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BIO

Baritone Vinícius Atique has performed as a soloist all over Brazil, having sung, among other roles, Don Giovanni, Marcello in La Bohème, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Escamillo in Carmen, Fìgaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, the title role in Busoni’s Arlecchino, Albert in Werther.

He sang Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” and “Kindertotenlieder”, and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Amazonas Philharmonic; Händel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Mozart’s Requiem, Pablo Casals’ El Pessebre, Fauré’s Requiem, among other symphonic works. 

Vinícius made his São Paulo Opera House debut in 2011 as the the Grandfather Clock and the Cat in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges. A success of public and considered the best vocal piece of the year. Soon after, he made his début at Rio de Janeiro’s Opera House as Pantalon in Prokofiev’s L’amour des Trois Oranges, considered by the newspaper O Globo as one of the 10 best classical music performances of 2011. On his last concert of the year, he closed the Season of São Paulo Opera House singing the Evangelist at Ernani Aguiar’s Cantata de Natal, obtaining outstanding reviews.

During the 2012 season he gave life to Riccardo in I Puritani and was Marcello in La Bohème, having sung this role over 40 times. In november of the same year, as he sang his last opera of 2012, he was Albert in the Theatro São Pedro’s new production of Jules Massenet’s Werther.

In the 2013 season, he was Starveling in the brazilian premiere of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Rio de Janeiro Opera House and the brazilian premiere of the controversial Sinfonia by Luciano Berio. He was also Raphael and Adam in the oratorio The Creation by Joseph Haydn.

In 2014 he has made his debut as Sharpless in the new production of Madama Butterfly at Theatro São Pedro with the Opera Curta Company and early 2015 he has made his debut as Fìgaro in The Barber of Seville and as Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus under the baton of Roberto Minczuk.

In the 2016 season, he debuted as Silvio in I Pagliacci and Don Giovanni as the title role in Mozart’s opera.

2017 brought Vinícius the honour of singing the role of Starek in the brazilian premiere of Janácek’s Jenufa, version Brno at Rio de Janeiro Opera House and, in may 2017 he starred Schubert’s Winterreise at São Paulo Opera House choreographed by Ismael Ivo, being acclaimed by the critics as the best chamber singer in Brazil. In August, he starred as the title role Arlecchino in Busoni’s Arlecchino, conducted by Ira Levin at Theatro São Pedro in São Paulo.

In the 2018 season he sung Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti at Sala Minas Gerais, under the baton of Fabio Mechetti; Janácek’s Katia Kabanová at Theatro São Pedro and has made his international debut singing Marcello in La Bohème at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Closing the season, he was Ping in the New Production of Turandot in São Paulo Opera House - Theatro Municipal de São Paulo.

Future engagements include Vec Makropulos at Theatro São Pedro, Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and Turandot at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, along with various concerts throughout Brazil.

Currently studying with the mythic mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick, was awarded a scholarship by the University of São Paulo (USP) to study voice at the Université de Montréal under the guidance of the baritone Mark Pedrotti. Vinicius has also studied with Eliane Coelho and Carmo Barbosa.