Representation: ITALIA

Biography

Born in Pavia, Italian baritone Bruno Taddia began his musical training with violine lessons. After his graduation in Violin at the Music Conservatory in Genova he continued his studies with Composition (at the “G. Verdi” Music Conservatory in Milan), baroque violine and baroque performance practice (at the “Civico Istituto Musicale”, Milan) and voice with the famous bass Paolo Montarsolo. He also graduated with honor in Philosophy at the University of Milan.

After his stage debut at the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival as Don Alvaro in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims he began to collaborate with many of most important musical institutions in the world such as Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Théâtre du Chatelet Paris, Théâtre des Champs Elysées Paris, Theater an der Wien, Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, collaborating with conductors as R. Muti, R. Abbado, G. Gelmetti, T. Hengelbrock, J.C. Spinosi, O. Dantone, M. Mariotti and directors as D. Fo, M. Martone, G. B. Corsetti, G. Joosten, E. Sagi, E. Olmi, P.L. Pizzi among the others

During the last seasons his performances included: his debut as Oreste in Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Parmenione in Rossini’s L’Occasione fa il ladro for his debut at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Piccolo Festival of Trieste, Danilo in Lehàr’s Die lustige Witwe at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and at the Opera di Firenze, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Grand Théâtre de GenèveMalatesta in Don Pasquale at Teatro Municipal in Santiago del Chile and at the Opera de Oviedo, Macrobio in Rossini’s La pietra del paragone at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris, Ciccillo in the world premiere of Battistelli’s Il medico dei pazzi at the Opera de Nancy, Mahler’s Das Knaben Wunderhorn with the Neue Philharmonie Lausitzer and the title role in De Giosa’s Don Checco at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus at Teatro Bellini in Catania, Don Magnifico in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Ramiro in Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Il Marchese di Forlimpopoli in Martinu’s Mirandolina at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Olivo in Donizetti’s Olivo e Pasquale (released on cd and dvd by Dynamic) at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo, Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at the Opéra de Montpellier, the world premiere of Boccadoro’s Shi at the Macerata Opera Festival, Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris and at Grand Théâtre de Génève, Tarabotto in Rossini’s L’Inganno felice in Pavia.

His wide repertoire also inlcudes many appearences in the baroque and contemporary repertoire including: Mercurio in Cavalli’s La Calisto at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Tiresia in Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and the Grand Théâtre de la Ville in Luxembourg,  Punch in Birtwistle’s Punch and Judy at the Grand Théâtre de Génève, Maximilian/Captain/Tsar Ivan in Bernstein’s Candide at the Rome Opera, Pasquale in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris, Elviro in Handel’s Xerxes at the Festival at the Chateau de Versailles, Lindo in Vivaldi’s Tito Manlio at Theater an der Wien under the baton of Ottavio Dantone.

His othe roles inlude: Conte d’Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, title role in Don Giovanni and Prosdocimo in Il Turco in Italia (Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf), Don Pomponio in Rossini’s La Gazzetta at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Mamma Agata in Donizetti’s Le Convenienze ed Inconvenienze Teatrali at the Dresden Semperoper, Malatesta in Don Pasquale under the baton of Riccardo Muti at the Ravenna Festival, Gamberotto in Rossini’s L’Equivoco Stravagante at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the title role in Gianni Schicchi and in Ponchielli’s Il Parlatore Eterno at the Teatro della Fortuna in Fano, Okçuoglu in the world premiere of Vacchi’s Teneke at Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

His interpretations combines a wide range of caracthers in the baroque, classical and contemporary operatic repertoire as well as in the symphonic and vocal chamber music.

Among his recent and future engagements: L’Italiana in Algeri (Taddeo) and Der Vampyr (Lord Ruthven) at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest; L’Elisir d’amore (Belcore) in Fermo; Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) and La Bohéme (Marcello) at La Fenice in Venice; Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) at Teatro del Maggio in Florence; Don Pasquale (title role) and his debut in Verdi’s Falstaff (title role) at the Opéra de Montpellier; Der Diktator and Der Kaiser von Atlantis in Tenerife.