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Pietro Spagnoli

Baritone

Biography

Pietro Spagnoli in action.
Pietro Spagnoli in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2014

Italian baritone Pietro Spagnoli made his Royal Opera debut as Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and has since sung Rambaldo Fernandez (La rondine) and Sulpice Pingot (La Fille du régiment) for The Royal Opera. He returns in the 2018/19 Season as Sulpice Pingot.

Spagnoli was born in Rome and sang as an alto in the choir of the Sistine Chapel between the ages of eight and 13. He made his operatic debut in 1987 at the Festival della Valle d’Itria, and went on to perform Pergolesi’s Livietta e Tracollo at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence later that year. He now performs regularly for companies including La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Berlin State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. He is a sought-after interpreter of Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti, in roles including Figaro and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni and Leporello (Don Giovanni), Don Alfonso and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Figaro and Doctor Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dandini and Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Mustafà (L’italiana in Algeri), Selim and Prosdocimo (Il turco in Italia), Belcore and Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) and Don Pasquale and Malatesta (Don Pasquale). Other repertory includes Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Fra Melitone (La forza del destino), Sir John Falstaff, Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) and Count (Capriccio).

Spagnoli has worked with conductors including Maurizio Benini, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, René Jacobs, Lorin Maazel and Antonio Pappano. He is also a prolific Lied and concert singer and has recorded widely on CD and DVD with such labels as Harmonia Mundi, Ricordi, Opera Rara and Naxos.

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Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot, Enkelejda Shkoza as Marquise de Berkenfield and Donald Maxwell as Hortensius in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot, Sabine Devieilhe as Maria, Enkelejda Shkoza as Marquise de Berkenfield and Donald Maxwell as Hortensius in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli as Figaro and Juan Diego Flórez as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice in La Fille du régiment

Patrizia Ciofi as Marie and Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice in La Fille du régiment

Patrizia Ciofi as Marie and Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice in La Fille du régiment

Juan Diego Flórez as Tonio and Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice in La Fille du régiment

Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot and Sabine Devieilhe as Maria in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Patrizia Ciofi as Marie and Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice in La Fille du régiment

Production photo of La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Sabine Devieilhe as Maria and Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Sabine Devieilhe as Maria and Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot and Sabine Devieilhe as Maria in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli

Sabine Devieilhe as Maria, Javier Camarena as Tonio and Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot and Sabine Devieilhe as Maria in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice Pingot, Javier Camarena as Tonio and Sabine Devieilhe as Maria in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera

Patrizia Ciofi as Marie and Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice in La Fille du régiment

Ewa Podles as La Marquise de Berkenfeld and Pietro Spagnoli as Sulpice in La Fille du régiment

Juan Diego Flórez and Pietro Spagnoli in Il barbiere di Siviglia