Leonardo Cortellazzi Tenor

Biography

Born in Mantua, Italy, Leonardo Cortellazzi was trained at the Academy of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, with Leyla Gencer. He performed several roles on the stage of Teatro alla Scala, including Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Alberto (L’Occasione fa il ladro), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Tempo (Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno) and sang in the world premiere production of Kurtág’s Fin de partie.

He has made guest appearances on the great Italian stages (La Fenice in Venice, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, the Teatro Filarmonico, the Verona Arena, the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, and the Festival della Valle d’Itria) in a wide repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to contemporary works, from Mozart and Verdi to Belcanto (Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Alfredo in La Traviata, Admet in Alceste, Idraote in Armida, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Fenton in Falstaff, Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow, Fadinard in Il Capello di paglia di Firenze…).

He sang the title role in Pacini’s Don Giovanni at the Rossini Festival in in Bad Wildbad, Goffredo (Rinaldo) at La Fenice in Venice and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Toffolo (Le Baruffe) and Jaquino (Fidelio) at La Fenice in Venice, Mastro Trabucco (La forza del destino) at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Lord Percy (Anna Bolena) at the Sydney Opera. More recently, he performed the roles of Don Ottavio in Tokyo, Lord Arturo Bucklaw (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Milan, Nagg (Fin de partie) in Budapest, Hamburg and Cologne.

At the Paris Opera: Fin de partie (Nagg), 2022; Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Andrès, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio, Frantz), 2023

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