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Alberto Gazale

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy where he began to study singing. After graduating from the Conservatory of Verona, he attended voice lessons in the Accademia Lirica in Mantua (1981-1982) under tenor Carlo Bergonzi specializing in Verdian roles. In 1998 he began his professional career in Parma, where he sang in the opera A Masked Ball [Un ballo in maschera]. His first participation in the Arena di Verona Festival soon followed. Since then he appears in many major opera houses, such as La Scala, Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Real (Madrid), Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Opernhaus Zürich, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Communale di Bologna, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Arriaga (Bilbao), in Tokyo, Turin, Genoa, etc. He has sung under the direction of Riccardo Muti at La Scala, in the operas Macbeth, Rigoletto, Il conte di Luna in The troubadour [Il trovatore] and Jago in Otello. He has performed with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, Carlo Rizzi, etc. His repertoire includes all the major baritone roles of the Italian repertory, from Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Giorgio Germont in The Fallen Woman [La traviata], Simon Boccanegra and Nabucco, as well as the title role in Luigi Dallapiccola’s Ulisse. He has won prizes in several international competitions, among them the prestigious Ettore Bastianini award. He has also recorded various operas. He has performed at the GNO only once, in the role of Baron Scarpia [Tosca] (2010/11, Athens Concert Hall).