Roberto Lorenzi - Basso-Baritono - W Print

Bass-baritone Roberto Lorenzi is a graduate of the “Luigi Boccherini” Institute of Musical Studies in Lucca, Italy.  Hi won the First Prize in the AsLiCo’s 62nd Competition and was awarded with the role of Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia performed in a tour in Lombardy. He is also a prize winner at “Tito Ruffo” and “Riccardo Zandonai” Opera Competions,and he was finalist of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in 2017.

In summer 2013 Lorenzi took part at the prestigious Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival; afterwards he joined Opernhaus Zürich, where he was a member of the ensemble having graduated from the theatre's International Opera Studio in the summer of 2015.

While in Zürich, he made his debut as: Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (F. Luisi conducting; released on DVD for the label Accentus), La Vengeance in Médée by Charpentier (W. Christie conducting), Montano in Otello, Caronte in Orlando Paladino, Geronimo in Il matrimonio segreto (R. Minasi conducting), Priore in La Straniera, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Don Prudenzio in a new production of Il Viaggio a Reims, Le Gouvernuer in Le Comte Ory, Zuniga in Carmen and Publio in La Clemenza di Tito (O. Dantone conducting).

Lorenzi made his Teatro alla Scala’s debut at the age of 22 in Franco Zeffirelli’s acclaimed production of La Bohème, under the baton of Daniele Rustioni.  Elsewhere he appeared as Angelotti in Tosca, Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and in the title role of Don Giovanni in Lucca; as well as Alidoro in La Cenerentola at the Giardino Scotto, Pisa, in Chieti and at the Opera de Lille; Ferrando in Il Trovatore for AsLiCo; Daland in Der fliegende Holländer as part of the Opera Domani project at Teatro Olimpico in Rome, Teatro Comunale in Bologna and Teatro Regio in Turin; Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv; Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in Pesaro;

Past engagements include also: Priore in La Straniera at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Colline in La Boheme in the Circuito Marchigiano.

In concert he performed the Verdi’s Requiem at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa; Mozart’s Requiem in Lucca and Händel’s Messiah in Madrid, Gdansk and Sevilla under the baton of Fabio Biondi, conducting the Europa Galante ensemble.

Future plans: Il Viaggio a Reims at the Wien Musikeverein; Gualtiero Valton in I Puritani in Palermo; Zuniga in Carmen at Caracalla for the summer festival of Teatro dell'Opera in Rome; Masetto in Don Giovanni in Bologna; the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Grange Festival in London and at the Norske Opera in Oslo.

 

May 2018

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