Luiz-Ottavio Faria

Luiz-Ottavio F.

New York, NY
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Luiz-Ottavio delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 16+

Teaching since:

Luiz-Ottavio, made his operatic debut in the title role of Tom, in Un Ballo in Maschera with the legendary tenor Carlo Bergonzi, Fernando Teixeira, and Stefka Evstatieva at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and the Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, directed by Maestro Isaac Karabtchevsky. Since his auspicious debut, the distinguished basso's career in concert and opera performances has take him around the globe, especially in Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.

Following his studies at The Juilliard School of Music, he won several important national and international singing competition and musical Foundation awards, such as the 23rd national Carmen Gomes Competition (1988), prize Bass Guilherme Damiano, The Juilliard School Scholarship (1989), William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Die Meistersinger, (Aims), Austria (1994), Opera Index, YWCA Vocal Competition and The Great Buffalo Opera Competition (1995), The New Jersey State Opera Vocal Singing Competition, Lola Hayes Vocal Competition (1996). He is also the recipient of the (1997) The William Matthews Sullivan Foundation grant.

Luiz-Ottavio recently made a triumphant debut and a critically acclaimed performance in the title role of Banquo in Macbeth at the Teatro Alla Scala di Milano and Marcel in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots, at the Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York, where he first attracted the international attention and was admired equally for his real and majestic bass voice and for his acting ability.

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Turandot/Timur/Bass Soloist
Jan 2019 - Feb 2019
Oper de Toulon

Bass Soloist / Opera Turandot
Aug 2018 - Nov 2018
Theatro Municipal de São Paulo


Advanced Certificate
Jul 1989 - Jul 1993
The Juilliard School
Jan 1985 - Dec 1989
Universidade do Rio de Janeiro
Jan 1984 - Jan 1985
School of Music Villa Lobos


Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Vocal Competitions
Nov 2000


American Guild of Musical Artists
Jan 1994

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Photos & Videos

Gaiolo, Teatro Municipal de São Paulo

Photo by Luiz-Ottavio F.
Photo by Luiz-Ottavio F.
Photo by Luiz-Ottavio F.
Timur, Turandot, Opera de Toulon.

Timur, Turandot at Teatro Municipal de São Paulo.


Zaccaria, Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, Opera National of Montpellier.

Banco, Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Teatro Alla Scala di Milano.


4 Reviews

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Matheus F. Apr 19, 2019
Opera Voice · In studio

Talvez a maior dificuldade que exista para um aluno é ter uma referência real de sua voz. Referência que engloba aspectos técnicos vocais; musicais; cênicos como também aspectos de posturas, compromisso com a carreira e com cada trabalho proposto. Hombridade. Tive a oportunidade de assim de conhecer uma das minhas melhoras referências: Luiz-Ottavio Faria. Em todas as aulas que tive pude receber um conteúdo técnico refinado, embasado e experiente pois não se tratava somente da postura vocal, da técnica ali trabalhada ou de notas certas e sim um contexto completo do que você está cantando como também interpretando. Toda aula com ele é aula para ser um artista em todos os sentidos. Grato professor e amigo. Bravíssimo por sua carreira e por sua conduta de sempre.

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Manuel Alvarez Apr 8, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Faria in Brazilian Theaters where we song a few Óperas toghether. Now I´m living in NY and I am having the opportunity to improve my technique with this excelente teacher who gets with all his profissional experience and a lot of sensitivity, explain and identify the erros of the voice and posture of the body. I can say that Mr Faria is on of the best Bass currently, as well as one of the best teacher I met. Congratulation and a lot of successs in you profession.

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Richard Apr 5, 2019
Opera Voice · In studio

Mr Faria,
is a complete opera singer, with a great background and stage experience. Is awesome the way he conducts the lesson, explaining all we need, how many times we need. When he gives an example, we can feel this solid technique, and art of singing.
Thank you Maestro

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Alexandra Apr 5, 2019
Vocal Training · In studio

I first met Luiz Ottavio Faria as a performer and I was mesmerized.
That was the reason that I approached him and ask if he is teaching.
From the minute I start studying with him my voice has change immensely.
He is teaching the old Italian approach of singing and he is doing It with a modern innovative way that is both understood and enjoyable.
I would definitely recommend him for anyone that truly wants to learn to be in command of their voice.

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