On Tuesday 21 August at 4.00 p.m. at the Auditorium Pedrotti, Carlo Lepore will offer an unusual concert accompanied by the Wind Nonet of the Teatro Comunale, Bologna. The programme consists of music by Mozart (Die Zauberflöte and Don Giovanni), Rossini (La scala di seta, Il viaggio a Reims, La Cenerentola and L’Italiana in Algeri) and Donizetti (Don Pasquale), all arranged by Stefano Squarzina.
The Wind Nonet consists of Devis Mariotti (flute), Paolo Grazia and Gianluca Pellegrino (oboe), Simone Nicoletta and Adriana Boschi (clarinet), Stefano Pignatelli and Sergio Boni (horn), Massimo Ferretti Incerti and Guido Giannuzzi (bassoon).
Carlo Lepore, bass, born in Naples, has studied with Gonzaga, Montarsolo, Giardina and Zedda. Appearing in many of the principal international theatres and festivals, he has worked with such conductors as Muti, Campanella, Prêtre, Gelmetti, Noseda and Pappano. Recently he has sung Don Pasquale at the Bolshoi, Falstaff in Parma, Bari and Turin, Gianni Schicchi in Paris, Dulcamara at La Fenice, Basilio in London, Bartolo in Tokyo and Mustafà at the Champs Elysées. Among future engagements are a return to La Scala with Manon, to Paris with Il barbiere, to Geneva and Rome with La Cenerentola, to Turin with L’Italiana, to Beijing with Don Giovanni.
A regular visitor to our Festival, in 2000 he sang in Le siège de Corinthe (Hiéros), in 2003 Adina (Mustafà), in 2004 Matilde di Shabran (Ginardo), in 2005 Bianca e Falliero (Capellio), in 2009 La scala di seta (Blansac), in 2012 Il signor Bruschino (Gaudenzio), in 2014 Armida (Idraote, Astarotte), in 2015 L’inganno felice (Tarabotto) and in 2017 Torvaldo e Dorliska (Giorgio).