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Bechara Moufarrej - Tenor

Born in Lebanon Bechara Moufarrej is one of the few singers to pursue an operatic career outside the country. Following his Master degree in Music he undertook further study in Italy and then joined the opera studio in his native Beirut and recently completed his training at the National Opera Studio in London.

During his training he has benefitted from masterclasses with Maestra Michaella Mingheras in France, Simone Alaimo in Palermo, Maestra Sylvana Ferraro in Rome and lately with Vittorio Terranova. Bechara has collaborated with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, the Filarmonica Romana and the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana under the baton of conductors Gianluca Marcianò, Toufik Maatouk, Lubnan Baalbaki, Harout Fazilian, Alberto Maniaci and Nicola Pascovski. His most recent appearances include opera houses and festivals in Qatar, Dubai, Canada, Italy as well as the Opéra de Paris. Bechara has sung Don Jose Carmen at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris, Rodolfo La Boheme with the Qatar Philharmonic, Alfredo La Traviata and Il Duca Rigoletto with members of the Cairo Philharmonic / David Crecensi as well as Ferrando Cosi fan tutte and Conte d’Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia in a collaboration between the Antonine University in Beirut, the Lebanese Conservatory and the Al Bustan Festival.

He has sung Almaviva at the Teatro Giulio di Lucca, Teatro Goldoni, Livorno, Teatro Verdi in Pisa and Teatro Coccia in Novara.

Concert performances include Rossini Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle, Mozart’s Requiem and Masses, Verdi Requiem. Messa di Gloria, Puccini, Messa di Requiem and Donizetti Messa di Gloria. His recent engagements include a recital with Deborah Voigt at the Abu Dhabi Festival, recording Nessun Dorma for Classic FM’s Classics You Know series with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra /James Morgan and Rodolfo La Bohème for Clonter Opera. With the Lebanese Philharmonic he will perform Gounod St Cecilia Mass under Toufik Maatouk. La Traviata in Novi Sad Theatre under Gianlucca Marcianò

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