Max Jota, tenor

By Jordi Tort

Brazilian tenor Max Jota has been recognized by the Opera Britannia magazine among the best 2014 worldwide male performers along his debut in the title role of Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Teatro Verdi in Pisa (Italy). 

He followed his musical studies at the Federal University of Paraiba – UFPB in João Pessoa, Brazil, at the School of Italian Opera (Scuola dell’Opera Italiana) of Teatro Comunale in Bologna, at the High Level Interpretation Course for Opera Singers of the International Academy of Lyric Art (Accademia Lirica Internazionale di Arte Lirica) in Osimo as well at the Studio Opera Toscano (LTL). 

Among his main awards, worth to mention are the First Prize Winner of the International Operatic Voice Competition (Concorso Internazionale Voce Lirica) of the Castrocaro International Festival, winner of the Best Interpreter Prize at the Riccardo Zandonai International Competition, He was also winner of the Best Interpreter Prize of Antonio Carlos Gomes at the Maria Callas International Competition in São Paulo, Brazil.

Currently his roles already worldwide performed include: Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann  Duca in  Rigoletto, Alfredo Germont in La Traviata , Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera , Ismaele in Nabucco,  Verdi’s Messa da Requiem  Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca -, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly ,  Rodolfo in La Boheme , Don Jose in Carmen, Enzo Grimaldo  in La Gioconda, Edgardo di Ravenswood in Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Giovanni in the G. Gazzaniga’s homonym opera. Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Creonte in Edipo Re by R. Leoncavallo), Giorgio in Marcella by U. Giordano).

He has recenltly presented himself with great success as Enzo Grimaldo in La Gioconda at Prague’s National Theatre. His next engagements  include Ismael in Nabucco and the debut as  Oronte in I lombardi alla prima Crocciata  at the Split Summer Festival. 

Max Jota is represented worldwide by FestArtist.