IMG Artists is delighted to announce the signing of baritone Giuseppe Altomare for General Management. Mr Altomare will be managed by vocal artist manager Mattia Campetti out of the company’s London office.
Mr Campetti said of the signing, “I have been an admirer of Giuseppe Altomare for some years and it is an honour for me to be able to work with such a talented artist, and admirable person. I am greatly looking forward to developing his career in his very exciting professional future.”
Giuseppe Altomare adds, “I have always felt that an international career needs an international agency with an international mentality! For this reason I’m excited to start my co-operation with the IMG Artists family, to bring my vocal artistry to a worldwide audience, fuelled by my broad experience and life-long burning fire for the arts.”
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).
Highlights in recent seasons have included his debut at Teatro de las Bellas Artes in Mexico City as Iago in their new production of Otello; Emma Dante’s new production of Macbeth at Teatro Massimo di Palermo conducted by Gabriele Ferro; Francesco Micheli’s new production of Lucia di Lammermoor with Riccardo Frizza and La Traviata at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Attila conducted by Daniel Oren and directed by Daniele Abbado at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo; his debut as Hermann in Catalani’s Loreley at the Theater St. Gallen; his debut at the Budapest Opera House as Gianni Schicchi; La Traviata in Taormina (the Teatro Massimo di Palermo production); Aida, Tosca and La vedova allegra at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari; La Bohème in Antibes (France) directed by Daniel Benoin; Madama Butterfly directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi at the National Theatre in Zagreb (the Opera Sferisterio Macerata production); Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore at the Teatro Bellini in Catania; and Scarpia in Tosca at the Teatro Marruccino in Chieti directed by Giancarlo Del Monaco.
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.