Italian baritone Massimo Cavalletti made his Royal Opera debut in 2014 singing Marcello (La bohème).
Cavalletti was born in Lucca and studied with Graziano Polidori and at the Accademia della Scala with Luciana Serra, and in masterclasses with Leyla Gencer and Leo Nucci. Cavalletti made his debut in Donizetti’s Parisina in Bergamo in 2004. He sings regularly for La Scala, Milan, in roles including Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Schaunard (La bohème), Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) and Ford (Falstaff). His other Italian appearances include Rossini’s Figaro and Doctor Malatesta (Don Pasquale) in Turin, Fra Melitone (La forza del destino) in Genoa and Enrico Ashton in Bologna. His international appearances include Enrico Ashton in Tokyo, Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) for Glyndebourne Festival and in Beijing, Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) in Berlin, Rossini’s Figaro in Hamburg and Paolo Albiani for Berlin State Opera. He has sung Marcello for La Monnaie, Brussels, Hamburg State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Zürich Opera and in Amsterdam.
Cavalletti has a strong association with Zürich Opera, where he has sung roles including Ruggiero (La Juive), Le Roi (Le Cid), Enrico Ashton, Paolo Albiani, Figaro, Ford, Belcore, Escamillo (Carmen) and Severo (Poliuto).
Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard and Gábor Bretz as Colline in La bohème, The Royal Opera
Lauri Vasar as Schaunard, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Gábor Bretz as Colline, Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera
Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera
Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard and Gábor Bretz as Colline in La bohème, The Royal Opera
Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard, Jeremy White as Benoît and Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello in La bohème, The Royal Opera