Emanuele D'Aguanno tenor
Born in Rome, he studied at the Pedrollo Conservatory in Vicenza, and with William Matteuzzi. He imposes himself at the “Toti dal Monte” Competition in Treviso (Paolino in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto), and immediately started an intense activity which led him to perform quickly in many important houses in Italy and abroad. He has sung in operas by Purcell (Eneas in Dido and Aeneas), Paisiello (Conte d’Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia), Mozart (Contino Belfiore in La Finta Giardiniera, Agenore in Il Re Pastore, Ferrando in Così fan Tutte), Cimarosa (Paolino in Il Matrimonio Segreto), Rossini (Conte d’Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola), Donizetti (Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, Ernesto in Don Pasquale), Britten (Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Wagner (Shepherd and Young sailor in Tristan und Isolde).
In 2004 he’s a finalist for the role of Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, at the 55th Concorso per giovani cantanti lirici held by As.Li.Co.
In 2005 he makes his debut at the 31th Festival della Valle D’Itria in Martina Franca, in Cherubini’s Lo Sposo di Tre e Marito di Nessuno (Don Martino). He then appears at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, as Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. The following year he sings Edmondo in Manon Lescaut at Teatro Regio di Torino, directed by Jean Reno, and in February he’s Filipeto in Wolf-Ferrari’s Quatro Rusteghi at La Fenice. In 2006 at Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, he sang Ferrando in Così fan Tutte, with Fondazione Toscanini di Parma, and at Stadttheater Klagenfurt he sings again Nemorino.
He returned to Teatro La Fenice in Wolf-Ferrari’s La Vedova Scaltra, Monsieur Le Bleau and, in May 2007, made his debut at Bunka Kaikan Tokyo as Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto. He then revived the roles of Ferrando, Fenton in Falstaff in Pavia, Como, Brescia and Cremona, for two consecutive seasons. He also made his debut in Frankfurt as Cavalier Belfiore in Rossini’s Viaggio a Reims.
Among his most important recent engagements: Nemorino, conducted by Bruno Campanella and Die Frau ohne Schatten, conducted by Zubin Mehta, at Teatro Comunale di Firenze; Nemorino at Bunka Kaikan Tokyo; Lucrezia Borgia, directed by Christoph Loy, at the Bayerische Staatsoper; Salieri’s Il Mondo alla Rovescia at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona; Verdi’s Otello (as Cassio) at the Canadian Opera in Toronto; Hasse’s Piramo e Tisbe, with Europa Galante, conducted by Fabio Biondi at the Pentecost Festival in Salzburg and Montpellier; Don Pasquale (as Ernesto) at Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza; Don Giovanni (as Don Ottavio) in Glyndebourne; the world premiere of Tutino’s Senso, directed by Hugo De Ana in Palermo; Manon Lescaut at Opéra de Montpellier; Der Rosenkavalier (as Italienischer Sanger); Turandot (as Pong) conducted by Zubin Metha; Così fan tutte (Ferrando) and Mayr’s Medea in Corinto (Egeo), conducted by Ivor Bolton, at Bayerische Strastoper in Munich; Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria (Giove and Anfinomo) for his debut at Teatro alla Scala and Theater an der Wien, conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini and directed by Robert Wilson; Il Matrimonio Segreto at Teatro Regio di Torino; Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania; Beppe (Pagliacci) at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari; Fenton (Falstaff) at Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires; Alfredo (La Traviata) in Glyndebourne Festival, at Opéra de Tour and Shanghai Festival of Arts; Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Bayerische Staatsoper, conducted by Kiril Petrenko, and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Nearco (Poliuto) at the Glyndebourne Festival; Alfredo (La Traviata) and Giocondo (La Pietra del Paragone) at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari; and Arturo (La Straniera) at Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania.
Recently he recorded for the label Capriccio the italian songs from Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini; for Sony, Salieri's La Scuola de Gelosi; and others projects with Dynamic, Opus Arte, Bongiovanni and Naxos.
Among his next engagements: he will sing Don Ottavio at Teatro San Carlo and Dubai Opera; Camillo de Rossilion in Lehar's Die Lustige Witwe Lehar, at Teatro Massimo Bellini and Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing; Petite Messe Solennelle at Perugia Musica Classica, La Fiera di Venezia and Schwetzingen Festival; Publio in Il Sogno di Scipione, at Teatro La Fenice; Ernesto at Staatstheater Augsburg; and Don Ottavio at Covent Garden.