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Maurizio Muraro

Bass

Biography

Maurizio Muraro in action.
Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

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), Jacopo Loredano (I due Foscari) and 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.

Photos

Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando, Marina Prudenskaya as Azucena and Christopher Maltman as Count di Luna in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando, Christopher Maltman as Count di Luna, Gregory Kunde as Manrico, Anna Pirozzi as Leonora and Lauren Fagan as Ines in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Maurizio Muraro in I due Foscari, The Royal Opera

Maurizio Muraro, Serena Malfi, Lucas Meachem, Michele Angelini and Alessandro Corbelli in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Maurizio Muraro

Kristīne Opolais as Manon Lescaut and Maurizio Muraro as Geronte de Ravoir in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera

Kristīne Opolais as Manon Lescaut and Maurizio Muraro as Geronte de Ravoir in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera

Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo and Maurizio Muraro as Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando and Christopher Maltman as Count di Luna in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Manon Lescaut directed by Jonathan Kent. The Royal Opera. Christopher Maltman as Lescaut and Maurizio Muraro as Geronte de Ravoir Photograph by Bill Cooper

Christopher Maltman as Lescaut and Maurizio Muraro as Geronte de Ravoir in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi, Michele Angelini, Alessandro Corbelli, Maurizio Muraro, Lucas Meachem, Janis Kelly and the Royal Opera Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Maurizio Muraro in rehearsal for his role Geronte de Ravoir in Manon Lescaut

Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando, Marina Prudenskaya as Azucena and Christopher Maltman as Count di Luna in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Maurizio Muraro in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera

Maurizio Muraro as Geronte de Ravoir in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera