Italian baritone Giuseppe Altomare will make his debut at the LXXXI Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as Rolando in Verdi’s La Battaglia di Legnano.
The production begins May 22nd through May 31st at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale, Fiorentina.
Giuseppe Altomare is well known for the larger Verdi baritone roles, including Rigoletto (Teatro Regio di Parma directed by Pier Luigi Samaritani, Teatro Municipale di Piacenza conducted by Daniel Oren, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Seoul Art Center), Macbeth (with Opera Sferistero Macerata directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi and conducted by Daniele Callegari), and Iago in Otello (Teatro Bellas Artes, Mexico City). He has also been noted for his performances as Scarpia in Tosca (Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Pergolesi Spontini Jesi, Teatro Nacional in Lima, and Teatro Goldoni in Livorno).
In the world of contemporary opera he has sung in Henze’s Pollicino, Britten’s Noye’s Fludde and Tutino’s Senso at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo; in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites under Riccardo Muti and Pizzetti’s Assassinio nella Cattedrale at La Scala di Milano; in Bacalov’s Estaba la Madre at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome and as Mittenhofer in Henze’s Elegy for young lovers at Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao and at the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice.