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Pietro Spagnoli



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

In the 2013/14 Season Italian baritone Pietro Spagnoli sings Sulpice Pingot (La Fille du régiment) for The Royal Opera. He made his Royal Opera House debut as Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and has since sung Rambaldo Fernandez (La rondine) with the Company.

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, and Berlin State Opera, and in 2014 makes his debut with the Metropolitan Opera, New York. He is a sought-after interpreter of Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti and signature roles include 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 Orfeo, Lescaut (Manon Lescaut), Silvio (Pagliacci) and Count (Capriccio).

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


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