Brazilian-American countertenor Matheus Coura is quickly gaining attention as a passionate performer of Baroque and Modern repertoire. For the 2018-19 season, Coura “rose above all factors…with confident execution” (The rehearsal studio) as countertenor soloist in the premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s “...two united in a single soul…” with the San Francisco Ballet; praised for his “terrific singing” (San Francisco Classical Voice) as a “passionate Teucro who sang with strong soprano tones.” (Operawire) in the critically acclaimed revival of Giovanni Porta’s Ifigenia in Aulide with Ars Minerva, Andronico in Handel’s Tamerlano with SFCM Baroque, Alto Soloist in excerpts of Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Palms Presbyterian Orchestra, and educational outreach performances with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. 2018 marked Coura’s operatic debut in the countertenor repertoire as Bertarido in Handel’s Rodelinda with SFCM Baroque Orchestra. Recent oratorio appearances include alto soloist in Bach’s Mass in B minor and Matthias Weckman’s Weine nicht with the American Bach Soloists Academy, and Israeltish Man in Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus with Victoria Conservatory Baroque. For the 2019-2020 season, Coura will perform as Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Reading Choral Society, the title Role in Handel’s Ottone with SFCM Baroque, Giuliano in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo with the West Edge Opera Festival and as an alto in the American Bach Choir. Matheus currently holds a Master’s Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and is the first professional studies diploma candidate in Historically Informed Performance Practice from the same institution.