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Visiting Artist

Nicola Alaimo

Born in Palermo in 1978, Nicola Alaimo made his musical studies in his hometown. He won the G. Di Stefano competition in Trapani, where he made his debut in 1997 in La Cenerentola (Dandini). He attended the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro, making his debut as Raimbaud in Le Comte Ory, Alberto Zedda directing.

After singing several times at the Wexford Festival, 2003 season marked a turning point in his carrier, thanks to his debut at the Ravenna Festival in Il Trovatore (il Conte di Luna), under the direction of Cristina Mazzavillani. Important debuts followed: Procolo in Le Convenienze e inconvenienze teatrali at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo he was Pharaon in Rossini’s Moise et Pharaon at the Teatro alla Scala, under the baton of Riccardo Muti and the direction of Luca Ronconi. In 2006 he made his debut in his hometown with Un Ballo in maschera.

He was back at the Teatro alla Scala for Il Dissoluto Assolto (Don Giovanni), directed by G. Cobelli. He was Sir John Falstaff, in Pisa, Livorno, Lucca and Ravenna. He made his début as Don Pasquale at the Ravenna Festival and at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, under the baton of Riccardo Muti. At the Concertgebow in Amsterdam he sang the role of Severo in Donizetti’s Poliuto.

Among his engagements in 2007/2008 it is worth mentioning Don Pasquale (title role) in Malta, Moscow and St. Petersburg with Riccardo Muti, at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo under K. L. Wilson, L’Italiana in Algeri (Taddeo) in Pisa. He was at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for La Forza del Destino (Fra Melitone) under Zubin Mehta, he was the protagonist of a recital at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Always under Riccardo Muti he was at the Musikverein with Don Pasquale, at the Salzburger Festspiele for Il Matrimonio inaspettato(Tulipano)and in Salzburg and Rome for Otello (Jago) At the Ravenna Festival he sang in La Traviata (Giorgio Germont) under the baton of Patrick Fournillier, Cristina Mazzavillani directing. He has just been in Ravenna and Piacenza for Il Matrimonio inaspettato with Riccardo Muti.

Among his future engagements: Ernani (Don Carlo), Falstaff (Sir John Falstaff) in Montpellier, in Naples Don Pasquale (role title) at San Carlo Teather, La Forza del Destino (Fra Melitone) at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the baton of Zubin Mehta. At Salzburger Festspiele Moise et Pharaon (Faraone)and Otello (Jago) under the baton of Riccardo Muti. At the end of 2009 he will make his début at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in Simon Boccanegra (Paolo).

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