Italian baritone Alessandro Corbelli made his Royal Opera debut in 1988 as Taddeo (L’italiana in Algeri). He has since sung Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Michele (Elisabetta), Dandini and Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Malatesta and Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale), Don Geronio (Il turco in Italia), Sulpice Pingot (La Fille du régiment), Doctor Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), the Marquis of Boisfleury (Linda di Chamonix in concert) and Michonnet (Adriana Lecouvreur) for The Royal Opera. He returns in the 2016/17 Season to sing Michonnet.
Corbelli was born in Turin to a music-loving family. He studied singing with Giuseppe Valdengo and Claude Thiolas. Early appearances included roles in Mozart’s Da Ponte operas for La Scala, Milan, under Riccardo Muti. Corbelli has gone on to specialize in the music of Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti. Roles in other repertories include Ford and Falstaff (Falstaff), Sancho Panza (Don Quichotte), Marcello (La bohème), Gianni Schicchi and Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress). He appears regularly for such opera houses as La Scala, Teatro Regio, Turin, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Paris Opéra, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and the opera houses of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Corbelli is increasingly active as a teacher and has given masterclasses for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House. His recordings include DVDs of Don Pasquale (Glyndebourne), Adriana Lecouvreur, La Fille du régiment and Il barbiere di Siviglia (Royal Opera) and several CDs of Rossini operas.
Aleksandra Kurzak as Fiorilla, Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim in Il turco in Italia
Colin Lee as Don Narciso, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim, Aleksandra Kurzak as Fiorilla & Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio in Il turco in Italia
Serena Malfi, Michele Angelini, Alessandro Corbelli, Maurizio Muraro, Lucas Meachem, Janis Kelly and the Royal Opera Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia
Lucas Meachem as Figaro and Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia
Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio in Il turco in Italia, The Royal Opera
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim, Leah-Marian Jones as Zaida, Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio, Aleksandra Kursak as Fiorilla and Colin Less as Don Narciso in Il Turco in Italia
Alessandro Corbelli and lldebrando D'Arcangelo in Il turco in Italia, The Royal Opera
Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio & Aleksandra Kurzak as Fiorilla in Il turco in Italia
Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo and Maurizio Muraro as Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia
Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo and Serena Malfi as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia
Alessandro Corbelli as Sulpice in La fille du régiment
David Soar as Quinault, Sarah Castle as Mademoiselle Dangeville, Alessandro Corbelli as Michonnet, Janis Kelly as Mademoiselle Jouvenot and Iain Paton as Poisson in Adriana Lecouvreur
Maurizio Muraro, Serena Malfi, Lucas Meachem, Michele Angelini and Alessandro Corbelli in Il barbiere di Siviglia
Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio in Il turco in Italia
Thomas Allen as Prosdocimo and Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio in Il turco in Italia
Alessandro Corbelli in Adriana Lecouvreur, The Royal Opera
Michaela Schuster as Princesse de Bouillon, Alessandro Corbelli as Michonnet, Angela Gheorghiu as Adriana Lecouvreur and Bonaventura Bottone as Abbé de Chazeuil in Adriana Lecouvreur