Italian tenor Antonio Poli sings Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. He made his Royal Opera debut in 2012 as Cassio (Otello).
Poli was born in Viterbo and studied in Rome with Romualdo Savastano, with whom he continues to learn. In 2008 he joined the Junges Ensemble of Semperoper Dresden and in 2010 took part in the prestigious Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival. His operatic appearances since early 2010 have included Don Ottavio in Graz, Young Sailor and Shepherd (Tristan und Isolde) in Genoa, Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Valencia, Macduff (Macbeth) in Rome under Muti, Ismaele (Nabucco) also in Rome, Alfredo Germont (La traviata) in Venice, Count (I due Figaro) at Teatro Real, Madrid, Fenton (Falstaff) for Glyndebourne Festival and at La Scala, Milan, both in Milan and on tour, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) for Berlin State Opera and in Graz and Madrid, and Cassio for Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Poli performs widely in concert under conductors such as Koenigs, McCreesh, Pappano and Rizzi. His concert repertory includes Rossini’s Petite Messe solenelle, Penderecki’s Polish Requiem, various sacred works by Mozart and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat. Performances include New Year concerts at La Fenice, Venice, under Harding, and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta under Bolton.
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25 July 2012
Star-studded line-up includes former competition winners and superstar tenor Plácido Domingo.