Curriculum Vitae

  • Brazilian writer and musician (Passa-Quatro, Minas Gerais)
  • Education: Classics and Romance Languages (Philology/Literature: Portuguese, Italian, French), Philosophy, Theology and Gregorian Chant (Salesians, São Paulo)
  • Seminars about History of Art and Dramaturgy (São Paulo)
  • Singing and performing classes with Mariah Modenesi and Giannina Garofalo
  • Regular, intensive and advanced language courses: English and French at English Culture (Brazilian Institution) and Alliance Française
  • Performances as an opera singer and actor (São Paulo and other cities)
  • Solo part in many concerts under the direction of Olivier Toni, Walter Lourenção and Diogo Pacheco
  • Poetry and Stories occasional publications
  • 1962-1973: In São Paulo professional activities as bank employee, trilingual consultant for Marketing and International Relationships (Communications, Import and Export) in various international companies and as an interpreter in congresses and fairs
  • 1975: Travels to London and later on for several months through Scandinavia (Sweden and Norway), Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany, where he settled (Frankfurt / Main)
  • Entered the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt, completing his singing studies with Arleen Auger, and other musical studies as Piano, Theory and Interpretation, including Opera School (Opernschule) with renowned teachers: Helmut Rilling, Helmut Krebs, Wolfgang Niedersteschee, Emil Vokálek, Andreas Meyer-Hanno, Rainer Hoffmann, Ernst G. Schramm, Leonard Hokanson and others.
  • Works closely with the pianists Rainer Hoffmann, Otto Braun, Klaus Billing and with the composer Mauricio Kagel, preparing the premiere of his Tango Alemán (German Tango, in Frankfurt and Cologne)
  • Prepares with Klaus Billing under the guidance of Hans Werner Henze some of his works (Three Fragments apud Hölderlin, Lieder, Arias), participating in the performance of Voices
  • Participates in master classes of singing and acting by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Nicolai Gedda and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • At the same time attended the J.-W.-Goethe University of Frankfurt with particular attention to the Seminar of Musicology and German Literature, History of Music, Musical Analysis and the celebrated Seminars of Poetics, held by the prestigious musicologist Peter Cahn and famous German-language authors like Uwe Johnson, Günter Kunert, Martin Walser, Peter Bichsel, Wolfgang Koeppen and Paul Nizon
  • As a soloist in concerts (Masses, oratorios, cantatas etc.) appears in Germany, France, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland with distinguished singers (Csilla Zentai, Julia Hamari, Helen Donath, Lucia Popp, Deborah Polaski, Marga Höffgen, Matthias Holle, Wolfgang Schöne, Sigmund Nimsgern and many others) and with Choir and Orchestra directors as Helmut Rilling, Stárek Jiří Michal Gielen, Eliahu Inbal, Marcello Panni, Mario Venzago, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Bernard Kontarsky, Jung Märkl, Jean-Claude Malgoire, among others
  • 1980-1981: extended stay in Brazil. Trip to Buenos Aires and Montevideo
  • 1. Prize in International Competition WDR Cologne and Goethe Institute [1982] with the piece "Die fünf Sinne" ("The five senses"), in German and Portuguese, production made in Munich (performed by reknowned German actors, Paul Hoffmann and Manfred Zapatka) and later in São Paulo (Culture)
  • Member of the “Opernensemble” of the Theater Heidelberg, Germany (1981-2005)
  • Multiple operatic and concert performances, especially in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France
  • 2010: settled in Spain (Galicia)
  • I International Poetry Prize Addison de Witt, 2010, second prize to "Modulaciones" (Modulations)
  • Project "VILLA-LOBOS a new way" with Carmen Durán and Alberto Conde Atlantic Trio (A Coruña / Vigo), 2012-2013

Some works {as a writer}

  • Primeiros passos ("First steps", poems in Portuguese)
  • The five senses ("Die fünf Sinn"e, Hörspiel / radio play, Portuguese / German), 1982
  • Essay on "Così fan tutte" (lecture at the Neue Aula der Universität Heidelberg, 1984), support by Prof. Dr. Fritz Heuer
  • Tesselinhas, Deslembranças (poems in Portuguese), João Scortecci Editor, São Paulo, 1985
  • Poemas de cristal (poems in Portuguese)
  • Glasklar, zerbrechlich (poems translated into German, bilingual edition), Hirschberg a. d. Bergstraße, Germany, 1986
  • Nem ostras nem ostracismo (poems in Portuguese), Heidelberg, 2008
  • Die neue Farbenlehre - Großstadtfragmente (fragments of prose and poetry, German / Portuguese)
  • Mono-Dialog (for 2 Voices and 1 Narrator, Hörspiel / radio play, German)
  • Angelino, the slave, and my grandfather, his lord (A story, Portuguese)
  • Aracelia - when father and daughter, whose mother suddenly (novel, German), eBook, 2013 - Paperback / CreateSpace, 2014
  • Novos mistérios dolorosos ("new sorrowful mysteries") - notturno & fugue, op. 7 (novel, Portuguese), eBook, 2013
  • Quarteto {em si} menor (Quartet {in B} minor (# 4 mo~ve~ments), in Portuguese, eBook, 2013 - 4 Stories
  • Martinelli [São Paulo, Brazil] (novel, German]
  • Aurora & Hildegart [libretto, Spanish and Galician]
  • 2 Welten ("2 Worlds" - Theatre, German)
  • Bilú & Rafa (The street kid and the angel - novel, German / Portuguese) -> work in progress <
  • Modulaciones en sol menor ("Modulations in G minor", poems in Spanish)
  • Rosalia project "Rosa-lia, Rosa-lê, Rosa-lerá" (scenes of a life / libretto in Portuguese / Spanish / Galician)
  • La cadencia de tu vuelo ("The cadence of your flight", poems in Spanish)
  • Fragmentos do horizonte ("Horizon Fragments", poems in Portuguese and Spanish)
  • La mujer, la mar y la muerte ("The woman, the sea and the death", poems in Spanish)
  • Esse mundo é meu ("This world is mine", scattered poems, in Portuguese)
  • … la musa nascosta (progetto lirico interrotto e semper rincominciato), Italian
  • Lyrics (in Portuguese and English) for the project "VILLA-LOBOS a new way"