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Filippo Fontana

Born in Udine, he approached music at the age of 10 through the study of the clarinet helding concerts, as a musician, with piano and chamber orchestra. He began to study singing with Anna Maria Bicciato and then with Enza Ferrari  and at the same time graduated in Multimedia Science and Technology at the University of his city.

He attended the 2009-2011 two-year course at La Scala Academy where he made his debut as Procolo in Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, production that went on tour in Aalborg (Denmark). Always at La Scala it was Martino in the L’occasione fa il ladro of Rossini in 2010 and Taddeo in L’ Italiana in Algieri in 2011.

Finalist in many competitions he won the 62° AsLiCo competition for the role of Beaupertuis in Rota’s Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze, a role that he performed also in the Theaters of Circuito Lombardo. Following his debuts at Teatro la Fenice as Batone in Rossini’s L’inganno felice, in Montpellier as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, in Pesaro as Trombonok in the Rossini Academy’s Il viaggio a Reims production, in Trento as Masetto in Don Giovanni, in Novara as Conte Robinson in Il matrimonio segreto and at Filarmonico di Verona as La Rocca in Un giorno di regno.

He has been collaborating with conductors such as Sergio Alapont, Andrea Battistoni, Alpesh Chauhan, Ivan Fischer, Christopher Franklin, Francesco Lanzillotta, Stefano Montanari, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Stefano Ranzani, Daniele Rustioni, Lorenzo Viotti, Alberto Zedda.

He has been performing in many concerts in Italy, Spain, Russia, England, Greece and Germany accompanied among others by Vincent Scalera, James Vaughan and I cameristi della Scala.

Among his recent and future engagements:  Beaupertuis in Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze at the Wexford Festival in Florence, Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri at Filarmonico di Verona, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia in Florence ed Oviedo, Dandini in La cenerentola and the title role in Don Bucefalo at Wexford Festival, Batone in L’inganno felice, the title role in Il Signor Bruschino and Slok in La cambiale di Matrimonio at La Fenice and Raffaele in Il medico dei pazzi at Teatro Malibran, Germano in La scala di seta with the theaters of  Circuito Lombardo and at Opera Royal de Vallonie in  Liege, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Ben in Menotti’s Il telefono, Schaunard in La bohème,  La bella Addormentata and Turandot in Cagliari, Don Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia in Pesaro for the Rossini celebrations and at the Opera di Firenze, Dandini in  La Cenerentola in Rome, Torvaldo e Dorliska at Rossini Opera Festival, Roberto in Foroni’s Margherita and Germano in La scala di seta  at Wexford Festival, Schaunard  with the Circuito Lirico Marchigiano, his debut as Lescaut in Manon Lescaut  at the  Sarasota Opera where he returned as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Ping in Turandot and Marcello in La bohème, again the main role in Il Signor Bruschino at La Fenice, Parmenione in L’occasione fa il ladro  in Erl and Dandini in La cenerentola at the Opera di Roma

June 2019

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