CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Italian Opera Festival - Bruno Pratico' - Rossini and Donizetti Recital

Date: 05.30.2012

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

Bruno Pratico

Italian Opera Festival Opening Night Gala

featuring

Bruno Praticò - Rossini and Donizetti Recital

Tuscia Operafestival Symphony Orchestra
with Progetto di formazione Prove d'Orchestra and Gioventu' all'Opera
Bruno Praticò, Baritone - Marco Bussi, Bass
Stefano Vignati, Conductor
 

This year the Festival becomes a reality in the heart of Orange County. Protagonist: a wonderful program of Rossini's and Donizetti's arias, duets and overtures performed by the most famous baritone in the world, Bruno Pratico' under the baton of the amazing and brilliant Conductor Stefano Vignati.

 
The program will feature:
G. Rossini Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Turco in Italia, La Cenerentola
G. Donizetti Overture to Don Pasquale,
Arias and duets from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Pasquale, La Cenerentola, Turco in Italia.

 

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Bruno Praticò - an acclaimed Bass-Baritone, has performed in the world’s most important concert halls and opera houses, including Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Comunale in Firenze, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro La Fenice in Venezia, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro Regio in Parma, Amsterdam Nederlandse Opera, Opéra de Lausanne and the New National Theatre and Japan Opera Foundation in Tokyo. He collaborated with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Bruno Campanella, Riccardo Chailly, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Daniele Gatti, Donato Renzetti, Carlo Rizzi and Alberto Zedda. Since 1993 Bruno Praticò has been a regular guest at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. In 1998, in the occasion of his interpretation of the role of Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, he was awarded the “Rossini d’Oro Prize”. In 1999 he returned to Pesaro for Il Viaggio a Reims, La Cenerentola, La Gazzetta, L’equivoco Stravagante, Le Comte Ory, and more recently for Torvaldo e Dorliska. The role of Bartolo in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia has become one of his signature parts. He performed Bartolo several times in her career in such venues as Roma, Napoli, Baltimore, Verona, Montecarlo, Paris, Catania, Munich,  Madrid. Other successful performances include his performances of Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) at the Opéra National de Paris.


The 2009/10 season has seen him performing La Fille du Régiment (Sulpice) at the San Francisco Opera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Bartolo) at the Los Angeles Opera, at the Florida Grand Opera of Miami and in Salerno under the baton of Daniel Oren, La Cenerentola (Don Magnifico) at the Rossini in Wildbad and at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.  Born in Aosta, after studying with baritone Giuseppe Valdengo he attended the specialization courses of Teatro alla Scala and of Rodolfo Celletti.