Pietro Spagnoli, baritone
Since many years Pietro SPAGNOLI is appreciated as guest of many important theatres spread over the world, from the Staatsoper Vienna to the Met in New York, from London to Barcelona, Madrid to Aix-en-provence among others, owing his status as renowned and internationally requested performer to his interpretations of leading roles mostly in the repertory of Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti, like ‘Figaro’ in ‘IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA’ (available on DVD), ‘Figaro’ and ‘Conte Almaviva’ in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the title role of DON GIOVANNI, ‘Guglielmo’ and ‘Don Alfonso’ in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, ‘Dandini’ and ‘Don Magnifico’ in LA CENERENTOLA, ‘Belcore’ and ‘Dulcamara’ in L’ELISIR D’AMORE, ‘Sulpice’ in LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, ‘Malatesta’ in DON PASQUALE, but recently also added successfully the title role in FALSTAFF to his repertory.
In summer 2016 he successfully returned after years to the Rossini Opera Festival being ‘Prosdocimo’ in a new production of ‘Il Turco in Italia, and during 2016/2017 he then sang FALSTAFF at the Grand Theatre in Shanghai, ‘Don Alfonso’ in COSI FAN TUTTE at the Rome Opera House, made his debut at the New National Theatre in Tokyo as ‘Conte Almaviva’ in Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and his role debut as ‘Don Geronio’ in IL TURCO IN ITALIA at the Oper Bergen in Norway, furthermore performed at the Vienna Staatsoper ‘Belcore’ in L’ELISIR D’AMORE’ and ‘Orbazzano’ in TANCREDI at the Palau des Arts in Valencia, as well as to Santiago del Cile for ‘Dulcamara’ in LA CENERENTOLA.
He opened season 2017/2018 with another role debut, ‘Don Profondo’ in IL VIAGGIO A REIMS at the Liceu in Barcelona, was ‘Don Alfonso’ in COSI FAN TUTTE at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich before debuting at the Montréal Opera in Canada with LA CENERENTOLA and returning to the Staatsoper Vienna for ‘Malatesata’ in DON PASQUALE, then debuting at the Opera Zurich as ‘Sulpice’ in LA FILLE DU REGIMENT.
During 2018 he faces other new role debuts: ‘Fra Melitone’ in LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, debuting at the Opera in Las Palmas and subsequently performing it in a new production of the Semperoper Dresden; ‘Don Bartolo’ in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at the Rossini Opera Festival, by the end of the year DON PASQUALE (debut - title role) at the Théatre La Monnaie in Bruxelles; besides that he is also be ‘Dulcamara’ in L’ELISIR D’AMORE at the Semperoper Dresden and ‘Don Alfonso’ in COSI FAN TUTTE in a new production of the Staatsoper Hamburg, as well as ‘Orbazzano’ in Rossini’s TANCREDI at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.
An anticipation on 2019: his debut as ‘Sharpless’/MADAME BUTTERFLY at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, a new production of ‘IL TURCO IN ITALIA’ at the Opernhaus Zuerich, his return to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London for ‘Sulpice’/LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, return to the Staatsoper Vienna for ‘Don Magnifico’/LA CENERENTOLA…