Alex Esposito Bass baritone

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Alex Esposito was born in Bergamo (Italy). In 2007, he received the Franco Abbiati Prize, an award bestowed by the Italian critics to the best opera singer of the previous year. 

He performs at many of the great opera houses and international festivals (Milan’s La Scala, La Fenice in Venice, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Royal Opera House in London, the Teatro Real in Madrid...) 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 Robert Carsen, 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 (The magic flute) at La Scala and in Munich, Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) at London’s Royal Opera House, and in Munich, Brussels, and Amsterdam; and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. 

He makes 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). 

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 Méphistophélès (Faust) at La Fenice in Venice, Créon (Oedipus Rex) at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in Caracalla, Enrico VIII (Anna Bolena) in Valencia, Dulcamara (L’elisir d'amore) at the Vienna Staatsoper and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Pharaon (Moses und Aaron) and Selim (Il Turco in Italia) at Milan’s La Scala, and Kaspar (Der Freischütz) in Vienna.

At the Paris Opera: La Cenerentola (Alidoro), 2011 ; Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro), 2012 ; The magic flute (Papageno), 2021 ; Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio), 2022

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 26 September to 18 October 2024

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