Alberto Gazale baritone
Alberto Gazale was born in Italy. He graduated with honors from the Conservatoire of Verona, together with University where he studied modern literature. After graduation, he attended the Accademia Verdiana of Parma and Busseto, at the Carlo Bergonzi's class.
In 1998, he made his debut at the Teatro Regio di Parma as Renato in Verdi's Un Ballo in Mascera, and then performed this role at the Arena di Verona, for the opening night of the season with great acclaim of critics.
His repertoire includes more than seventy roles, such as the title roles in Rigoletto, Nabucco, Macbeth, Simon Boccanegra, Posa in Don Carlo, Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore, Germont in La Traviata, Iago in Verdi's Otello, Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera, Amonasro in Aida, Seid in Verdi's Il Corsaro, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Gérard in Andrea Chénier, Barnaba in La Gioconda, Tonio in Pagliacci, Scarpia in Tosca, Jack Rance in La Fanciulla del West, Gianciotto in Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini and many others.
Alberto Gazale has already performed at Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Arena di Verona, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Grand Teatre del Liceu, Bolshoi, Mairiinsky Theatre, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, La Fenice, Oper Zurich, Teatro Real de Madrid, Opéra National de Paris, Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Carlo Felice di Genova, among others.
He has regulary worked with great conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Riccardo Chailly, Daniel Oren, James Conlon, Jader Bignamini, Daniele Rustioni, Zubin Mehta and Carlo Rizzi.
In his career, Gazale has received awards dedicated to Ettore Bastianini in Siena and to Aldo Protti in Cremona.
In 2017, he made his debut at Bolshoi Theatre in Manon Lescaut, sharing the stage with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov, conducted by Jader Bignamini.
In the last season, he debuted in two important new roles: Gianni Schicchi and Falstaff, in Spain. In this season, he is singing Simon Boccanegra and Scarpia, at the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova.
His future engagements include Il Trovatore with Anna Natrebko and Yusif Eyvazov, at the Arena di Verona; Carmen, Rigoletto and Il Barbiere di Siviglia on tour in Japan, by the Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Cavalleria Rusticana at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari; La Traviata in Japan; before coming back to Moscow at Bolshoi Theatre for Manon Lescaut.
His discography: Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci on DVD, by Sony, Luisa Miller on DVD, by Bongiovanni; Nabucco on DVD, conducted by Riccardo Frizza, by Dynamic; Marchetti's Ruy Blas on CD, by Bongiovanni; and Attila on CD, by Dynamic.