Michele Pertusi

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    Michele Pertusi in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Michele Pertusi in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Michele Pertusi in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Michele Pertusi in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

Méphistophélès in The Damnation of Faust

Biography

Education
Singing with Arrigo Pola, Carlo Bergonzi, Rodolfo Celletti and Professor Hisako Tanaka.

Debut
Atthe Rossini Festival in Pesaro in 1997 with Moïse et Pharaon (Rossini) in a new production by Graham Vick, led by Vladimir Jurowski.

Career
Guest appearances at the Opéra National de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Deutsche Oper Berlijn and La Monnaie Brussels.

Highlights
Main roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte (Mozart); La Cenerentola, Semiramide, Guillaume Tell (Rossini); Anna Bolena,  Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), Fallstaf, Oberto, Attila (Verdi); Faust  (Liceu Barcelona); La Sonnambula (Covent Garden); Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio (Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris); L’elisir d’amore (Zürich), Il Viaggio a Reims (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino)

Prizes
Rossini d’Oro Prize for performances at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; Abbiati International Prize; Gramophone Award forthe recording of Il turco in Italia; Grammy Award forbest opera recording in the title role of Falstaff (2005).

Recordings
Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro en Semiramide

Worked with
Numerousrenownedmaestros suchasJames Levine, Carlo Maria Guilini, Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Colin Davis, Daniele Gatti, Vladimir Jurowski, James Levine, Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti.

Recent and future productions
Faust (Barcelona); La Somnambula (Covent Garden); Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio (Théâtre des Champs Elysées Paris; Scala Milan); Guillaume Tell (Zürich); Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Nabucco, La Cenerentola and Simon Boccanegra (Wiener Staatsoper); La Sonnambula and I Puritani (Metropolitan Opera, New York).

Last update on 14 August 2012

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