Alessandro Corbelli was born in Turin and studied under Giuseppe Valdengo and Claude Thiolas. He is considered to be one of the best performers of the Mozartian and bel canto repertoires today. Since 1989, he has sung regularly at Milan’s La Scala (Così fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Lodoiska, Le Comte Ory, La Cenerentola, Fedora, Il Barbiere di Siviglia), London’s Royal Opera House (L’Italiana in Algeri, Così fan tutte, La Cenerentola, Don Pasquale, La Fille du régiment, Il Turco in Italia, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Adriana Lecouvreur), the Vienna Staatsoper (Così fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, I Puritani, La Cenerentola), the New York Metropolitan Opera (La Cenerentola, L’Italiana in Algeri, Gianni Schicchi, L’elisir d’amore, La Cenerentola), and the Paris Opera (La Cenerentola, L’Italiana in Algeri, Così fan tutte, Madame Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi, La Fille du régiment, Adriana Lecouvreur).
He has also appeared on the stage in Munich, Cologne, Geneva, Madrid, Barcelona, Toulouse, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Florence, Turin and at many of the great festivals (Edinburgh, Salzburg, the Rossini Festival in Pesaro).
He made his Glyndebourne Festival debut in 1985 in La Cenerentola (Dandini) and was invited back to perform in Don Giovanni (Leporello) and sing the title roles in Gianni Schicchi and Don Pasquale. More recently, he played Don Magnifico in Los Angeles and Chicago and then again at the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna Staatsoper and the Rome Opera.
His other roles include Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and London, Gianni Schicchi at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Geronio (Il Turco in Italia) at the Aix Festival (2014) and in Santiago, Chile, Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) in Houston, Il Signor Bruschino at the Théâtre des Champs‑Élysées, and Dulcamara at the Metropolitan Opera. Last season he sang the role of Fra Melitone (La Forza del destino) for the first time at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Alessandro Corbelli has lent his voice to numerous recordings, including Adriana Lecouvreur (ROH London), Gianni Schicchi and Don Pasquale (Glyndebourne). He was awarded the Premio Abbiati della critica musicale Italiana for his interpretation of Leporello at Milan’s La Scala and he received the Rossini d’Oro for his performance as Don Geronio in Pesaro.
La Fille du régiment at the Metropolitan Opera, La Forza del destino at the Royal Opera House in London and the, Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Glyndebourne Festival.