Carlo Allemano was born in Turin. He was the first prize winner of both the Toti dal Monte Singing Competition in Treviso (1989) and the Mozart Competition at the Wiener Staatsoper (1990).
Since then he has established himself as a leading opera and concert singer, having collaborated with conductors such as Christophe Rousset, Emmanuelle Haïm, René Jacobs, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Leopold Hager, Marco Guidarini, Fabio Biondi, Alessandro De Marchi, Claudio Abbado, Gianandrea Gavazzeni.
Carlo Allemano has appeared in many of the most important opera houses such as La Scala, Teatro Regio Torino, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Volksoper, Bayerische Staatsoper München, La Monnaie Brussels, Opéra National du Rhin, Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, The Israeli Opera Tel-Aviv, Barbican Theatre in London… and festivals including Glyndebourne, Potsdam Sanssouci, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Beaune, Ravenna, Martina Franca…
The Baroque repertoire has always held an important place in his career. He performed works by Cavalli, Provenzale, Pasquini, Porpora, Hasse, Purcell… He sang the title role in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with René Jacobs at the Barbican Festival London, Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, La Monnaie Bruxelles, and interpreted Il Testo (Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda) under Giovanni Antonini in several European cities.
He was Hyllus in Handel’s Hercules at the Handel-Festspiele Halle under the baton of Alessandro De Marchi; Bajazet in Tamerlano at the Lille Opera and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées; Il Tempo in Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno in Paris, Beaune, Valencia under Emmanuelle Haïm.
Among his Vivaldi roles are the title role in Ercole sul Termodonte at the Teatro La Fenice, Konzerthaus Wien and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées conducted by Fabio Biondi; title role in L’Incoronazione di Dario with Ottavio Dantone at the Teatro Regio in Turin.
Carlo has distinguished himself as an exquisite Mozart interpreter, singing the title role in La Clemenza di Tito in Innsbruck and at La Fenice with Ottavio Dantone; Don Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro) at La Scala with Riccardo Muti and in Ferrara with Claudio Abbado; Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) at the Wiener Staatsoper; Podestà (La Finta giardiniera) conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm in Dijon and at the Lille Opera.
Other past highlights include Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor under the baton of Bruno Campanella at the Teatro Regio Torino; Jarba in Mercadante’s Didone abbandonata with Alessandro De Marchi at the Innsbruck Festival; Giove in Legrenzi’s Divisione del Mondo at the Opéra National du Rhin, Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles and Köln Philharmonie.
Carlo Allemano appeared as Cassio in Verdi’s Otello at La Scala and Bayerische Staatsoper München in a production conducted by Zubin Mehta and staged by Graham Vick and performed the same composer’s Requiem under the baton of Diego Fasolis.
Since 2010, Carlo has become a “Gestalt therapist” at the Norsk Gestaltinstitutt in Oslo.
Recent and future projects include Verdi’s Macbeth (Macduff) at the Opéra de Dijon, Bach’s Matthäus-Passion at the Teatro Regio Torino, Leonora by Ferdinando Paër in Schwetzingen, Innsbruck and Bonn. Following the success of the first modern representation of the opera Merope by Riccardo Broschi, Farinelli’s brother, conducted by Maestro De Marchi at the Innsbruck Festival earlier this year, Carlo reprises the role of Polifonte at the Theater an der Wien.