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Born in São Paulo and Bachelor in Music by UNESP, Manuela Freua's debut was as First Witch in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Since then, she has been seen as a soloist in productions of Violanta (Korngold), Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart), Il Matrimonio Segreto (Cimarosa), Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Pélleas et Melisande (Debussy), Les Troyens (Berlioz), Yerma (Villa-Lobos), Roméo et Juliette (Gounod), Lo Schiavo (Gomes), Die Lustige Witwe (Lehár), Les Pecheurs de Perles (Bizet), La Bohème (Puccini), Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck), Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) among others, in stages such as São Paulo’s Theatro Municipal, Theatro São Pedro, Sala São Paulo and Teatro Amazonas.

She is part of Ópera Curta Company, as Violetta in La Traviata. Intensively active as a chamber music singer, she has performed in concerts such as Lied (CCBB - São Paulo), XX Century Music Cycle, Voices of Villa and Debussy l'après-midi avec Mallarmé, having sung in concerts in Hungary and Japan. She has sung the soprano parts of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, with OSPA and Mahler’s 8th Symphony (OSESP). Manuela has received prizes in all of Brazil's most important singing competitions. She was also seen in the Brazilian production of the musical "Les Misérables", and in the Collegium Musicum de São Paulo Choir, directed by Abel Rocha.

La Traviata Pocket Opera Tour
G. Verdi
Violetta, La Traviata
2011, 2012, 2013 - São Paulo Tour, Brazil
Der Schauspieldirektor
W. A. Mozart
Mlle. Silberklang, Der Schauspieldirektor
11/2012 - São Paulo, Brazil
Violanta
E. Korngold
Bice, Violanta
10/2012 - São Paulo, Brazil
Die Lustige Witwe
F. Lehár
Valencienne, Die Lustige Witwe
11/2011 - São Paulo, Brazil
Amazonas Opera Festival 2010
C. Gomes
Contessa di Boissy, Lo Schiavo
05/2010 - Manaus, Brazil
Amazonas Opera Festival 2010
C. Gounod
Stephano, Roméo et Juliette
04/2010 - Manaus, Brazil
Amazonas Opera Festival 2010
H. Villa-Lobos
Hembra 1, Yerma
04/2010 - Manaus, Brazil
I Pagliacci
R. Leoncavallo
Nedda, I Pagliacci
11/2009 - São Paulo, Brazil
Amazonas Opera Festival 2009
J. Offenbach
La Baronne, La Vie Parisienne
05/2009 - Manaus, Brazil
Amazonas Opera Festival 2009
H. Berlioz
Ascagne, Les Troyens
05/2009 - Manaus, Brazil
Amazonas Opera Festival 2009
C. Debussy
Yniold, Pélleas et Melisande
04/2009 - Manaus, Brazil
Hansel und Gretel (in Portuguese)
E. Humperdinck
Gretel, Hänsel und Gretel - (in Portuguese)
03/2009 - São Paulo, Brazil
Gianni Schicci
G. Puccini
Lauretta, Gianni Schicchi
11/2008 - Vitória, Brazil
Les Pêcheurs de Perles
G. Bizet
Leila, Les Pêcheurs de Perles
08/2008 - São Paulo, Brazil
La Bohème
G. Puccini
Musetta *, La Bohème
03/2008 - São Paulo, Brazil
Il Matrimonio Segreto
D. Cimarosa
Carolina, Il Matrimonio Segreto
10/2007 - São Paulo, Brazil
L'Orfeo
C. Monteverdi
Euridice, L'Orfeo
11/2004 - São Paulo, Brazil
Der Schauspieldirektor
W. A. Mozart
Mlle. Silberklang, Der Schauspieldirektor
11/2003 - São Paulo, Brazil
Dido and Aeneas
C. M. Purcell
First Witch, Dido and Aneas
05/2003 - São Paulo, Brazil
Les Misérables
C. M. Schönberg
Ensemble, Les Miserables
01/2001 - São Paulo, Brazil
Johannes-Passion
J. S. Bach
Johannes-Passion
4/2017 - São Paulo, Brazil
Kafka+Kurtág
G. Kurtág
Kafka-Fragmente, Op. 24
7/2016 - São Paulo, Brazil
Moonstruck Pierrot
A. Schoenberg
Pierrot Lunaire
02/2016 - São Paulo, Brasil
Debussy L Après-Midi Avec Mallarmé
C. Debussy
Debussy L Après-Midi Avec Mallarmé
10/2014 - São Paulo, Brazil
Contemporary Notes
H. Crowl
Canções Diversas / Various Songs
12/2012 - São Paulo, Brazil
Arriette Oublies
C. Debussy
Ariettes Oublies
10/2012 - São Paulo, Brazil
Oratorio de Noël with the Orquestra Estadual Jovem
C. Saint-Saëns
Oratório de Noël
12/2011 - São Paulo, Brazil
Songs with Poetry by Cecília Meireles
E. Mahle
Canções Diversas / Various Songs
10/2011 - São Paulo, Brazil
Symphony No. 8
G. Mahler
8. Sinfonie in Es-Dur
10/2011 - São Paulo, Brazil
Cabaret Songs, On This Island
B. Britten
Cabaret Songs
10/2011 - São Paulo, Brazil
Oratorio de Noël
C. Saint-Saëns
Oratório de Noël
12/2010 - São Paulo, Brazil
Sinfonia no. 9 with Porto Alegre Symphonic Orchestra
L. V. Beethoven
Sinfonie in d-Moll op. 125
11/2010 - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Bachiana no. 5
H. Villa-Lobos
Bachiana Número 5
10/2010 - São Paulo, Brazil
Amazonas Opera Festival 2010
Pe. J. M. Nunes Garcia
Missa de Santa Cecília
04/2010 - Manaus, Brazil
São Paulo Cycle, It's Peoples and it's Music - Bartók
B. Bartók
Magyar Népdalok, Sz. 33, BB. 42
03/2010 - São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo Cycle, It's Peoples and it's Music - Kodály
Z. Kodály
Magyar Népzene X
03/2010 - São Paulo, Brazil
Lamento della Ninfa
C. Monteverdi
Lamento Della Ninfa
11/2009 - São Paulo, Brazil
Villa's Voices Festival
H. Villa-Lobos
Canções Diversas / Various Songs
01/2009 - São Paulo, Brazil
Japan Tour 2008
Diversos  / Various
Canções Diversas / Various Songs
01/2008 - Kanazawa, Japan
7 Frühe Lieder - The Music of the 20th Century
A. Berg
Sieben Frühe Lieder
11/2007 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Petrópolis 7th Winter Festival
Diversos  / Various
Canções Diversas / Various Songs
06/2007 - Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lieder - A Poetic Theme
Diversos  / Various
Canções Diversas / Various Songs
03/2007 - São Paulo, Brazil
2012-13FASM – Faculdade Santa Marcelina
Post Graduate Studies in Popular Music - Song
2009GLOBE - SP
Commedia Dell'Arte training - Prof. Fernando Vieira
2007-09Prof. Roberto Menoni
Italian and French Diction and Language
2005-06Liszt Ferenc Zeneakademia, Budapest, Hungary
Specialization in Voice - Prof. Boldizsár Keönch - VITAE Scholarship
2005-09Maestros Tamás Salgó e Mark Gibson, Luisa Castellani, Eva Marton, Júlia Paszthy, Krisztina Laki, Sylvia Sass, Fiorenza Cossotto
Masterclasses
2005Prof. Márta Simon
Hungarian Diction and Language
2003-07Prof. Peter Dauelsberg
Chamber Music
2000 - Prof. Isabel Maresca
Vocal Technique and Repertoire
2000-03Profs. Abel Rocha, Fernando Carvalhaes, Peter Dauelsberg, Martha Herr
German, French, Italian and English Diction
1999-2003UNESP - São Paulo State University
Music Bachelor - Voice Music Bachelor - Voice: Prof. Dr. Marcia Guimarães, Prof. Dr. Martha Herr, Maestro Abel Rocha, Prof. Peter Dauelsberg
1996-98Colégio Santa Cruz, São Paulo
High School
1987-99Profs. Maria Reis, Marco Pucci, Prof. Maria-Regina Seidlhofer
Piano
1984-95St. Paul‘s School, São Paulo
Elementary School
2005Bidu Sayão Singing Competition - Belém
Song and Incentive
2005Maria Callas Singing Competition - São Paulo
New Artist
2005Edmar Ferreti Singing Competition - São Paulo
Song and Second Place