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Piero Pretti made his professional debut on a European tour in 2006 performing the role of Rodolfo in La Bohème. He played Alfredo in La Traviata in Jesi and Treviso, the title role in Poliuto in Sassari, Manrico in Il Trovatore in Ravenna, and Achille in Iphigénie en Aulide at the Rome Opera under the baton of Riccardo Muti. In 2011, he sang the role of Arrigo in Les Vêpres Siciliennes with Gianandrea Noseda conducting at the Teatro Regio in Turin and he performed a programme of Verdi’s arias at the Ravenna Festival under the musical direction of Riccardo Muti.
He returned to Turin to perform in Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo), Rigoletto (the Duke of Mantua) and La Traviata and then went on to sing in Luisa Miller (Rodolfo), Rigoletto and Un ballo in maschera (Riccardo). He has also appeared in Lucia di Lammermoor at Milan’s La Scala, Rigoletto at the Teatro Regio in Parma, I due Foscari (Jacopo Foscari) in Palermo, Madame Butterfly (Pinkerton) in Auckland, Il Trovatore and La Traviata at La Fenice in Venice, Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, La Traviata at the Vienna Staatsoper, Rigoletto at the Vienna Staatsoper, Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, London’s Covent Garden and the Rome Opera, and Nabucco (Ismaele) at the Chorégies d’Orange Festival (in July 2014).
More recently, he sang in Madame Butterfly in Bilbao, Turin, the Vienna Staatsoper and then returned to the role for his debut appearances at the Paris Opera and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.
His other recent performances include Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, the Hamburg Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House in Muscat and the Paris Opera, La Traviata in Venice and Turin, Nabucco at the Verona Arena, La Bohème at the Vienna Staatsoper, Rigoletto at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Il Trovatore at the Macerata Festival and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Anna Bolena (Lord Percy) at Milan’s La Scala, Macbeth (Macduff) at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Edinburgh and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Un ballo in maschera at the Vienna Staatsoper, and La Bohème at the Teatro Real in Madrid.
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