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Eduardo Bighelini (Tenor)

Born: Porte Alegre, Brazil

The Brazilian tenor, Eduardo Bighelini, began his musical studies in the Coral Dom João Becker, has since his first musical lessons with the late Maestro Luiz Henrique Gervásio Lemos. He continued his intense choral participation, singing in four choirs: Coral Dom João Becker (1985-1989), Coral Querência da CEF (1987-1988), Grupo Madrigal Clave de Lua (1990) and Coral Sinfônico da OSPA (1985-2004). During this same period, he studied classical singing with Professor and tenor Decápolis de Andrade (1985-2003) from the Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre (OSPA), followed by advanced studieds with Professor Silvio Correa. He was a student of music and singing of Professor Lory Keller at the Escola de Ópera da OSPA (1990-1992). He has also attended over the years several courses and master-classes with Rita Contino (1990), Luciano Pavarotti (1998), Arturo Valencia (1999) and Lydia Belardi (2004-2007).

Eduardo Bighelini has won several awards throughout his career, among them: Best performer in the International Competition Oscar Della Italian Music (2002), Concurso Decápolis de Andrade/UCS/RS (2003), International Contests Bidu Sayão/Bethlehem/PA (2004-2005) and Maria Callas/Jacarei/SP (2005).
He was soloist of Musical Mattinata (1991-1994) and then Musical Itália Mia (1995-2003), performing concerts of Italian and international music throughout the Bourbon Shopping Network and the Estado do Rio Grande do Sul.

Eduardo Bighelini has been involved in concerts, recitals, Lyric Curtains, 3 Tenors in Concert, workshops, Solemnities, conferences, graduations, private parties, Italian festivals, weddings and religious ceremonies of civilians; he teaches vocal technique, organization of musical events and technical preparation of singers for recordings. His repertoire includes: Arias from famous operas, popular Italian music, Italian classics, Neapolitan songs, Italian tarantellas, International classics, classic movies, themes of famous music, Brazilian music, Latin music, patriotic anthems, cantatas, symphonies, oratorios, Masses, sacred music and Christmas carols.

Eduardo Bighelini has performed as soloist at major events with Bibi Ferreira, Yamandu Costa, Borghettinho, Roberto Carlos, participating in the following works: Die Maurerfreude, K. 471 and Coronation Mass, K. 317 by W.A. Mozart, Fantasia for Piano, Op. 80 by L.v. Beethoven, Mass in C Major, Op. 86 by L.v. Beethoven, Missa Solemnis, Op. 123 by L.v. Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 by L.v. Beethoven, Missa in tempore belli ... "Paukenmesse" by J. Haydn, Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Cantata BWV 137 (November 2013) and Magnificat BWV 243 by J.S. Bach, Bruckner's Te Deum, Verdi's Requiem, Mass San Ignacio by Domenico Zipoli, , Oratório São João Batista and Oratório Sermão da Montanha by Léo Schneider, Missa Criolla and Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez, Natal Luz Gramado/RS - “Nativitaten” (2003/2004/2007/2008) and Natal Luz 2007 de Erechim/RS, Maratona Musical OSPA (2008/2009/2010) under the batons of Manfredo Schmiedt and Isaac Karabtchevsky. He participated in the inaugural concert of the Anfiteatro Casa das Artes de Bento Gonçalves/RS with Orquestra Sinfônica da Universidade de Caxias do Sul (OSUCS) (2009).

Eduardo Bighelini has participated in CD's and DVD's of different musical genres. He recorded DVD "Tributo à Léo Schneider * 100 anos" (2010), designed by international organist Anne Schneider, being nominated Açorianos Music Award in April 2011. In October 2011 he particpated in the Concert "VIDEO GAMES LIVE - BRAZIL", the biggest event in the world of game music with the Orquestra Villa Lobos at Teatro do SESI/RS, conducted by Wataru Hokoyama. He is one of the busiest professional singers in Brazil, uniting much versatility and refinement in his interpretations.

Source: Eduardo Bighelini Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (August 2014)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Manfredo Schmiedt


Video: BWV 137

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Tenor Eduardo Bighelini (Official Website) [Potuguese]


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