Roberto Alagna tenor from France

 At the age of 24, Roberto Alagna won the Pavarotti International Voice Competition in 1988 in Philadelphia. Within a very short time span, he was engaged in Glyndebourne, Monte Carlo and La Scala in Milan. There – under the direction of Riccardo Muti – the tenor impressed the audience first as Alfredo in Verdi´s La traviata and later also as duke in Rigoletto as well as as Rodolfo in Puccini´s La Bohème. Since then, Roberto Alagna is a regular guest in the world´s most significant opera houses, for example in New York, Paris, London and Vienna.

Roberto Alagna

Furthermore, he performed very successfully as Roméo in Gounod´s Roméo et Juliette, as Don Carlos in the French version of Verdi´s Don Carlos, as Des Grieux (Manon), Faust, Don José or as Edgar in the French setting of Donizetti´s Lucia di Lammermoor, as Manrico (Il trovatore), Canio (Pagliacci), Radames (Aida), Cavaradossi (Tosca) and Werther. Roberto Alagna made his debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1992 as Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore). Since then, he has sung Rodolfo, Des Grieux,  Duca, Don José, Don Carlo, Cavaradossi, Gustaf III., Werther, Alfredo and the title-role in Charles Gounod’s Faust.


In Swedish

Alagna är född i Frankrike, men hans familj kom ursprungligen från Sicilien. Han är i huvudsak självlärd och influerad av Mario Lanza. Han vann Luciano Pavarotti Voice Competition occh debuterade professionellt 1988 som Alfredo Germont i La traviata med Glyndebournes turnésällskap. Detta ledde till olika engagemang i Frankrike och Italien. Hans rykte växte vilket ledde till engagemang på La Scala som Alfredo Germont i La traviata. Han debuterade på Covent Garden 1992 och på Metropolitan som Rodolfo i La Bohème. Han gjorde stor succé som Romeo i Gounods Roméo et Juliette på Covent Garden 1994. Han invigde den nya Köpenhamnsoperan i rollen som Radames i Aida 2005.

Experienced Performances

ToscaCavaradossiMetropolitan Operabio10.10.2009
TrubadurenManricoMetropolitan Operabio30.4.2011
AidaRadamèsMetropolitan Operabio  9.2.2012
MaskeradbalenRiccardoMetropolitan Operabio8.11.2012


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