Nicola Alaimo will be the protagonist of the concert taking place at the open-air theatre in Piazza del Popolo on Monday 10th August at 8.30 p.m., accompanied by the Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini conducted by Alessandro Bonato.
Nicola Alaimo, baritone, was born in Palermo; he sings at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, the Teatro Regio, Turin, the Salzburg Festival, the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels, the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Montecarlo Opéra, the Paris Opéra, the Rome Opera, the Royal Opera House, London, the Teatro Real, Madrid, the Deutsche Oper, Berlin. He has collaborated regularly with Maurizio Benini, Bruno Campanella, Gianluigi Gelmetti, James Levine, Michele Mariotti, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Evelino Pidò, Jean Christophe Spinosi.
He enjoyed great success at Pesaro in the title rôle of Guillaume Tell, which he has also sung in the theatres of Paris, Montecarlo, Amsterdam, Munich and Brussels. His future engagements include Attila and L’elisir d’amore at the Chicago Lyric Opera; Don Pasquale in Palermo; La Cenerentola in Madrid; Adriana Lecouvreur and Don Pasquale in Vienna; Nabucco in Geneva; Macbeth in Marseilles; L’elisir d’amore and L’Italiana in Algeri in Vienna; Attila in Chicago.
The concert programme consists of the Overture and Mustafà’s aria “Già d’insolito ardore” from L’Italiana in Algeri; Bartolo’s aria “A un Dottor della mia sorte”, the Overture and Figaro’s Aria “Largo al factotum” from Il barbiere di Siviglia; Don Profondo’s Aria “Io! Medaglie incomparabili” from Il viaggio a Reims; the Overture to Così fan tutte; Don Giovanni’s Aria “Fin ch’han dal vino” from Don Giovanni; Figaro’s Aria “Non più andrai, farfallone amoroso” from Le nozze di Figaro; Dulcamara’s Cavatina “Udite, udite o rustici” from L’elisir d’amore; the Overture to Luisa Miller; Germont’s Aria “Di Provenza il mar, il suol” from La traviata; Jago’s Monolgue “Credo in un Dio crudel” from Otello; the Overture to Gina and Michonnet’s Monologue “Ecco il monologo” from Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea; Gérard’s Monologue “Nemico della Patria” from Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano.