A Brazilian tenor with a beautiful Italian timbre, Matheus Pompeu has already performed at all of the major opera houses in Brazil: Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte. His roles included Taminoin Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème, Don José in La Tragédie de Carmen, Corrado in Verdi’s Il corsaro, Beppe in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Don Alvaro in Antônio Carlos Gomes’s Il Guarany, Flaminio in Italo Montemezzi’s L’Amore dei trerè, and Arturo in Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. He also sang the tenor part of Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle at the Musikfest Bremen. He impressed critics and audience last year in his debut in Poland as Jontek in the recording and concert performance of Moniuszko’s Halka with Europa Galante Ochestra under the baton of Fabio Biondi as part of the Chopin and His Europe Festival. He will sing the part again at the Teatr Wielki in January to open the Moniuszko Year celebrations. His engagements for the 2018/2019 season include appearances at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg as Ulisse in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia and in Warsaw the part of Franek in Moniuszko’s Flis. He has worked with conductors including Fabio Biondi, Roberto Abbado, Ramón Tebar, and Silvio Viegas, and directors including Nicola Raab, Emilio Sagi, and Cesare Livieri.