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Thiago Arancam
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The Italian Brazilian lirico spinto tenor Thiago Arancam, started his studies at the “Municipal School of Music” of São Paulo, then at the Musical University “Carlos Gomes”, where he graduated in “Erudite Chant” in 2003, and prepared his repertory with M° Bruno Roccella. At the age of only 22, he won the prestigious “Prêmio Revelação” do V Concurso Internacional de Canto Erudito Bidu Sayão.

He was invited to attend the “Accademia di perfezionamento per cantanti lirici” of “Teatro alla Scala” in Milan, directed by soprano Leyla Gencer, where he graduated on June 24th, 2007. He is the first-ever Brasilian accepted into the famous “Accademia”, where he met his present voice teacher, Vincenzo Manno.
He debuted in concert at the “Alla Scala” on February 27th, 2005. Afterwards he kept on singing in many concerts arias from different operas, like Tosca, Luisa Miller, Madama Butterfly, Le Cid, and he also took part in the production of several operas.
In 2006 he participated in some concerts with the Orchestra Sinfonica of the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, singing Zarzuela arias and classical Spanish songs.

He received, in Bolzano, the prestigious award for the best emergent young voice “Premio Alto Adige - Talento emergente della lirica 2007/2008”.

In December 2007 he debuted in the first Puccini’s opera, “Le Villi”, (Roberto).

In 2008, he participated in a tournee in the United Arab Emirates, with the orchestra of the Alla Scala and in two concerts with the Orchestra Camerata Brasil, conducted by M° Silvio Barbato. At Operalia 2008 he was awarded three prizes: ZARZUELA PRIZE, AUDIENCE PRIZE and SECOND OPERA PRIZE, and soon after he debuted the role of Don Josè (Carmen) at Washington National Opera, conducted by M.° Rudel.

In  2009 he debuted Cavaradossi (Tosca) in Frankfurt, Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) in Turin, Radames (Aida) at Sanxay Festival (France), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in Valencia, and performed a recital in London at St.John’s (Rosenblatt Recitals) and two concerts of Carmen in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2010 he debuted Nabucco (Ismaele) in Palermo, Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu) in St. Petersburg, Tabarro (Luigi) in Riga, Noma (Pollione) in Sanxay, Cyrano de Bergerac (Christian) in San Francisco, alongside with Placido Domingo, Pagliacci (Canio) in Stockholm, conducted by M° Daniel Harding and he performed Tosca in Las Palmas, conducted by M° P.G.Morandi, and Carmen in Warsaw.  

In 2011 he sung twice Carmen at the Bolshoi (Moscow), and then again in Zurich, Sanxay and San Francisco; Madama Butterfly in Washington DC (Conducted by M°. Placido Domingo), Tosca in Philadelphia, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome (Caracalla) and Rio de Janeiro, and a concert of Verdi and Puccini's arias in Dortmund.  

In 2012 he debuted the role of Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) in Philadelphia and then performed it again in Warsaw in a new production by M. Trelinski. He sung Carmen in Wien and Berlin, Il Tabarro in Lyon, Tosca in Hyogo (Japan) and at the Royal Swedish Opera (M° P.G.Morandi), and Cavalleria Rusticana and Il Tabarro at Berwaldhallen, under the lead of M° Daniel Harding.  

Upcoming engagements in 2013 include his debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in Carmen and at the SemperOper Dresden in a new production of Manon Lescaut under Christian Thielemann; Il Tabarro in Koln and Ernani in Dortmund.   

Future projects include his debut at the Baden Baden Easter Festival in 2014, in a new production of Manon Lescaut under Sir Simon Rattle and at the Salzburg Easter Festival in 2015, in Cavalleria Rusticana, again with Christian Thielemann.  
  • Accademia Teatro Alla Scala
    Canto Lirico, 2004 - 2007