The winner of the International Baroque Singing Competition of 2003, this Brazilian-born countertenor is notable for his performances at the Zurich Opera, the Tanglewood Music Festival, and the Aldeburgh Festival.
After earning his bachelor's degree in music from South Carolina's College of Charleston, he received his graduate degree from Massachusetts' New England Conservatory.
An arts critic for the London newspaper The Times lauded Lemos' performance in a production of the Purcell opera The Fairy-Queen.
He spent his early years in Bage, Brazil, and later lived and worked in the United States and Europe.
Accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lemos performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in a production of Grammy-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov's opera Ainadamar.