Simone Alberghini – basbaryton
Born in Bologna, bass-baritone Simone Alberghini has interpreted mostly the great rôles of the Italian repertoire. Since his début at Turin’s Teatro Regio in I Capuleti e Montecchi (1993), and in the wake of his victory at the prestigious Operalia competition in 1994, he has appeared in the most important theatres in Europe and America, including Milan’s La Scala, New York’s Metropolitan, Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Opéra of Avignon, Los Angeles Opera, the Vienna State Opera, Rome Opera, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Turin Teatro Regio and Pesaro Rossini Opera Festival. He has collaborated with renowned conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Vladimir Jurowski, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Riccardo Chailly and Michael Tilson Thomas, and with famous orchestras, among them the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Among his noteworthy recordings are I Capuleti e i Montecchi for BMG (Lorenzo), and Tancredi for FONITCETRA.