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A native of Brazil, the tenor Leonardo Silva studied there with Neyde Thomas. From 1998 to 2000 he held a full scholarship at the Juilliard School in New York, working with Virginia Zeani and James King, with master-classes under Régine Crespin at the Metropolitan Opera. Awards have included the 1998 Alfredo Kraus Prize at the Santander Festival and a scholarship from the Herbert von Karajan Music Legacy Foundation at the Zurich Opera International Opera Studio, where he sang in Albert Herring and La pietra del paragone, appearing at the Zurich Opera in Benvenuto Cellini, Don Carlo, Ariadne auf Naxos, Un ballo in maschera and I vespri siciliani. He made his New York début in Schubert’s Mass in G major at Lincoln Center and has worked with distinguished conductors and directors. His career has brought appearances throughout Europe, Asia and the United States in opera houses and concert halls.

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