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Massimo Cavalletti

Baritone

Biography

Italian baritone Massimo Cavalletti makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2013/2014 Season singing Marcello (La bohème). He has also sung Marcello for La Monnaie, Brussels, Hamburg State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Zürich Opera and in Amsterdam.

Born in Lucca, Cavalletti studied with Graziano Polidori and at the Accademia della Scala with Luciana Serra. He has also sung in masterclasses with Leyla Gencer and Leo Nucci. Cavalletti made his debut in Donizetti’s Parisina in Bergamo (2004). His studies at La Scala have led to various performances 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. Elsewhere his appearances have included 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.

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).

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