Brazilian tenor Cleyton Pulzi is recognized for his musicality and noble tone. Recent performances include Alfred in Strauss's "Die Fledermaus" under the direction of Roberto Minczuk, Basilio in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro, his professional debut in the United States with OMAHA OPERA (Nebraska, USA), and as Rodolfo in Puccini's "La Boheme" under the baton of Michael Palmer at the Rialto Theatre in Atlanta. He has also collaborated with the renowned Italian conductor Leonardo Vordoni, and in 2017, he sang in the Concert for the 100 Years of Anton Coppola at Opera Tampa (Florida, USA), conducted by Maestro Coppola himself.
In January 2014, Pulzi made his debut with OSESP at Sala São Paulo in concerts and a recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony conducted by Roberto Tibiriçá. He then moved to the United States, where he worked as a soloist in operas and concerts, portraying roles such as Reverend Parris in Ward's "The Crucible" and Count Almaviva in "The Barber of Seville," among others.
In 2013, he made his debut at Theatro São Pedro (São Paulo) as Prince Ramiro in Rossini's "La Cenerentola" and performed in the Amazonas Opera Festival in Janacek's "The Cunning Little Vixen," Wagner's "Parsifal," and Strauss's "Die Fledermaus." In 2012, Pulzi debuted at the Amazonas Opera Festival as Arturo in Bellini's "I Puritani" under the direction of Luiz Fernando Malheiro and Marcelo de Jesus, and he sang Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at Theatro Pedro II in Ribeirão Preto. In the same year, he performed in the inaugural season of the International Opera Americas Festival.
Pulzi made his debut in Italy at the Montefeltro Opera Festival in 2011, as Ramiro in Rossini's "La Cenerentola" conducted by Joseph Rescigno in Novafeltria, Cesena, and the Republic of San Marino.
Before going to Italy, Cleyton gave a recital in Atlanta, USA at the Rialto Theatre, as part of the first prize he won in the 2010 Bauru-Atlanta International Competition.
Other roles in his repertoire include Tamino in Mozart's "The Magic Flute," Bastien in Mozart's "Bastien und Bastienne," King Melchior in Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors," and Rinuccio in Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi," as well as the Impresario in Mozart's "Der Schauspieldirektor." Cleyton has also performed as a soloist under the direction of Claudio Cruz in Dvorak's "Stabat Mater."
In 2005, he was selected as the best young male singer in the "Edmar Ferretti" competition. He also won first prize in the 1st Rotary Club of São Paulo Singing Competition and was sent to the 4th edition of the International Rotary Opera Competition in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2010, Cleyton was the only Brazilian to qualify for the semi-finals of the "Jaume Aragall" Competition in Sabadell, Spain. Cleyton was also a finalist in the Merola Competition of the San Francisco Opera, USA, in 2015.
Cleyton holds a bachelor's degree from the University of São Paulo and a master's degree from Georgia State University, USA.