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Alex Esposito was born in Bergamo (Italy). In 2007, he received the prestigious Franco Abbiati Prize, an award bestowed by the Italian critics to the best opera singer of the previous year.
He performs regularly at many of the great opera houses and international festivals (Milan’s La Scala, La Fenice in Venice, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Royal Opera House in London, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Paris Opera, and the Salzburg and Aix Festivals) and he has sung under the baton of conductors like Claudio Abbado, Antonio Pappano, Myung-Whun Chung, Kent Nagano, Daniele Gatti, and Fabio Biondi.
He has also worked with numerous directors including Peter Mussbach, Claus Guth, Graham Vick, Damiano Michieletto and Pierluigi Pizzi.
His roster of roles includes Leporello (Don Giovanni) at Milan’s La Scala, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; Papageno at La Scala and in Munich (where he became the first Italian singer to perform the role in German), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) at London’s Royal Opera House, the Paris Opera and in Munich, Brussels, and Amsterdam; and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.
He makes regular guest appearances at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, where he has appeared in La Gazza ladra (Fernando Villabella), La Cenerentola (Alidoro), Mosè in Egitto (Pharaon), L’italiana in Algeri (Mustafa), and Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro).
In 2016, he received the “Premio d’oro” for his performances in Pesaro. He has also appeared as Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress) and Philippe II (Don Carlo) at La Fenice in Venice, and he recently played Selim (Il Turco in Italia) at Milan’s La Scala.
Since then, he has sung the four maleficent roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Munich, Stuttgart and Berlin (the Deutsche Oper); Henry VIII (Anna Bolena) and Méphistophélès (La Damnation de Faust) at the Rome Opera; Assur (Sémiramis) at La Fenice; Banco (Macbeth) and Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) at the Macerata Festival, Méphistophélès (Faust) at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) at the Paris Opera.
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