Ermanno Mauro

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Trieste on 29/01/1939. In 1958 he settled in Canada (Edmonton). Initially he took vocal studies under Jean Letourneau and later he enrolled at the Royal Conservatory Opera School under George Lambert and Herman Geiger-Τorel. He made his debut in 1962 in Edmonton with the Canadian Opera Company Toronto, in the role of Manrico (The Trobadour/Il trovatore). In 1964 he won the award at the International Competition for Verdian Voices – Citta di Busseto and until 1967 he regularly appeared at the Opera Lyra Ottawa and in Vancouver. In 1967 he became house tenor at the London Royal Opera where he sang until 1972 and was distinguished in the role of Macduff [Macbeth]. In 1974 he debuted as Cavaradossi [Tosca] at the Opera of San Diego (USA). During the years 1972-1995 he performed in numerous opera houses including the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, the Manitoba Opera and the Opera de Montreal, Canada. He also appeared in Holland, Vienna, Brussels, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami and New Orleans. He made his Metropolitan Opera New York debut in 1978 in the role of Canio [Pagliacci], where he substituted for Jon Vickers and in the role of Radames [Aida]. His vast repertory included roles from the operas Turandot, Otello, Fedora, The Love for the Three Oranges [l’ Amour des Trois Oranges], Madama Butterfly, Rustic Chivalry [Cavalleria rusticana], La Traviata, Lucia di Lamermoor, Simon Boccanegra, Faust, La gioconda. During his career he worked with the National Orchestra of Scotland, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the broadcasting networks BBC and CBC. He worked with the GNO once, performing the role of Rodolfo in La bohème (1974-75).