Alessandro Guerzoni bass
Born in Pescara, he graduated in singing at the G. Verdi Conservatory, in Turin, and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, with E. Battaglia. His other teachers were L. Gallo and B. Giaiotti. Winner of international competitions, including the Pavarotti International, he debuted as the protagonist in the F. Cavalli's Ercole Amante, at the Ravenna Festival 96.
The basso italiano, has trodden the stages of the whole world, directed by renowned conductors and directors, with a repertoire ranging from Puccini roles, such as Timur in Turandot, conducted by Zubin Mehta at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; in Bologna and Genova, conducted by G. Montaldo; in Bilbao, by Espera/Mauceri; at the Pucciniano Festival, by Scaparro and Signorini; in Bari, at the new Petruzzelli, by Palumbo/De Simone; as Colline in La Bohème, conducted by A. Pappano, in Brussels, and in other productions at San Carlo di Napoli, at the Puccini Festival, by Scaparro and Signorini, at Carlo Felice di Genova, by Montaldo, Padua, Luxembourg, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Turin.
In the Verdi's repertoire, he was Banco in Macbeth, directed by Loy, in Barcelona; Sparafucile in Rigoletto, at the Wiener Staatsoper and in other productions at the Regio di Parma, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sassari, Cagliari, Chieti, Cologne and Turin; the King in Aida, conducted by Lombarda, at Terme di Caracalla; Sam in Un Ballo in Maschera, directed by Pizzi at the Arena di Verona and Cagliari; Calatrava in La Forza del Destino, conducted by K. Ono in Brussels; Priest in Nabucco at the Arena di Verona, directed by De Bosio and conducted by Frizza, and by Oren, in Barcelona; Pistola in Falstaff, at Teatro alla Scala and in Tokyo, directed by Carsen and conducted by Harding.
Guerzoni was acclaimed as Raimondo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, at the Regio di Torino directed by G. Vick/Campanella; Count Rodolfo in Bellini's La Sonnambula, in Turin and Chambéry; Giorgio in Bellini's I Puritani, conducted by Haider, in Barcelona; Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, in Cologne and Sassari.
He sang the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, conducted by Claudio Abbado and directed by Peter Brook, in Aix en Provence and taken by Harding on tour in Milan, Lyon, Stockholm and Tokyo. Also in other productions by Soudan/F. Zeffirelli in Rome, by K. Ono in Tokyo, by René Jacobs in Paris, in Innsbruck and Baden-Baden, and recorded on CD and DVD for Harmonia Mundi in Berlin.
He was protagonist in Rossini's Moses in Egypt, at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, an The Triumph of the Belle, at the Rossini Opera Festival, with direction of Michieletto. He also sang roles as Don Basilio in the Barber of Seville, in Cagliari, Chieti and Turin; Don Prudenzio in Viaggio a Reims, at the Scala in Milan, directed by Ronconi; Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Placido Domingo, in Los Angeles; Angelotti in Tosca, conducted by Z. Mehta in Florence and Tokyo, by Oren at Covent Garden in London, Gelmetti and directed by Zeffirelli in Rome, by De Ana and Armiliato at the Arena di Verona, and by Pizzi at Caracalla in Rome and in China; Frére Laurent in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette in Turin; Le Roi in Prokofiev's L'amour des Trois Oranges, in Cologne; Crespel in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, directed by Joel in Torino; Plake in Wolf-Ferrari's Sly, in Barcelona beside of José Carreras and recorded on CD; Commis in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, at the Teatro alla Scala and in Barcelona; Reinmar in Wagner's Tannhäuser in Rome; Stromminger in La Wally, directed by Volmer and Raab, in Bolzano; Drago in Schumann's Genoveva; conducted by Ferro and Abbado, in Palermo; and Creon in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, at the Rome Opera, directed by Squarzina and Manzu.
Alessandro Guerzoni sang the Mozart's Requiem, conducted by A. Pappano in Brussels, in Siena directed by Gelmetti and recorded on CD, in Perugia with Frans Brüggen, in Verona with Scimone, in Bolzano directed by Garbarino and in Rome at Sala Santa Cecilia, with Myung-Whun Chung. He also sang the Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, conducted again by Pappano in Brussels, the Rossini's Stabat Mater in Bari and the Haydn's Die Schopfung, at the Filarmonico in Verona.
He has participated in Liederabend dedicated to Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, in Turin, Perugia, Ferrara and Salzburg,