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Pietro Spagnoli

Baritone

Biography

Pietro Spagnoli in action.
Pietro Spagnoli in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2014

Italian baritone Pietro Spagnoli made his Royal Opera House debut as Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and has since sung Rambaldo Fernandez (La rondine) and Sulpice Pingot (La Fille du régiment) for The Royal Opera.

Spagnoli was born in Rome and sang as an alto in the choir of the Sistine Chapel between the ages of eight and 13. He made his operatic debut in 1987 at the Festival della Valle d’Itria, and went on to perform Pergolesi´s Livietta e Tracollo at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence later that year. He now performs regularly in major opera houses, including La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Berlin State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. He is a sought-after interpreter of Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti with signature roles including Don Giovanni and Leporello (Don Giovanni), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Figaro and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Don Alfonso and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Belcore and Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) and Malatesta (Don Pasquale). His other repertory includes Monteverdi's Orfeo, Lescaut (Manon Lescaut), Silvio (Pagliacci) and Count (Capriccio).

Spagnoli has worked with such renowned conductors as Maurizio Benini, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, René Jacobs, Lorin Maazel and Antonio Pappano. Spagnoli is also a prolific Lied and concert singer and has recorded widely on CD and DVD with such labels as Harmonia Mundi, Ricordi, Opera Rara and Naxos.

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