Italian-Brazilian lirico spinto tenor Thiago Arancam, started his studies at the Municipal School of Music of Sao Paulo, then at the Musical University Carlos Gomes, where he graduated in Erudite Chant in 2003, and prepared his repertory with M° Bruno Roccella. At the age of only 22, he won the prestigious Prêmio Revelação do V Concurso Internacional de Canto Erudito Bidu Sayão.
He was invited to attend the Accademia di perfezionamento per cantanti lirici of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, directed by soprano Leyla Gencer, where he graduated on 24 June 2007. He is the first ever Brazilian accepted into the famous Accademia, where he met his present voice
teacher, Vincenzo Manno. He debuted in concert at La Scala on 27 February 2005 and he also took part in the production of several operas during the years at the Accademia.
In 2006 he sang with the Orchestra Sinfonica of the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Zarzuelas and classical Spanish songs and received, in Bolzano, the prestigious award for the best emergent young voice Premio Alto Adige - Talento emergente della lirica 2007/2008. In December 2007 he debuted in the first Puccini opera, Le Villi, (Roberto). In 2008, he participated in a tour in the United Arab Emirates, with the orchestra of La Scala and in two concerts with the Orchestra Camerata Brasil, conducted by M° Silvio Barbato.
At Operalia 2008 he was awarded three prizes: Zarzuela Prize, Audience Prize and Second Opera Prize, and, soon after, he debuted in the role of Don Josè (Carmen) at Washington National Opera, conducted by M.° Rudel. In 2009 he debuted as Cavaradossi (Tosca) in Frankfurt, Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) in Turin, Radamès (Aida) at Sanxay Festival (France), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in Valencia, and
performed a recital in London at St. John’s (Rosenblatt Recitals) and two concerts of Carmen in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2010 he debuted in Nabucco (Ismaele) in Palermo, Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu) in St.Petersburg, Il tabarro (Luigi) in Riga, Norma (Pollione) in Sanxay, Cyrano de Bergerac (Christian) in San Francisco, Pagliacci (Canio) in Stockholm, conducted by M°.Daniel Harding and he performed in Tosca in Las Palmas and Carmen in Warsaw. In 2011 he sang Carmen in Moscow (Bolshoi), and then again in Zurich, Sanxay and San Francisco; Madama Butterfly in Washington DC, (conducted by M° Plácido Domingo), Tosca in Philadelphia, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome (Caracalla) and Rio de Janeiro, and a concert in Dortmund.
In 2012 he debuted in Manon Lescaut in Philadelphia and then performed it again in Warsaw. He sang Carmen in Wien and Berlin, Il tabarro in Lyon, Tosca in Hyogo (Japan) and at the Royal Swedish Opera (M° P.G.Morandi), Cavalleria rusticana and Il tabarro at Berwaldhallen, under the lead of M° Daniel Harding.
Upcoming engagements in 2013 include his debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in Carmen and at the SemperOper Dresden in a new production of Manon Lescaut under Christian Thielemann.