Rafael Laurindo is a current Doctor of Musical Arts student in Voice, at UBC, studying with Peter Bracza. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Universidade Federal da Paraiba, in Brazil, his first master’s degree and an Artist’s Diploma in Vocal Performance at Campbellsville University, in the United States, and a second master’s degree, in Opera, at UBC. In Brazil, Mr. Laurindo was a soloist in the early music ensemble Grupo Camena. In the United States, he performed the roles of Balthazar in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Gianni Schicchi in Puccini’s homonymous opera, and Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. At UBC, he has appeared in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, as Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, as Ponchel in Puts’ Silent Night, as Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, as Crespel in Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann, and as Tadeusz in Weinberg’s Pasażerka (The Passenger).