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Alex Esposito



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Alex Esposito in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mark Douet, 2014

Italian bass-baritone Alex Esposito sings Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. Esposito made his Royal Opera debut in 2007 as Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and sang Leporello in the 2008/9 Season for the Company.

Esposito was born in Bergamo. Following initial training as an actor, he studied singing with Romano Roma and Sherman Lowe. He has appeared at the world’s leading opera houses in major Mozart roles for baritone and bass-baritone, including Leporello for La Scala, Milan, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Bavarian State Opera, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) at La Scala (the first Italian singer to perform the role in German there), Figaro for Paris Opéra, Publio (La clemenza di Tito) for La Monnaie, Brussels, and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) in Rome and Toulouse. He also sings many Rossini roles, including Alidoro, Faraone (Mosè in Egitto), Selim (Il turco in Italia) and Mustafà (L’italiana in Algeri). He is a regular guest artist with the Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opéra and at the Rossini Festival, Pesaro. In 2013 he made his role debut as the four villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at Norwegian National Opera.

Esposito also enjoys recital work and in 2013 gave a recital of Italian songs and opera arias as part of the Rosenblatt Song Series at the Wigmore Hall.


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