at Universidade de Aveiro with António Salgado. He won the first prize at the “3º Prémio José Augusto Alegria” for young singers in 2009. He has recently finished the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course.

tenor hire londonJosé was a student of the 2011 edition of the Solti Te Kanawa Accademia di Bel Canto (STKA), where he studied with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Thomas Allen and prepared the roles of Nemorino, Ramiro and Almaviva with Jonathan Papp (RAM) and Corradina Caporello (Juilliard).

Audio Samples

      Nessun Dorma
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His main operatic roles include Monostatos Die Zauberflöte Mozart, Orfée Orfée aux Enfers Offenbach, Macheath Die Dreigroschenoper Kurt Weill, Gherardo Gianni Schicchi Puccini, Boy 1 Trouble in Tahiti Bernstein, Witch Hansel and Gretel Humperdinck, Leandro La Spinalba Almeida, Kaspar Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti, LAumonier Les Dialogues des Carmelites Poulenc, Beppe Rita Donizetti.

[/one_fourth_last] His main operatic roles include Monostatos Die Zauberflöte Mozart, Orfée Orfée aux Enfers Offenbach, Macheath Die Dreigroschenoper Kurt Weill, Gherardo Gianni Schicchi Puccini, Boy 1 Trouble in Tahiti Bernstein, Witch Hansel and Gretel Humperdinck, Leandro La Spinalba Almeida, Kaspar Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti, LAumonier Les Dialogues des Carmelites Poulenc, Beppe Rita Donizetti.

“Chris and I are sitting here much regretting that we never saw you again to thank you after your “encore” on Sunday. I’m afraid I got caught up with announcing something about cheese but I’m sure you realise how well you were received by our friends and how much everyone there enjoyed your…”
Cynthia Saunders, Ruby Wedding Anniversary Lunch Party, Hampstead

Three Tenors for Hire UKJosé has a wide range of musical virtuosities and interests from his contemporary music premieres including Cecilia Lieder Nuno Jacinto, Natércia Sara Carvalho, Spilt Milk Tim Burke to his work in editing an early 19th century Vespers cycle by Marcos Portugal, studying classical/early romantic ornamentation and the continuo-obbligato evolution process.  He also performs regularly with our stunning Three Tenors act.

Sample of Popular Repertoire

Solo Opera
Nessun Dorma
E lucevan le stelle
Una furtiva lagrima
È la solita storia del pastore
Lunge da lei
La Mia letizia infondere
Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
Ah, leve toi, soleil

Spanish song
Granada
Amapola
El dia que me quieras
Jurame
Aquellos ojos verdes*

Italian song
Musica proibita
Ideale
Non t’amo più
L’ultima canzone
L’alba separa della luce l’ombra
Non ti scordar di me
Volare
Caruso
Con Te partirò
Nella fantasia

Neapolitan song
Core ‘ngrato
Marechiare
Torna a Surriento
Dicitencelo vuie
Surdate nnmanurato
Tu ca nun chiagne

English song
Maria
Tonight
Night and Day
So in Love
Be my love
My heart and I

Many more options available.
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Ensemble Repertoire

Soprano & Tenor Duets
Soave Fanciulla, Boheme, Puccini
Vieni la sera – Bimba degli occhi, Butterfly, Puccini
Libiamo, Traviata, Verdi
Un dì, felice, Traviata, Verdi
Parigi, o cara, Traviata, Verdi
È sol dell’anima – Addio, Addio, Rigoletto, Verdi
Vieni a mirar – Si, dell’ara, Simon Boccanegra, Verdi
Tu, qui? – Parla, in tuo cor, Simon Boccanegra, Verdi
Io vengo a chieder grazia, D. Carlo, Verdi
È dessa – Ma lassù, D. Carlo, Verdi
Chiedi all’aura, Elisir, Donizetti
Caro elisir – Lalarala, Elisir, Donizetti
Tornami a dir che m’ami, D. Pasquale, Donizetti
Sulla tomba – Verranno a te, Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti
È dessa, quale orror, Rita, Donizetti
Cherry duet, L’Amico Fritz, Mascagni
Vieni, vieni, Puritani, Bellini
È dessa, quale orror, Rita, Donizetti
Nuit d’hymenee, Romeo and Juliet, Gounod
Ma mere, je la vois, Carmen, Bizet
You were dead, you know, Candide, Bernstein
O happy we, Candide, Bernstein
Tonight, Westside Story, Bernstein
Lippen schweigen, Merry Widow, Lehar
Wiener Blut, Wiener Blut, Strauss
Love, what has given you, Land of Smiles, Lehar
All I ask of you, Phantom of the Opera, Weber

Mezzo & Tenor Duets
Seguidille, Carmen, Bizet
Un soave, Cenerentola, Rossini
Mon couer, Samson, Saint-Saens
Contro um cor, Barbiere, Rossini

Baritone & Tenor Duets
O, Mimi, Boheme, Puccini
Or mi viene um idea, Rita, Donizetti
La donna-Venti scudi, Elisir, Donizetti
Ardir-Obbligato, Elisir, Donizetti
Dio che nell’alma, Verdi
Au fond du temple, Pecheurs, Bizet
All’idea, Barbiere, Rossini
Pace e gioia, Barbiere, Rossini
Sogno soave-Mi fa il destin, D. Pasquale, Donizetti
Secondate, aurette, Così, Mozart
Solenne in quest’ora, Forza dell destino, Verdi
Propizio ei giunge – Vieni a me, Simon Boccanegra, Verdi
Vragi, Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky
Gendarmes Duet

Other ensembles
Son moncherin, Rita, Donizzetti
Zitti zitti, Barbiere, Rossini
Tous le trois reunis, Fille du Regiment, Donizetti
Bella Figlia, Rigoletto, Verdi
Chi mi frena, Lucia di Lamermoor, Donizetti
Adina, credimi, Elisir, Donizetti
Toasting quartet, Così, Mozart
Champagne Song, Fledermaus, Strauss
Belle Nuit, Contes de Hoffman, Offenbach
Make our garden grow, Candide, Bernstein
Mir ist so wunderbar, Fidelio, Beethoven