Alessandro Abis bass
Born in Cagliari in 1992, the Italian bass Alessandro Abis studied vocal technique and interpretation under the guide of the soprano Elisabetta Scano. At only twenty-two years old, he made his debut in 2014 with the role of Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca, at the Teatro Lirico of Cagliari, conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti. In July 2015, he was discovered by master and mentor Alberto Zedda, under whose supervision he studied in the prestigious Rossinian Academy of Pesaro, where he was selected by him to play the role of Lord Sidney in Il Viaggio a Reims. With this great experience, Abis became one of the youngest interpreters in the history of the academy. Still under the guide of maestro Zedda, he attended the Rossini Opera Academy in Lunenburg (Nova Scotia, Canada) with whom he studied the role of Blansac in Rossini’s La Scala di Seta and the bass soloist in Petite Messe Solennelle. Today, his Rossinian repertoire also includes the roles of Conte Asdrubale in La Pietra del Paragone (Teatro Lirico of Cagliari), Fernando in La Gazza Ladra, directed by Damiano Michieletto (Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari), Don Profondo in Il Viaggio a Reims (Teatro Filarmonico of Verona), Mustafà in L’Italiana in Algeri, directed by Stefano Vizioli (Teatro Filarmonico of Verona, Teatro Verdi of Pisa and Teatro Sociale of Rovigo), Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Paphos Aphrodite Festival in Cyprus, Teatro Lirico of Cagliari and Teatro Coccia of Novara), Faraone in Mosè in Egitto (Teatro Verdi of Pisa and Teatro Coccia of Novara), bass soloist in Stabat Mater, conducted by Gérard Korsten (Teatro Lirico of Cagliari), bass soloist in Petite Messe Solennelle (Teatro Filarmonico of Verona).
In addition to the Rossinian repertoire, he debuted the roles of Don Alfonso in Così fan Tutte (Opéra de Nice and Antropolis Theatre of Antibes), Conte Robinson in Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto (Teatro Filarmonico of Verona and Luglio Musicale Trapanese), Leporello in Don Giovanni (Teatro Lirico di Cagliari), Timur in Turandot (Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari and Teatro Comunale of Bologna), Curato in Respighi's La Campana Sommersa (Teatro Lirico of Cagliari), Ashby in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West (Teatro del Giglio of Lucca, Teatro Verdi of Pisa, Teatro Pavarotti-Freni of Modena, Teatro Alighieri of Ravenna and Teatro Goldoni of Livorno), Principe di Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur (Teatro Filarmonico of Verona), Pietro in Simon Boccanegra (Teatro San Carlo of Napoli and Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari), bass soloist in Beethoven's 9th. Symphony (Teatro Lirico of Cagliari), Dottor Grenvil in La Traviata (Teatro Massimo of Palermo), Notaro in Don Pasquale (Théâtre Royal of La Monnaie), and Agente in Alberto Savinio's Orfeo Vedovo (Teatro Lirico Sperimentale A.Belli of Spoleto).
In July 2017, he participated in the Young Singers Project, Salzburg, under the artistic direction of Evamaria Wieser. In the same year, at the Salzburg Festival, he sang with Placido Domingo and Joseph Calleja in Verdi’s I Due Foscari, and he played the role of Buff in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor.
Abis is a winner of several awards and competitions. In 2016 he was awarded with the first prize at the 70th Concorso Comunità Europea for young opera singers, at the Teatro Sperimentale A. Belli in Spoleto (PG). He also won the Jury Prize, at the 2th edition of CLIP - Concorso Lirico Internazionale in Portofino and the International Award of the “XXVI° Opera- Città di Mondovi’’ in the Young Singer category.
Among his next engagements, he will sing roles such as Zuàne in Ponchielli's La Gioconda, at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona and Slovene National Opera; Conte Ceprano in Rigioletto, also at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona.