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Visiting Artist

Dario Solari

Dario Solari started his studies at the National School in Montevideo (Uruguay), his native town, then specialized in Italy under the guidance of Paolo Washington. He participated in several competitions, winning: "Best Young Singer" award at the "Ferruccio Tagliavini" competition in Deutschlandberg; "Tito Schipa" international competition in Lecce; and "Iris Adami Corradetti" international competition in Padua.

He made his operatic debut in 2001 in La Rondine and Die Zauberflöte, followed by successful interpretations of Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Il Conte Robinson in Il Matrimonio Segreto at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Cloteau in Respighi's Marie Victoire under the baton of Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome. He enjoyes a prolific collaboration with the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, where he performed Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Il Matrimonio Segreto, Don Carlos, I Puritani, Don Pasquale and Madama Butterfly.

Highlights of his successful career include: Don Carlo (Rodrigo) in Florence, Athens, Antwerpen and under the baton of Zubin Mehta with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv; Manon Lescaut (Lescaut) at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari; Marchetti's Romeo e Giulietta (Paride) at the Martina Franca Festival; Madama Butterfly (Sharpless) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and on tour in Catanzaro, Cosenza and Reggio Calabria; Maria Stuarda (Lord Guglielmo Cecil) and Alfano's La Leggenda di Sakùntala (Lo scudiero) at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome; La Traviata (Giorgio Germont) at the Teatro Solìs in Montevideo, in Rome staged by Franco Zeffirelli and conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti, at the Palm Beach Opera, in Naples, Vicenza, Beijing and at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff; Carmen (Escamillo) at the Landestheater Salzsburg and Rome, Florence, Verona, Modena, Jesi and Fermo; Un Ballo in Maschera (Renato) in Cagliari and at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile; Il Trovatore (Il Conte di Luna) and The Queen of Spades at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff; Lucia di Lammermoor (Lord Enrico Ashton) at the Savonlinna Opera Festival; Macbeth (title role) in Santiago de Chile; and Haydn's Missa in Tempore Belli at the Maggio Musicale in Florence.

He sang La Bohème (Marcello) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse; Il Trovatore in a Ravenna Festival production on tour in Italy (Ravenna, Jesi, Fermo, Cosenza, Pisa and Ferrara); Carmen in Montpellier; Macbeth in Modena, Bolzano and Piacenza; Les Vêpres Siciliennes (Guy de Montfort) in Naples under Gianluigi Gelmetti; I Pagliacci on Tour in Russia with the Teatro San Carlo; La Traviata in Leipzig. He has just made his debut as Macbeth at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome under the baton of Riccardo Muti. After that he sang Le Nozze di Figaro (Conte d'Almaviva) at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff, Carmen in Masada; Attila at the Terme in Caracalla in Rome; La Traviata in Leipzig; Les Pécheures de perles in Naples;. He sang as Belisario in Donizetti's Belisario for the opening night season at the Bergamo Musica Festival.

His upcoming engagements include:  Macbeth for the 2013 opening night season in Bologna; Don Pasquale and Le Nozze di Figaro in Toulouse;  Macbeth in Copenaghen and Chicago under the baton of Riccardo Muti.

He recorded Donizetti's Parisina d'Este.

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