Dario Russo - Bass - W Print

After graduating in Russian and German Languages and Literatures, the Italian bass Dario Russo began his vocal studies with Carlo Miliciani and attended several master classes with Bill Schuman, Meinard Kraak, the baritone Carmelo Corrado Caruso and Silvano Carroli.

In 2008 Dario Russo won the "Progetto Opera Junior" of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and was selected as guest member of the Opera Studio in Amsterdam.

In the same year, he made his debut singing Orosmane in Bellini's Zaira and La Sonnambula during the Japanese tour of the Teatro Vincenzo Bellini in Catania at the Bunka Kaj Kan in Tokyo and at the Aichi Geijutsu Gekijo in Nagoya.

Dario Russo from the beginning of his career, had the chance to sing many different roles: Commendatore in Don Giovanni in Rosenheim; Hans Foltz in Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg (directed by C. Guth, conducted by S. Weigle) and Don Fernando in Fidelio at the Gran Teatre Liceu in Barcelona; Monterone in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Obidos Opera Festival in Portugal; Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (directed by R. Carsen under the baton of D. Renzetti) at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Banquo in Verdi’s Macbeth at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (RBO Sinfonia, dir Robbert van Stijn); Zaccaria in a production of Nabucco in Dordrecht at the Kunstmin Schouwburg; Bethune in Vespri Siciliani at the Teatro Regio in Parma and at the Teatro Regio in Turin; Zio Bonzo in Madama Butterfly for the Fondazione Spontini- Pergolesi in Jesi; Dottor Grenvil in La Traviata at the Teatro Regio in Turin; Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste; Tom Un ballo in maschera at the Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata; Rolando in Gemma di Vergy at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo; Oroveso in Norma at the Teatro Comunale in Sassari and at the Teatro Astra in Gozo; Zuniga in Carmen at the Royal Opera House in Muscat; Wagner in Gounod’s Faust and Wächter der Druiden in Die erste Walpurgisnacht at the Teatro Bellini in Catania.

Furthermore he was Hoteliêr in Massenet’s Manon (directed by L. Pelly, conducted by F.Luisi) at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor (under the baton of N. Santi) and as Moser in I Masnadieri at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples; Colline in La Bohème at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste; Timur in Turandot at Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo; Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor for AsLiCo in Milan; Capulet in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette and Gran Sacerdote di Belo in Nabucco at the Teatro Comunale in Sassari; Re in Aida in Naples; Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Motecchi for the Fondazione Arena di Verona and for the Royal Opera Haus in Muscat; Padre Guardiano in La forza del destino at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa; Verdi's Requiem with the Haydn Orchester of Bozen; Polibio in the Rossini's opera Demetrio e Polibio at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples; Vieillard Hebreu in Samson et Dalila at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome (directed by La Fura dels Baus); Commendatore in Don Giovanni at the Opera Basel; Sire of Bethune in Vespri Siciliani for the ABAO (Bilbao).

Past engagements have included Verdi's Attila, Enrico VIII in Donizetti's Anna Bolena and Rossini's Stabat Mater at the Teatro Bellini in Catania; Count Walter in Verdi’s Luisa Miller in Naples; Ramfis in Aida at the Teatro in Ascoli and at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari. He was invited at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad to sing the role of Procida for the world premiere of Il Vespro siciliano by Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner; Dario Russo also sang the role of Oroveso in Norma in Cagliari and at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo; Petite Messe Solennelle at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and Gran Sacerdote di Belo in Nabucco at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Verdi's Attila at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari; .

Dario Russo develops as well a prolific concert activity, among which stand out his appearances in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, in Verdi’s Requiem, in Dvorak's Stabat Mater, in Mendelssohn's Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, in Gomes' Colombo, in Haendel’s Coronation Anthems, in the Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater by Rossini and in the Mozart’s Requiem and in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony he starred with the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra in Milan, Gianluigi Gelmetti conducting.

Most recent engagements include: Lucia di Lammemoor (Raimondo) at the New Isreali Opera in Tel Aviv, at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, in Naples, in Gozo; La Bohème (Colline) in Parma and in Singapore; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Teatro dal Verme in Milan and in Pavia (under D. Renzetti); Nabucco at the Terme di Caracalla with the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome; Il Trovatore (Ferrando) in Oviedo; Rigoletto (Sparafucile) and Rossini's Stabat Mater in Genoa; I Masnadieri (Moser) and Sonnambula (Rodolfo) in Rome; Rigoletto in Taormina, Ljubljana and Toulon; Verdi's Requiem in Malmö; Elisabetta al Castello di Kenilworth at the Festival Donizetti in Bergamo; Anna Bolena at the Opera in Rome; Macbeth in Limoges, Reims and Massy; Luisa Miller in Essen; Attila at the Teatro Lirico in cagliari; Les Vêpres siciliennes at the Opera in Rome where he also starred in Aida  at the Caracalla's bath, Mozart's Requiem in Cagliari; a lyric concert in Cartagena and  Norma in Catania.

Plans include: Macbeth in Djon; I Capuleti e i Montecchi in Sevilla; Pulcinella at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples.

September 2021

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