Born in Oporto from Spanish mother and Portuguese father, Parisian of adoption, convinced European, Jorge Chaminé is an open-minded baritone .
After of the studying law at the University of Coïmbra, Chaminé chooses definitively the career of singer and becomes a pupil of Lola Rodríguez de Aragón, Hans Hotter, Daniel Ferro and Jean-Pierre Blivet.
Opera Baritone (applauded recently in New York, Boston, Paris, Rome, Avignon, Seville, Madrid, Marseilles, etc...), he has been a soloist with such orchestras as Boston Symphony, London Symphony, Philarmonique Czech, Radio of Berlin, Bucharest Orchestra, Gulbenkian, Sinfónica of Madrid, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Ensemble Intercontemporain...; conducted by Seiji Ozawa, (with whom he made his debut in Carnegie Hall, New York), Claudio Scimone, Lord Menuhin, Michel Corboz, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Plácido Domingo, Manuel Ivo Cruz, Josep Pons, Mark Foster, Arturo Tamayo; partner of singers like Mirella Freni (Boston and New York), Montserrat Caballé (Opera de Bastille-Paris ) and especially Teresa Berganza in the historical Carmen of the EXPO of Seville; he sang arias and duets by Mozart and Rossini in S.Carlos of Lisbon; in the Rinaldo opera for the opening of the Holy year at Saint-Jacob de Compostelle, etc...).
His knowledge of the languages (French, Italian, Russian, German, English and of course Spanish and Portuguese) as well as the originality of its programs make Chaminé an exeptional recital performer . He sings in the most prestigious concert halls (Carnegie Hall, Teatro Real, Concertgebow, Gulbenkian, Théâtre des Chapms-Elysées, Salle Pleyel...). In addition to his traditional repertory, he celebrated the Tango at the sides of Olivier Manoury and is also interested in Fado, and in the melodies of Jobim-Moraes or Cole Porter.
He premiered and was dedicated works by Bussotti, Lenot, Schwarz, Petit, Vlad and Xenakis. Prize winner of several international institutions, Chaminé has just received hands of Mister Federico Mayor, general manager of UNESCO, the Medal of the Humans right, for his humanitary action for abandoned children.
He usually gives Master classes in France, Italy, Portugal and the USA.
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