Ottavio Faria Luiz, bass
was born in Brazil. His repertoire includes Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Don Antonio in Il Guarany (Gomes), Colline in La bohème (Puccini), Oroveso in Norma (Bellini), Boris Timofievich in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Shostakovich), Marcel in Les Huguenots (Meyerbeer), Nourabad in Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Bizet), Alvise in La Gioconda (Ponchielli), the Innkeeper in Königskinder (Humperdinck), Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra, Zaccaria in Nabucco, Ramfis and the King in Aida, Padre Guardiano in La forza del destino, Procida in I Vespri Siciliani, the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo, Banco in Macbeth (Verdi), Lycomede in Deidamia (Handel), Frère Laurent in Romeo et Juliette (Gounod), the title role in Mefistofele (Boito), Timur in Turandot (Puccini) and others. He performs at the Arena di Verona, La Scala and the opera houses of Oviedo, Palermo, Knoxville, Palm Beach, Gran Canaria, Hawaii, Quebec and Brazil. This is his Israeli Opera debut.