Nicola Alaimo was born in Palermo. He won the Giuseppe Di Stefano” competition in Trapani, and made his performance debut there in 1997 in La Cenerentola (Dandini). He studied in the classes of Vittoria Mazzoni and Simone Alaimo before joining the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro, where he sang the role of Raimbaud in Le Comte Ory under the direction of Alberto Zedda. His career took on an international dimension in 2003 when he performed the role of Count di Luna in Il Trovatore at the Ravenna Festival. He also sang the role of the Pharaoh (Moïse et Pharaon) under the direction of Riccardo Muti at Milan’s La Scala. He made his debut at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in Un Ballo in maschera (Renato) and, in 2006, took on the lead role in Don Pasquale under the direction of Riccardo Muti for a tour organized by the Ravenna Festival. In the seasons which followed, he sang the roles of Fra Melitone (La forza del destino) at the Maggio Musicale Festival in Florence under the direction of Zubin Mehta; Tulipano (in Paisiello’s Il Matrimonio inaspettato), Jago (Otello), and the Pharaoh at the Salzburg Festival with Riccardo Muti; Germont (La Traviata) in Ravenna and Rome, and Don Carlo (Ernani) in Catania. He has also performed numerous title roles, including Falstaff in Montpellier and Piacenza, Simon Boccanegra in Palermo and Gianni Schicchi in Trieste... He is also a regular guest at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro. He has made recent appearances at the Paris Opera in La Forza del destino (Fra Melitone) and La Cenerentola (Dandini), at the Vienna Staatsoper in L’elisir d’amore (Belcore), at the Rome Opera in Attila (Ezio) with Riccardo Muti, at Milan’s La Scala in Don Pasquale, Falstaff and Le Comte Ory, at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Monnaie in Brussels, and the Monte Carlo Opera; at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Guillaume Tell (the title role), at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper in L’elisir d’amore (Dulcamara), at the Salzburg Festival in La Cenerentola, at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Luisa Miller (Miller), and at Turin’s Teatro Regio in Il Puritani (Riccardo).
Projects: La Cena delle beffe (Neri) at Milan’s La Scala, Il Puritani at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Il Turco in italia at the Pesaro Festival, Simon Boccanegra in Antwerp, Ghent and Luxembourg, Il Trovatore in Monte Carlo, La Traviata at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, L’italiana in Algeri at the Metropolitan Opera, and Don Quichotte (Sancho) at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.
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