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Luis Gomes

Tenor

Biography

Luis Gomes in action.
Luis Gomes as Roméo in excerpts from Roméo et Juliette, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2015 © 2015 ROH. Photograph b

Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme 2013–15. His roles included Fourth Esquire (Parsifal), Pong (Turandot), Gastone de Letorières (La traviata), Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites), Lamplighter (Manon Lescaut), Fernand (La Favorite Act I, JPYAP summer performance), Borsa (Rigoletto), Albazar (Il turco in Italia) and Fenton (Falstaff) on the main stage and Miller (El gato con botas) and Dorvil (La scala di seta) in the Linbury Studio Theatre. He has since returned to sing Gastone de Letorières and Lover (Il tabarro) for The Royal Opera, and in the 2016/17 Season returns to sing Edmondo (Manon Lescaut).

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. 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. Since leaving the Programme his roles have included Rodolfo (La bohème) for the Verbier Festival Academy, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for Teatro Verdi Trieste and Osburgo (La straniera) at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

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, a gala performance in Portugal and in concert with the Rhos Male Voice Choir.

News and features

Young Artist profile: Luis Gomes – ‘To perform a lead role at the Royal Opera House is a moment you wait for your whole life’

Young Artist profile: Luis Gomes – ‘To perform a lead role at the Royal Opera House is a moment you wait for your whole life’

9 April 2015

Portuguese tenor on stepping up to perform at the last minute, making his debut in a lead role and converting his family to opera.

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

Lauren Fagan and Luis Gomes in La Scala di Seta

Kiandra Howarth as Juliette and Luis Gomes as Roméo in excerpts from Roméo et Juliette, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2015

Luis Gomes as Roméo and Kiandra Howarth as Juliette in excerpts from Roméo et Juliette, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2015

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

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

Luis Gomes as the Miller in El gato con botas

Inhoa Arteta and Luis Gomes in Falstaff

Luis Gomes and Anna Devin in Falstaff

Luis Gomes and Anna Devin in Falstaff

Anna Devin and Luis Gomes in Falstaff

Anna Devin as Nannetta, Kai Rüütel as Meg Page, Ainhoa Arteta as Alice Ford and Luis Gomes as Fenton in Falstaff

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

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

Luis Gomes as Pong in Turandot

David Butt Philip as Pang, Ailyn Perez as Liu and Luis Gomes as Pong in Turandot

Lauren Fagan as Mlle Jouvenot, Rachel Kelly as Mlle Dangeville, Yuriy Yurchuk as Michonnet, James Platt as Quinault and Luis Gomes as Poisson in excerpts from Adriana Lecouvreur, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2015

Luis Gomes as Roméo in excerpts from Roméo et Juliette, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2015

Students of the National Opera Studio

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

Luis Gomes in rehearsal for El gato con botas

Jette Parker Young Artist Luis Gomes performing in recital

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

Luis Gomes as the Miller in El gato con botas

David Butt Philip as Pang, Grant Doyle as Ping and Luis Gomes as Pong in Turandot

David Butt Philip as Pang, Grant Doyle as Ping and Luis Gomes as Pong in Turandot

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

Anna Devin as Nannetta and Luis Gomes as Fenton in Falstaff

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

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

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