Pietro Spagnoli, already applauded in the rôle of the poet Prosdocimo in Il turco in Italia, accompanied at the piano by Giulio Zappa, will open the Concerti di Belcanto with his recital at the Auditorium Pedrotti on Thursday 11th August at 4.30 p.m.
The programme includes pieces by C.W. Gluck (Paride ed Elena), G. Giordani (Caro mio ben), F. L. Gassmann (L’opera seria), W.A. Mozart (Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro), D. de Séverac (Stances à Madame de Pompadour), G. Rossini (Péchés de vieillesse and La Cenerentola), F. Poulenc (La courte paille) and G. Verdi (Falstaff).
The baritone Pietro Spagnoli was born in Rome. He is an acclaimed interpreter of the operas of Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti as well as baroque music. His most frequented rôles are the Count Almaviva, Leporello, Don Giovanni, Guglielmo and Don Alfonso, Malatesta, Dulcamara, Sulpice, and Rossini’s Figaro, Dandini and Don Magnifico. Recently he has added Falstaff to his repertoire with great success. He has sung in the leading theatres, from the Royal Opera House to La Scala, from the Vienna Staatsoper to the Metropolitan, New York (where he made his first appearance in 2015, as Dandini, returning in 2016 as Dulcamara), from the Liceu, Barcelona to the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. The Rossini Opera Festival has already heard him in: 1989 Bianca e Falliero (Capellio); 1991 Otello (Elmiro); 1992 Messa di Gloria; 1995 Matilde di Shabran; 1997 Il Signor Bruschino (Gaudenzio); 1999 Adina (Califfo), E fra i colpi d’un doppio cannone; 2001La gazzetta (Filippo), 2002 La pietra del paragone (Macrobio).