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José Fardilha

Baritone

Biography

José Fardilha in action.
José Fardilha as Don Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Mark Douet

Portuguese baritone José Fardilha made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia).

Fardilha was born in Lisbon. After winning the Toti dal Monte Competition he went on to make his professional debut as Leporello (Don Giovanni) in Treviso, Strasbourgh and Trieste. He has since performed for leading international opera houses and festivals including La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Salzburg Festival, Barbican Centre, Paris Opéra, Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Zürich Opera House, Teatro Regio, Turin, Rome Opera, La Fenice, Venice, Maggio Musicale, Florence, Sferisterio di Macerata, Festival della Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, and the Israeli Opera. He has collaborated with conductors including Claudio Abbado, Paolo Arrivabeni, Paolo Carignani, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti and with directors including Gianfranco De Bosio, Emilio Sagi, and Giorgio Strehler. Opera engagements include Don Pasquale for Glyndebourne Festival, Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) in Leipzig and Fra Melitone (La forza del destino) in Geneva.

Fardilha’s many concert engagements have included Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle with Michel Corboz, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Dimitri Kitaenko and Les Noces, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Carmina Burana and Handel’s Messiah.

Photos

Madeleine Pierard, José Fardilha, Ferruccio Furlanetto, member of the Royal Opera House Chorus, Vito Priante, Javier Camarena and Daniela Mack in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Basilio, José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Madeleine Pierard as Berta, Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva, Vito Priante as Figaro and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

José Fardilha as Don Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

José Fardilha as Don Bartolo and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

José Fardilha as Don Bartolo and Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto, José Fardilha, Daniela Mack, Madeleine Pierard, Javier Camarena, Vito Priante and the Royal Opera House Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Basilio, Vito Priante as Figaro, Daniela Mack as Rosina and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto, José Fardilha, Vito Priante, Javier Camarena, Madeleine Pierard and Daniela Mack in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro, José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto, José Fardilha, Vito Priante, Javier Camarena, Madeleine Pierard, Daniela Mack and members of the Royal Opera House Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Basilio, José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva, Madeleine Pierard as Berta and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Daniela Mack as Rosina and José Fardilha as Don Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Basilio and José Fardilha as Don Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

José Fardilha as Don Bartolo and Vito Priante as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

José Fardilha