The young brazilian tenor Gustavo Quaresma received his first musical training as a soprano soloist of the boys Choir « Canarinhos de Petrópolis » in Rio de Janeiro. He finished with distinction his opera studies in the class of Hedwig Fassbender at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt/Main. Between 2010 and 2012 he was a member of the International Opera Studio at the Cologne Opera. Numerous master classes, among others with Raúl Giménez, Kurt Moll, Anna Tomova-Sintow and Alexander Fedin completed his formation.
Since his arrival in Europe he sings regularly concerts and opera productions, e.g. at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Wien, Concertgebouw Brugge, Royal Festival Hall London, Palace of Arts Budapest, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Oper Köln, Salzburger Landestheater, Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Opéra Monte Carlo, Grand Théâtre de Tours, « Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte » in Montepulociano, « Belcanto Opera Festival » in Bad Wildbad, Oper Klosterneuburg and at the Jennersdorf Opera.
He has performed such roles as Il Duca di Mantova (Rigoletto), Nadir (Les pêcheurs de perles), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Fenton (Falstaff), Don Ramiro (Cenerentola), Conte Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Conte Alberto (L’ occasione fa il Ladro of Rossini), Alberto (La Gazzetta), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Nemorino (L’elisir d’Amore), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Rossillon (Die lustige Witwe) as well as Bach’s oratorios and passions, Haydn’s Schöpfung, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang and Walpurgisnacht, Handel’s Messiah, Monteverdi’s Vespers, Mozart’s and Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and many more.
He has worked with renowned conductors such as Iván Fischer, Asher Fisch, Markus Stenz, Roland Böer, Chistoph Campestrini, Adrian Kelly, Alexander Joel, Carlo Goldstein, Marco Zambelli, Samuel Jean, Roberto Minczuk, Benjamin Pionnier and Franco Trinca.
His future engagements: Paris (La belle Hélène) at the Theater St. Gallen.