Giorgio CaoduroBaritone

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Highlights

  • Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (title role) – Teatro alla Scala, Teatro La Fenice, Florence Opera, Paris Opera, Sydney Opera House, Liceu Barcelona, Lausanne Opera, Toulouse Capitole Theatre
  • Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (title role) – Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Aix-en-Provence Festival
  • Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico) – Barcelona, Sydney, Melbourne, Bologna
  • Rossini: La Cenerentola (Dandini) – Rome, Florence, Paris, Lausanne, Frankfurt, Glyndebourne, Nice
  • Puccini: La Bohème (Marcello) – Los Angeles Opera, Sydney Opera House, Berlin State Opera
  • Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore (Belcore, Dulcamara) – Teatro alla Scala, Berlin State Opera, Lausanne Opera, Rome Opera, Teatro Regio Turin, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires
  • Gounod: Faust (Valentin) – Sydney Opera House
  • Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Lescaut) – Washington Opera, Rome Opera
  • Bizet: Carmen (Escamillo) – Lyon Opera, Welsh National Opera
  • Verdi: Rigoletto (title role) – Sydney Opera House
  • Rameau: Platée (Cithéron/Satyr) – Semperoper Dresden
  • Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes (Guy de Montfort) – Rome Opera, Welsh National Opera

Giorgio Caoduro’s ability to bring voice and drama into perfect alignment made for the night’s most satisfyingly full portrayal. Caoduro’s acting was furthermore unimpeachable. (limelightmagazine.com.au)

Biography

Born in Monfalcone, Italy, Giorgio Caoduro is one of the leading Italian baritones of his generation and one of the reigning Bel Canto singers of today.

He has appeared at such renowned opera houses as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, La Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Regio Torino, Berlin Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, Frankfurt Opera, Liceu Barcelona, Opéra de Lausanne, Toulouse Théâtre du Capitole, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Sydney Opera House.

Giorgio has collaborated 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 including 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.

Renowned for his Rossini and Donizetti, he performed the title role in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for La Scala, La Fenice, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opéra National de Paris, Liceu Barcelona, Opéra de Lausanne, Toulouse Théâtre du Capitole, Sydney Opera House, Bari Teatro Petruzzelli, Lugano LAC… and was Dandini (La Cenerentola) in Paris, Nice, Lausanne, Rome, Florence, Bologna, Frankfurt, Glyndebourne, Cardiff. He could also be seen on stage as Taddeo (L’Italiana in Algeri) at the Liceu Barcelona and as Don Profondo (Il viaggio a Reims) at the Melbourne Arts Centre.

Giorgio made his debut at the San Francisco Opera as Belcore in Donizetti’s Elisir d’amore, a role he reprised at the Lausanne Opera and at La Scala alongside Rolando Villazón and Nino Machaidze. He sang Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor in Sydney, Melbourne, Barcelona and Bologna and debuted at the Los Angeles Opera as Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’amore) under James Conlon. He appeared as Peter the Great in Il borgomastro di Saardam for the Festival Donizetti in Bergamo.

Particularly fond of Mozart, he performed as Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Aix-en-Provence Festival, and was Papgeno in Die Zauberflöte at the Sanxay Festival.

Giorgio Caoduro made his debut at the Washington National Opera as Lescaut in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and at Covent Garden as Ping in Turandot. He appeared as Marcello in La Bohème for the Los Angeles Opera, Berlin Staatsoper and Sydney Opera House.

His Verdi roles include Germont (La Traviata) at the Florida Grand Opera, Ford (Falstaff) at the Festival Verdi in Parma, Rodrigo (Don Carlos) in Hong Kong, Rolando (La Battaglia di Legnano) in Trieste and Hamburg, and the title role in Rigoletto at the Sydney Opera House.

He appeared in the TV production Rigoletto from Mantua starring Placido Domingo and Zubin Metha, which was broadcast live worldwide. Giorgio is the recipient of the 2012 Australian Green Room Award for the best Opera singer of the year.

Recent and forthcoming engagements include Cithéron/Satyr in Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ballet opera Platée in a production staged by Rolando Villazón at the Semperoper Dresden; Don Profondo (Rossini, Il viaggio a Reims) at the Sydney Opera House; Guy de Montfort (Verdi, Les vêpres siciliennes) under Daniele Gatti for the Rome Opera and Welsh National Opera where he is also starring as Escamillo (Bizet, Carmen). Giorgio reprises the role of Belcore (Donizetti, L’Elisir d’amore) at the Lausanne Opera and the title role in Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia for the Liceu Barcelona.

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