Wagner Moreira

Wagner Moreira, tenor

Wagner is a member of the Royal Academy Opera, where he studies with Richard Berkeley-Steele and Ian Ledingham. He was awarded a BMus degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and an MA degree with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music. He is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle.

Wagner received first prize in the tenth Villa-Lobos National Contest in his native Brazil, and was a prize-winner in the first Young Soloists of the Symphonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais Contest and in the ninth Bidu Sayaö International Singing Contest. During his Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music he was awarded second prize in the Schumann Lieder Competition.

He has performed the roles of Oebalus in Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus, Basilio and Don Curzio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, second soldier in Montiverdi’s l’Incoronazione di Poppea, Goro in Pucccini’s Madame Butterfly and Pluto in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers.

Recent and upcoming engagements include Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Choral Fantasia, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Harmoniemesse, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John Passion and the role of Monsieur Vogelsgang in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor.

Wagner is very grateful for the support of the Santander Universities UK Scholarship, Fordyce Scholarship, Simon Fletcher charitable Trust and Josephine Baker Trust