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Mauro Augustini

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Meolo, a town near Venice. He studied at the Milan Conservatory under professor Pier Miranda Ferraro. He then continued his studies with a scholarship in Parma. He studied with great teachers such as Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi and Enza Ferrari. He took part in many singing competitions, including the international singing competition «Toti dal Monte» in Treviso (1982), where he won the first prize. He also distinguished himself at the international competition for Verdi Voices in Busetto. He made his professional debut as Baron Scarpia in Tosca (2008). Further appearances soon followed (Tosca, Il trovatore, Pagliacci). The doors to an international career were now open. The power he possessed, and the particular color of his voice allowed him to interpret most of the most representative roles of his repertoire, while performing in the world’s greatest theaters. In fact, he sang the role of Amonasro (Aida) in the Arena of Verona. He toured with this production in Greece, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Holland, France, Russia, but also outside Europe. In 1985 he appeared at the Palm Beach Opera under the direction of Anton Guadagno in productions of La traviata, Aida and Othello. The following fact is worth mentioning: In the performance of Otello in Cairo, M. Augustini performed the role of Iago. However, the protagonist cancelled at the very last moment. Augustini replaced him and performed both Iago and Otello (according to the author François Nouvion). His contribution to teaching is also important, as he teaches vocal technique and gives masterclasses both in Europe and abroad. At the Greek National Opera, he sang the leading role in the opera Nabucco (1997). // Last update of the biography: November 2023 - The list of productions below is continually updated.