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Luis Gomes

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Luis Gomes in action.
Luis Gomes in La scala di seta, Jette Parker Young Artists Meet the Young Artists Week © ROH/Mark Douet, 2014

Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes joined The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in the 2013/14 Season. His roles have included Fourth Esquire (Parsifal), Pong (Turandot), Gastone de Letorières (La traviata), Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites), Lamplighter (Manon Lescaut) and Fernand (La Favorite Act I, JPYAP summer performance) on the main stage and Miller (El gato con botas) in the Linbury Studio Theatre. In the 2014/15 Season his roles include Dorvil (La scala di seta, Meet the Young Artists Week), Borsa (Rigoletto), Albazar (Il turco in Italia) and Gastone de Letorières (La traviata).

Gomes studied at the Lisbon Music Conservatory, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio on a scholarship from the Royal Opera House, and is currently a Samling Scholar. His roles have included Jeník (The Bartered Bride) with British Youth Opera and Leandro (La Spinalba), Beppe (Rita) and Fenton (Die lustige Weiber von Windsor) for GSMD.

Gomes's concert performances include the premiere of Raymond Yiu's My Fatal Plurality at the Wigmore Hall, Verdi's Requiem in Newcastle, a concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and an appearance at Portugal's largest ever opera gala.

News and features

See the opera stars of tomorrow for free at ROH lunchtime recitals

See the opera stars of tomorrow for free at ROH lunchtime recitals

7 January 2014

Jette Parker Young Artists on why recitals are as important as singing on stage.

Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

9 January 2013

Scheme supports development of young singers through coaching, singing smaller roles and covering larger parts.

Photos

Luis Gomes in La scala di seta, Jette Parker Young Artists Meet the Young Artists Week

Luis Gomes and Lauren Fagan in La Scala di Seta

Jette Parker Young Artist Luis Gomes performing in recital, accompanied by David Gowland

Jette Parker Young Artist Luis Gomes performing in recital

Luis Gomes as the Miller in El gato con botas

Luis Gomes as the Miller and Rachel Kelly as the Cat in El gato con botas

Luis Gomes

Luis Gomes as Fernand and Nadezhda Karyazina as Léonor in the JPYA Summer Performance

Luis Gomes as Fernand in the JPYA Summer Performance

Jette Parker Young Artist Luis Gomes performing in recital

Luis Gomes in rehearsal for El gato con botas, Meet the Young Artists

Luis Gomes in rehearsal for El gato con botas

Students of the National Opera Studio

Luis Gomes, Yuriy Yurchuk, Lauren Fagan and James Platt in La Scala di Seta

Luis Gomes, Yuriy Yurchuk, Lauren Fagan and James Platt in La Scala di Seta

Luis Gomes in La Favorite in the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, The Royal Opera

Jette Parker Young Artist Luis Gomes performing in recital, accompanied by David Gowland

Jette Parker Young Artist Luis Gomes performing in recital, accompanied by David Gowland

Luis Gomes in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan and Luis Gomes in La Scala di Seta

Jette Parker Young Artist Luis Gomes performing in recital

Jette Parker Young Artist Luis Gomes performing in recital, accompanied by David Gowland

Luis Gomes, Pedro Ribeiro and Rui Rodrigues in rehearsals for El gato con botas

Rachel Kelly and Luis Gomes in rehearsal for El gato con botas