Mario Malagnini

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Salo, Lago di Garda, Italy on 12/06/58. He studied trombone at the Conservatorio di Musica di Brescia and singing under Pier Miranda Ferraro at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, obtaining his diploma in 1984. He was awarded at the Tito Gobbi International Singing Competition in 1983, and the Hans Gabor (Vienna), Caruso (Milan) and Francesco Paolo Neglia (Enna, Sicily) competitions in 1984. He perfected his singing style with Giuseppe Di Stefano and Tito Gobbi. He made his debut in 1984 at the Teatro Donizetti (Bergamo, Italy) in The Corsair [Il Corsaro]. In 1985 he sang at the Arena di Verona Festival in Attila and also appeared at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in The Fallen Woman [La traviata]. He has performed at La Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House in London, the Vienna State Opera, and in Rome, Genoa, Trieste, Munich, Lisbon, Nice, Paris, Oslo, Moscow, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Santiago (Chile). His repertoire includes leading tenor roles: Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Calaf in Turandot, Radames in Aida, Manrico in The troubadour [Il trovatore], the namesake role in Don Carlo, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, Count Loris Ipanof in Fedora and Rodolfo in Luisa Miller. His recordings include Leoncavallo’s La bohème, Carmen, The Bandits [I masnadieri], Joan of Arc [Giovanna d 'Arco] and Stiffelio, as well as Mozart’s Requiem (Opera Rara, Nuova Era, Bayer Records, etc.). He has sang at the GNO in three different occasions, performing the roles of Cavaradossi [Tosca], Don José [Carmen] (both during the 1998/99 season) and the title role in Otello, Herodeion, 2006.