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Maurizio Muraro



Maurizio Muraro in action.
Maurizio Muraro in I due Foscari, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2014

Italian bass Maurizio Muraro made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 as the Prince de Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur) and has since sung Geronte de Revoir (Manon Lescaut), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Jacopo Loredano (I due Foscari). In the 2015/16 Season he returns to sing Ferrando (Il trovatore).

Muraro’s competition successes included the Katia Ricciarelli Competition (1990), first prize in the 1994 Concorso Europeo di Spoleto (1994) and the Eberhard Wächter Award for Best Singer of the Season (2000). He sings regularly for such opera houses as Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Paris Opéra, Teatro di San Carlo, Genoa, La Fenice, Venice, La Scala, Milan, San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. His repertory includes Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Doctor Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Sulpice Pingot (La Fille du régiment), Sparafucile (Rigoletto) and Ramfis (Aida).

Muraro has recorded widely, under conductors including Bertrand de Billy, Antonio Pappano and Giuseppe Sinopoli. Film performances include Angelotti in Benoît Jacquot’s Tosca. Muraro is the author of the book Il pensiero dell’Arte (2013).

News and features

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Manon Lescaut

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Manon Lescaut

24 June 2014

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

Gallery: Manon Lescaut in rehearsal

Gallery: Manon Lescaut in rehearsal

10 June 2014

Jonathan Kent's new production stars Kristīne Opolais, Christopher Maltman and Jonas Kaufmann.