"The most beautiful voice of international opera. Max Jota, born in Brazil but now Italian by adoption, is one of the most promising tenors on the world-wide operatic scene, ..a voice with a wide range of nuances, extremely talented and gifted with an extraordinary interpretative skill."
Michele Bulzomì (LA NAZIONE)
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Brazilian tenor Max Jota has been recognized by the Opera Britannia magazine among the best 2014 worldwide male performers along his debut in the title role of Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Teatro Verdi in Pisa (Italy).
He perfomed his musical studies at the Federal University of Paraiba - UFPB in João Pessoa, Brazil, the School of Italian Opera (Scuola dell’Opera Italiana) of Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the High Level Interpretation Course for Opera Singers of the International Academy of Lyric Art (Accademia Lirica Internazionale di Arte Lirica) in Osimo as well at the Studio Opera Toscano (LTL).
Among his main awards, worth to mention are the First Prize Winner of the International Operatic Voice Competition (Concorso Internazionale Voce Lirica) of the Castrocaro International Festival, winner of the Best Interpreter Prize at the Riccardo Zandonai International Competition in Riva del Garda; winner of the Best Interpreter Prize of Antonio Carlos Gomes at the Maria Callas International Competition in São Paulo, Brazil.
Currently his roles already worldwide performed include: Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann - J. Offenbach), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto - G. Verdi), Alfredo Germont (La Traviata - G. Verdi), Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera - G. Verdi), Ismaele (Nabucco - G. Verdi), Messa da Requiem (G. Verdi), Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca - G. Puccini), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly - G. Puccini), Rodolfo (La Boheme - G. Puccini), Don Jose’ (Carmen - G. Bizet), Enzo Grimaldo (La Gioconda - A. Ponchielli), Edgardo di Ravenswood (Lucia di Lammermoor - G. Donizetti), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni - G. Gazzaniga).