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CARLO LEPORE

The bass Carlo Lepore was born in Naples but lives in Rome, where he studied singing under the guidance of Alessandra Gonzaga and graduated in law at the university. Winner of several competitions, he made his début in Spoleto with Salieri’s La Locandiera (Marchese di Forlimpopoli), L’elisir d’amore (Dulcamara), Britten’s The Prodigal Son (Father) and Monteverdi’s Il ballo delle ingrate (Plutone). Highlights of his several past performances include the title rôle in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, 1992, with Bellugi), Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte (Stadttheater Klagenfurt, 1995), Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola (Bari, Rome), Leporello in Don Giovanni (Spoleto, Perugia, Terni, Orvieto, Todi), the title rôle in Don Quichotte by Solci (Ravenna Festival, 1994), Conte Robinson in Il matrimonio segreto (Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli), Pulcinella in Il convitato di pietra by Tritto (Naples, 1995), Maestro in Le convenienze e inconvenienze teatrali (Naples, 1997), Gianpaolo Lasagna in Cimarosa’s Le astuzie femminili (Messina, 1996), as well as Colline in La Bohème (Cosenza), Mustafà in L’italiana in Algeri (S.Cruz de Tenerife), Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia by Paisiello (Siena), Don Carissimo in La Dirindina by Scarlatti, Nibbio in L’impresario delle Canarie by GB Martini (Messina) and Filippo di Coburgo in Mayerling by Giuranna (Rome), Vescovo in La fiamma at the Wexford Opera Festival 1997, Don Pomponio in Auletta’s La locandiera (Ravenna, 1998), Norton in La cambiale di matrimonio in Trieste, Bartolomeo in Il furioso all’isola di S. Domingo in Bergamo (1998), the Bonze in Madama Butterfly in Verona (1999). These and many other engagements throughout Europe marked a highly successful career, which has included appearances at La Scala as Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro (2002) with Muti, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Rizzi Brignoli, Turandot (Ping) with Prêtre and the staging of Asari (2001), in L’italiana in Algeri (Mustafà; 2003). He has sung Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia and in Un giorno di regno in Nancy, Le nozze di Figaro (Bartolo) at the Houston Grand Opera, and in Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross with Radio della Televisione Svizzera Italiana in Lugano.


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