Emerging Artist Profile:
Renato Araujo

Young Artist Program - Singer Voice Type: Bass-Baritone
Province/Territory: Ontario
City: London

Role(s) in this year's festival:

2nd Soldier/Liberto/3rd friend of Seneca : "Coronation of Poppea"
Assan: "The Consul"

I am preparing the role as I would any other, by watching the shows and truly understanding the stories and what my characters are doing in them. It's always great to see these wonderful stories unfold with the perspective of the character I will be playing and what the audience would see.

Nuova's programs have always attracted me. Last year I was meant to be in their productions of The Crucible and The Music Man, however due to constraints it was unable to be realized. However this year will be a great year to being able to participate in Nuova's great program and learn from their teachers and directors. Nuova has the opportunity to grant the experience I may not have been able to have just by being in school which is why I am so excited to be apart of their program this year.

Artist Bio

Bass-Baritone Renato Araujo is an undergraduate student in his 1-year Artist Diploma program.  Renato is studying under Canadian Baritone James Westman. In 2021, Renato completed his Bachelor of Music with Honours at The University of Western Ontario. Recently Renato portrayed Melisso in University of Western Ontario’s production of Alcina and was also in the chorus ensemble for Western’s L’Elisir D’Amore. In 2020, Renato also played Betto in Western’s Gianni Schicchi. Renato has performed in chorus ensembles for opera productions such as University of Western’s 2019 opera showing of Le Nozze di Figaro as well as Western’s 2020 production of The Mikado and Opera Gala.

Renato has also been a part of choral ensembles. In 2021 Renato was in Western University’s Western Singers. Prior to that Renato was a part of Western’s Chorale. Renato was a part of the Catholic Central High schools chamber choir, men’s choir and their large choir ensemble. For the future Renato would like to learn more of the craft of performing and opera, he’ll further his studies by looking at doing masters so he can improve even further his ability of performance.