Miguel Maduro-Dias, bass-baritone, was born on the Island of Terceira, Azores.
He is a founding member and executive director of Moços do Coro (whose management he
shares with Nuno Miguel de Almeida), and founding member of Operar|te (opera company).
He first trained at the Departamento de Música da EBS Tomás de Borba, studying with Luísa
Alcobia Leal (Singing), Antero Ávila (Composition) and José Sousa (Classical Guitar) from 2009,
before moving to Aveiro in 2013, where he studied with Isabel Alcobia at the University of
Aveiro, completing both a bachelor degree in Music and a Master’s degree in Music Education
under her mentorship.
Miguel is always seeking to sing in different contexts, either as a soloist, in an ensemble or in a
choir. Some highlights as soloist include: Die Zauberflöte and Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart;
Matthäuspassion and St. John Passion by J. S. Bach; The Creation by J. Haydn; História
Trágico-Marítima by F. Lopes-Graça.
He has participated in several opera workshops, festivals, and projects, such as: Preparing
Stage Singing (2016), at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, as Simone in Gianni Schicchi by G.
Puccini; as Bartolo and as Antonio and Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro by W. A. Mozart for
productions at the Berlin Opera Academy in 2019 and the Zêzere Arts Festival 2018
respectively; as Norton in La cambiale di matrimonio by G. Rossini with all’Opera in 2019); in
addition to other projects such as Musical Theatre.
Miguel has also premiered works, such as: the song cycle Frédéric Chopin no Inverno de
Maiorca by Miguel Vasconcelos; the opera Geraldo e Samira by Amílcar Vasques-Dias (Artes à
Rua, Évora); and two one-act operas in La Biennale di Venezia 2019.
During the XXVIII Cursos Internacionais de Música da Casa de Mateus, he had the opportunity
to work with María Cristina Kiehr. In other masterclasses, Miguel also worked with Pierre Mak,
Susan Waters, João Paulo Santos, Helen Lawson, and Ulrike Sonntag.