Portuguese baritone Ricardo Panela studied singing in Portugal and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, with António Salgado and Laura Sarti, respectively. He also worked with singers such as Della Jones, Monserrat Caballé and Teresa Berganza.
He currently studies with Dennis O’Neill at the Wales International Academy of Voice, supported by the International Opera Awards Foundation.
His operatic roles include, amongst others, Dandini in La Cenerentola (Clapham Opera Festival), Silvio in I Pagliacci (Woodhouse Festival), Count Almaviva in Le Nozze Di Figaro (Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme); Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Opera Brava); Malatesta in Don Pasquale (Clapham Opera Festival); Raimbaud in Le Comte Ory (Opera South); Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore (Pop-Up Opera).
Ricardo is also a regular lecturer for Opera Prelude and is absolutely thrilled to join Clapham Opera Festival for its third season with the role of Marcello in La Bohème, one of his favourite operas of all time.
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