bechara moufarrej

tenor

biography

Born in Lebanon Bechara Moufarrej is one of the few singers to pursue an operatic career outside the country. Following his Masters degree in Music he undertook study in Italy, joined the opera studio in his native Beirut and completed his training at the National Opera Studio in London.

Bechara has sung Alfredo La Traviata and Il Duca Rigoletto at the Serbian National Theatre, Novi Sad; Rodolfo La Bohème for Clonter Opera; Don Jose Carmen at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris, as well as Ferrando Cosi fan tutte and Conte d’Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Giulio di Lucca, Teatro Goldoni, Livorno, Teatro Verdi in Pisa and Teatro Coccia in Novara.

He has appeared at the Al Bustan, Abu Dhabi and Suoni Dal Golfo Festivals and collaborated with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Qatar Philharmonic, Filarmonica Romana, Orchestra Giovanile Italiana  and Novi Sad Orchestra under the batons of conductors Gianluca Marcianò, Toufik Maatouk, Alberto Maniaci, James Morgan, Toby Purser, Marc Shanaha and Nicola Pascovski.

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He recently recorded Nessun Dorma for Classic FM with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra /James Morgan, with the Lebanese Philharmonic he performed Gounod St Cecilia Mass under Toufik Maatouk and Haydn Nelson Mass with Yasmina Sabaah and joined Deborah Voigt for a recital at the Abu Dhabi Festival. Other concert performances include Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Rossini Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle; Mozart Requiem and Masses; Verdi Requiem and Messa di Gloria; Puccini Messa di Requiem and Donizetti Messa di Gloria.

Following the devastating explosion in Beirut in 2020 Bechara organised a fundraising recording of Fadi Kassis Salam Li Beirut which he performed with the Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper /  Toufic Maatouk.

October 2021

Bechara Moufarrej is represented for General Management. For all enquiries please contact Caroline Phillips cphillips@caroline-phillips.co.uk

reviews

La Bohème – Clonter Opera

The Lebanese tenor Bechara Moufarrej put his Italian training and experience to excellent use as Rodolfo, soaring confidently and cleanly without undue effort.

Opera, October 2018

Lebanon-born Bechara Moufarrej (Rodolfo) has a refined, mature and flexible tenor.

Manchester Theatre Awards, 20 July 2018

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Iyad Kanaan Joseph le Juste – World premiere – Lebanon

The soloists form a beautiful quartet that dialogues with natural emotion… The expressiveness of Bechara Moufarrej, whose duet with the soprano is one of the highlights of the oratorio, combines perfectly with the mesmerizing voice of Fernando Afara.

L’Orient Le Jour, 1 June 2018

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Bechara Moufarrej and Bayerische Staatsoper fundraise for Beruit

https://youtu.be/XtH6o8xf8lM Fundraising for the victims devastated by the explosion in his native Beirut last year tenor Bechara Moufarrej joins the Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra under Toufic Maatouk to perform Salam Li Beirut - To Beirut with Peace by Fadi Kassis....

La Bohème in lock-down

Unable to be locked-down in the usual Paris garret tenor Bechara Moufarrej in Lebanon and Russian baritone Alexey Gusev give us a bit of La Bohème Act 1 with friends in Germany, Serbia and Ukraine: https://youtu.be/tJb3F35ZFkA. I'm a bit worried about that cough ......

Bechara Moufarrej – La Traviata in Novi Sad

Tenor Bechara Moufarrej sings Alfredo La Traviata at the Serbian National Theatre on November 14 & 17. Gianluca Marcianò conducts. His "refined, mature and flexible tenor"  as Rodolfo in Clonter Opera's La Bohème was praised by the Manchester Theatre Awards.

Fehr, Moufarrej and Gusev team up for Bohème

Director Harry Fehr stages La Bohème for Clonter Opera Theatre, Cheshire on July 20, 22(m), 24, 26 & 28 with a cast that includes Bechara Moufarrej singing Rodolfo and Alexey Gusev as Marcello. Clive Timms conducts.