Rodrigo Carreto


The Portuguese tenor Rodrigo Carreto has been appointed for the 11th edition of ‘Le Jardin des Voix‘ with an international tour throughout Europe, USA and Canada in the 2023/24 season with Les Arts Florissant, William Christie and Paul Agnew. He was accepted into the ‘2021 Bach Young Soloists’ of Collegium Vocale Gent under Phillippe Herreweghe, with whom he has been working since the 2021/22 season in numerous tours and concerts. Carreto was awarded the 3rd prize at the ‘2021 American Music Talent Competition’.  

Great versatility enables Rodrigo Carreto to sing works from the Baroque to the 21st century. He has been mainly dedicated to the interpretation of the evangelist roles and other masterpieces by J. S. Bach, french Baroque haute-contre repertoire as well as Romantic German Lieder cycles and other major works such as the W. A. Mozart’s Requiem and C Minor Mass, J. Haydn’s  The Creation, F. Mendelssohn’s Paulus and Lauda Sion, C. Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, C. Saint-Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio and B. Britten’s Cantata Misericordium. He regularly performs as a soloist with the Capriccio Barockorchester and La Chapelle Ancienne and in 2019 he gave the modern-day premiere of the  ‘Te Deum’ with the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra and the Choir of the Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos. In 2021, together with the Os Músicos do Tejo, Rodrigo presented in Lisbon the cantata Pyrame et Thisbé by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault. In March 2020, he was invited to sing in the masterclass at Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart where he performed, among other works, the Cantata Klagt, Kinder, klagt es aller Welt BWV 244a with the JSB Ensemble under Hans-Christoph Rademann. 

Other than the Collegium Vocale Gent under Philippe Herreweghe, Rodrigo Carreto is also part of the pool of singers for the Schweizer Vokalconsort under Marco Amherd and has regularly performed with La Capella Nacional de la Catalunya under Jordi Savall, J. S. Bach-Stiftung under Rudolf Lutz, La Cetra Barockensembles under Andrea Marcon, Chœur de Chambre Namur under Leonardo García Alarcón and La Grande Chapelle under Albert Recasens and the Gulbenkian Choir, where he worked regularly with Michel Corboz, Paul McCreesh and Lorenzo Viotti, as well as in projects with Ton Koopman, Gustavo Dudamel, David Afkham, John Nelson and Alain Altinoglu. 

In the opera field, Rodrigo Carreto has sung the roles of Spoletta in G. Puccini’s Tosca at the Lisbon OperaFest 2020 with the MPMP Ensemble, Belfiore in W. A. Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera under Johannes Schlaefli and Annette Uhlen at the Theater der Künste Gessnerallee, Zürich May 2021, amongst others. In December 2021 he performed and recorded as D. Fuas in As Guerras do Alecrim e da Manjerona, at the CCB in Lisbon.  

Rodrigo Carreto has extensive concert and festival experience throughout Europe and further afield, including in Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain and China, and has performed on such prestigious stages such as Berliner Philharmoniker and Elbphilharmonie, Philharmonie Paris, Auditorio Nacional de Música Madrid and Het Concertgebouw.  

After completing his degree in Choral Conducting and Music Theory at the University Escola Superior de Música in his home city of Lisbon, and vocal study with Joana Nascimento, Rodrigo Carreto moved to Switzerland where he completed with distinction a Master in Singing Performance under the tuition of Scot Weir. He currently continues his musical and technical development in parallel with guidance from the British baritone Peter Harvey and the American tenor Andrew Owens. Rodrigo has attended workshops and masterclasses with internationally acclaimed singers such as Barbara Hannigan, Robert Murray, Dame Emma Kirkby, Margreet Honig, Peter Kooij, Yvonne Naef, Jill Feldman, Geert Smits and Lothar Odinius.