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Alex Esposito

Bass-Baritone

Biography

Alex Esposito in action.
Alex Esposito as Leporello in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Italian bass-baritone Alex Esposito made his Royal Opera debut in 2007 as Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and has since sung Leporello (Don Giovanni, including on tour with The Royal Opera to Japan), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) and Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore).

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) for 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), Mustafà (L’italiana in Algeri), Assur (Semiramide), Fernando Villabella (La gazza ladra) and Mahomet II (Le Siège de Corinthe). Further engagements include the four villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) for Norwegian National Opera and Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress) for La Fenice, Venice. 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, among others.

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.

Videos

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.

Photos

Alex Esposito in L’elisir d’Amore (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Alex Esposito in L’elisir d’Amore (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Paolo Bordogna, Alex Esposito, and Pretty Yende in l’elisir d’amore (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Pretty Yende and Alex Esposito in l’elisir d’amore (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Liparit Avetisyan and Alex Esposito in L’elisir d’Amore (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Alex Esposito

Alex Esposito as Leporello, Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Figaro and Artists of the Royal Opera in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Alex Esposito as Leporello in Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello in Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Camilla Tilling as Susanna and Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Alex Esposito in Le nozze di Figaro

Alex Esposito as Leporello, Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello, Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Commendatore and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito in L’elisir d’Amore (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Liparit Avetisyan and Alex Esposito in L’elisir d’Amore (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni and Alex Esposito as Leporello in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Liparit Avetisyan and Alex Esposito in L’elisir d’Amore (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Alex Esposito in L’elisir d’Amore (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Dorothea Röschmann as Donna Elvira, Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni, Alex Esposito as Leporelloin Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello in Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello in Don Giovanni