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Alex Esposito

Bass-Baritone

Biography

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

Italian bass-baritone Alex Esposito made his Royal Opera debut in 2007 as Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and has since sung Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) for the Company. He returns in the 2014/15 Season to sing Leporello.

Esposito was born in Bergamo. He initially trained as an actor and later 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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News and features

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

29 August 2014

Company to perform Macbeth and Don Giovanni in Tokyo, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Don Giovanni

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Don Giovanni

12 February 2014

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

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