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Luigi De Donato
Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro) – Opéra de Nice 2017
Rossini’s Cambiale di Matrimonio (Norton) – Théâtre des Champs Elysées 2017
Puccini’s Boheme (Colline) – Opéra de Lausanne 2017
Monteverdi’s Orfeo, with O.Dantone – Monteverdi Festival Cremona 2017
Mozart’s Requiem, with J.C.Spinosi – Théâtre de Versailles 2017
Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria – Stattsoper Hamburg 2017
Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri (Mustafa) – Opéra de Rennes – G. Pungier/E. Chevallier
Handel’s Serse (Ariodate) – Liceu Barcelona/ Moscow – J.C.Spinosi
Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra (Podestà) – Oper Frankfurt – G. Sagripanti/D. Alden
Rossini’s Cenerentola (Alidoro) – Opéra de Rennes – D. Ang / J. Savary, F. Lombart
Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea – Teatro alla Scala – R. Alessandrini/R. Wilson
Verdi’s Trovatore (Ferrando) – Macerata Festival – P. Arrivabeni / F. Negri
Luigi De Donato was born in Cosenza, where he completed his studies at the Music Conservatory ”S. Giacomantonio”. Later he studied with Margaret Baker, Gianni Raimondi, Regina Resnik and Bonaldo Giaiotti.
He has won several International Competitions of Singing and received the Award for Best Voice Basso within the International Competition “Francesco Paolo Tosti”.
Multi-talented musician and singer, has gone through different repertoires from Mozart (Colas from Bastien und Bastienne, Der Schauspieldirektor (Herr Buff) and Figaro from Le Nozze) to Cimarosa (Geronimo from Il Matrimonio Segreto) to the Belcanto Italiano (Norton from La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Don Profondo from Il Viaggio a Reims, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Stabat Mater of Rossini, Donaldo from Elena e Malvina by Soliva, Rodolfo from La Sonnambula, Dulcamara from L’Elisir d’Amore, Prefetto from Linda di Chamonix and Don Pasquale) making several raids in Verdi, Bizet, Smetana, Puccini and especially in the repertoire of the twentieth century (Strawinskij, Weill, Rota and Dallapiccola).
He recently sang at La Scala in Milan Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Caronte) and Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (Tempo and Nettuno) under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini driving his Concerto Italiano and directed by Bob Wilson.
He has distinguished himself as one of the foremost interpreters of the repertoire of the seventeenth and eighteenth century and he has worked with leading conductors and baroque ensemble: with Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico, Handel’s Aci Galatea e Polifemo, under the direction of Christophe Rousset he sang the role of Nettuno from Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patri.With William Christie and Les Arts Florissants he sang the role of Demonio in Sant’Alessio by Landi, L’Orfeo and Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria at the Madrid’s Teatro Real in the production of Pier Luigi Pizzi, Handel’s Tamerlano (Leone) at the Teatro Real of Madrid under the direction of Paul McCreesh, directed by Graham Vick; The Monteverdi’s Vespers at the Théatre du Châtelet in Paris under the direction of JC Spinosi and the “mise en espace” of Oleg Kulik; Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise (the Ordonnateur, Pluton and Carnaval) with Hervé Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel etc
His recents and forthcoming engagements include: La Cenerentola (Alidoro) at Opéra de Lausanne with S.Ranzani/A. Sinivia; Handel’s Serse (Ariodate) at Madrid, Moscou and Barcelona under the direction of J.C.Spinosi; Rossi’s Orfeo at the Nancy Opéra with Raphaël Pichon and Jetske Mijnssen; Lucifero in Handel’s Resurrezione under the baton of Diego Fasolis,; La Cambiale di Matrimonio in Tourcoing and Paris, Théâtre des Champs Elysées; Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Cremona with Ottavio Dantone; Monteverdi’s Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria at the Staatsoper Hamburg; Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri (Mustafa) in Rennes, Rossini’s Gazza Ladra (Podestà) at the Frankfurt Staatsoper and Figaro in Nozze di Figaro in Nice.…
Last editing April 2017
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