Born in Monfalcone, Italy, Giorgio Caoduro is rapidly becoming one of the leading Italian baritones of his generation.
He has made debuts in recent seasons at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Opéra National de Paris, Berlin Staatsoper, Frankfurt Opera, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Aix-en-Provence and others.
Giorgio has worked with conductors such as Carlo Rizzi, Jesús López-Cobos, Riccardo Frizza, Bruno Bartoletti, Daniel Harding, Bruno Campanella, Nicola Luisotti, Daniel Oren, James Conlon, Michel Plasson, Zubin Mehta… and directors like Pier Luigi Pizzi, Jérôme Savary, Massimo Ranieri, Irina Brook, Sir Peter Hall, Toni Servillo, Luca Ronconi, Stefano Vizioli, Denis Krief, Andrei Serban, Francisco Negrin, Marco Bellocchio and Laurent Pelly.
Upcoming performances embrace the roles of Papgeno in Mozart’s Zauberflöte at the Sanxay Festival; Dandini in Rossini’s Cenerentola in Florence; Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff in Parma and at the Festival Verdi; Peter the Great in Donizetti’s Borgomastro di Saardam at the Festival Donizetti in Bergamo; Taddeo in Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri at the Liceu Barcelona; Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Sydney Opera House, Belcore in L’Elisir d’amore in Lausanne, the title role in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Liceu Barcelona…
In the 2012/13 season Giorgio Caoduro made his debut at the Washington National Opera as Lescaut in Manon Lescaut and debuted at the Florida Grand Opera as Germont in La Traviata. He also returned to Sydney for Lucia di Lammermoor. Engagements for the 2013/14 season include performing at the Opéra de Lausanne in a production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Figaro.
Between 2008 and 2012 he returned to La Scala as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and as Belcore in L’Elisir d’amore alongside with Rolando Villazon and Nino Machaidze. He was Dandini in La Cenerentola for the Opéra de Nice and Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in both Toulouse and Sydney. Caoduro made his debut at the San Francisco Opera as Belcore in L’Elisir d’amore opposite Ramon Vargas and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Ping in Turandot. He debuted at the Los Angeles Opera with the role of Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore under James Conlon. He was also seen on the stage of the Berlin Staatsoper.
Other notable past engagements for Giorgio Caoduro include L’Italiana in Algeri and La Bohème at the Berlin Staatsoper and in Aix-en-Provence; Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Opéra National de Paris and at the LAC in Lugano; La Cenerentola in Glyndebourne, Frankfurt and Paris.
He recently appeared in the TV production Rigoletto from Mantua starring Placido Domingo and Zubin Metha, which was broadcast live worldwide. He is the recipient of the 2012 Australian Green Room Award for the best Opera singer of the year.