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).