Ricardo Panela


Portuguese baritone Ricardo Panela recently made his debut at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon in Dialogues des Carmélites and also sang the role of Masetto/Don Giovanni with Opera Holland Park. Previous career highlights have included the London premieres of Saverio Mercadante’s Don Chisciotte at Leighton House Museum and of Federico Ruiz’s Los martirios de Colón at the Southbank Centre.

Ricardo studied at the University of Aveiro, achieving a BMus in Vocal Performance and Teaching with Distinction, before moving to London to work with Laura Sarti at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he completed his MMus in Performance. He attended the Welsh International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill and sang in masterclasses with artists such as Montserrat Caballé, Teresa Berganza, Sir John Tomlinson, Della Jones and Nelly Miricioiu.

Previously for Longborough: A Wigmaker/Ariadne auf Naxos (2018), Ensemble/Don Pasquale (2015)

Recent engagements: Le fauteuil, L'arbre/L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos); and the title-role in Noah Mosley’s Mad King Suibhne (English National Opera’s Lilian Baylis House).

Future engagements: Lescaut/Manon (Opera Valladolid, Spain)