BEATRIZ MAIA * SOPRANO
Beatriz Maia presents herself regularly in Opera, Oratorio, Chamber Music and Contemporary Music,
having been highlighted in the national press for her “vocal capacity, commitment, grace and
lightness” (in Público).
Beatriz Maia began her studies at Conservatório de Música de Coimbra with Isabel Melo e Silva. She
concluded at Universidade de Aveiro her Degree in Performance (Singing) and the Master’s in Music
Education (Singing), both under the guidance of Isabel Alcobia.
From her performance as soloist stand out the world premieres of some works by composers Diogo
Santos, Jônatas Manzolli, Rui Lima e Sérgio Azevedo.
In Opera she sang Cábula (O Cábula, Fernando Corrêa de Oliveira), Rouxinol Mecânico (O Rouxinol,
Sérgio Azevedo), Despina (Così fan tutte, W. A. Mozart), Claudine (La fille du Tambour Major, J.
Offenbach), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte, W. A. Mozart), Micaela (Carmen, G. Bizet) and Gretel
(Hänsel und Gretel, E. Humperdinck; Portuguese version), conducted by Luís Machado, Toby Purser,
Cesário Costa and António Vassalo Lourenço, in productions with Vienna Opera Academy, Orquestra
Clássica do Politécnico do Porto, Orquestra Clássica Metropolitana, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras
e Movimento Patrimonial pela Música Portuguesa, having already performed in several concert
rooms from North to South of Portugal and abroad.
In the Musical Theater context she was Bela (O Mundo Mágico da Bela e o Monstro) and Scuttle (A
História da Pequena Sereia).
Since 2015, Beatriz Maia has a duo with the pianist Gustavo Afonso. Of this group, stands out the
participation in the Festivais de Outono 2019, the Ciclos de Lua Nova, in 2021, in Águeda, and the
Festival de Canto de Castelo Branco, in the same year. It’s also mentioning the participation in the
CD dedicated to the composer Berta Alves de Sousa, with the recording of four songs of poems by
Luís de Camões, within the Euterpre unveiled: Women in Portuguese musical creation and
interpretation during the 20th and 21st centuries project, coordinated by Helena Marinho.
Winner of the I Concurso de Música de Câmara NEMu (duo voice and piano; 2019) and awarded at
Concurso de Câmara CulturXis (2o prize ex-aequo – duo voice and piano; 2017), I and II Concurso
Internacional de Música Cidade de Almada (2o prize; level I 2016 & level II 2017) and at VII
Concurso Nacional de Canto de Conservatórios Oficiais (Cat. B – honorable mention; 2014).
She has been expanding her technical and musical knowledge with João Paulo Santos, Isabel Alcobia,
Pierre Mak, Helen Lawson, Ulrike Sonntag, Margarida Natividade, Brian MacKay, Doreen DeFeis,
James Hooper, Marina Pacheco, Rafaela Albuquerque, Paulo Ferreira and Evelyn Schörkhuber,
Viktoria Loukianetz, Jesus Leon and Noé Colín.