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Andrea Porta

Andrea Porta graduates with the highest honors at Scuola di Musica Nicolò Paganini in Genova in 1998 with Carmen Vilalta and then with Daniela Aimale and Sherman Lowe.

Now he’s studying with the baritone Carlo Meliciani.

He wins a lot of International competitions, among the others: the first prize at Concorso Di Stefano (Trapani 1999), the third prize at Concorso Zandonai (Riva del Garda 2001), special prize Nicola Rossi Lemeni at Concorso Masini (Reggio Emilia 2001) and a special prize at Belvedere Competition (Vienna 2001).

In 1999 he debuts as Mustafà in L’Italiana in Algeri in Trapani, choosing the brilliant repertoire thanks to a particularly strong theatricality.

Among his most successful roles: Dulcamara, Don Magnifico, Don Bartolo, Baron Trombonok, Schaunard, Falstaff, Figaro, Malatesta.

He sings in the biggest Italian and European opera houses and festivals, such as Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (Il viaggio a Reims, Così fan tutte, L’Elisir d’amore, La vedova allegra, La Bohème), Teatro Regio in Turin (Le nozze di Figaro), Teatro Comunale in Florence (Il viaggio a Reims) Teatro di San Carlo in Naples (La Vedova allegra, Turandot, Werther), Teatro Comunale in Bologna (La Cenerentola), Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice (La Traviata), Teatro dell’Opera in Rome (L’Elisir d’amore, Cilea’s Gina), Teatro Regio in Parma ( Un giorno di Regno), Teatro Bellini in Catania (L’Elisir d’Amore and La Bohème), La Monnaie in Bruxelles (Il Viaggio a Reims) Stuttgart Staatstheater (Don Giovanni), Theater an der Wien (Gianni Schicchi), Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia (La Traviata and Manon), ROF in Pesaro (La Gazzetta), Festival dei due mondi in Spoleto (The Medium, Gianni Schicchi) Macerata Opera Festival (La Bohème) and the Salzburg Festspiele (Otello).

He debuts the role of Falstaff in Metz, Marcello in La Bohème in Lucca, Livorno and Ravenna, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and L’occasione fa il ladro at Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Rusalka Teatro di at San Carlo in Naples, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola, L’Elisir d’Amore and Le Nozze di Figaro at Semperoper Dresden, La Bohème at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and La Traviata at La Scala for the season 2013/2014 opening production.

He was directed by: Irina Brook, Robert Carsen, Enzo Dara, Dario Fo, Michael Hampe, Damiano Michieletto, Pierluigi Pizzi, Luca Ronconi, Dimitri Tcherniakov, Franco Zeffirelli and conducted by James Conlon, Placido Domingo, Daniele Gatti, Nicola Luisotti, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Donato Renzetti among the others.

Among his recent and future engagements: Madama Butterfly in Rome La Bohème in Macerata, Le Nozze di Figaro in Como, again Madama Butterfly in Ascoli, Fano and Fermo and Il Trittico, La Traviata in Rome, Madama Butterfly at Caracalla, Tosca in  Gstaad, Così fan tutte at Circuito Lombardo, again Traviata at Opera Theatre in Rome, Butterfly and Turandot at Macerata Opera Festival, Don Pasquale at la Scala, La Traviata in tournèe with Rome Opera Theatre, Turandot in Bari.

January 2020

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