Bruno Caproni has interpreted all the major Baritone roles
of the Italian opera repertoire and is invited to perform at many of the
world's most prestigious festivals and opera houses, including: the
Metropolitan Opera in New York, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala in
Milan, Royal Opera House in London, Deutsche Oper Berlin, San Francisco
Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Dallas Opera, Florida Grand
Opera, the English and Welsh National Operas, the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp
and Ghent, the opera houses in Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt and
Düsseldorf, and the Wexford, Vienna Klangboden and Casals Festivals.
In October 2002, he participated in a Verdi-Gala in
occasion of Luciano Pavarotti's birthday celebrations,
event broadcast live on television throughout central Europe. He has
appeared in many other radio and television broadcasts.
His recent appearances include: Rigoletto in Miami; La
Forza Del Destino, Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci, Un Ballo
in Maschera, Madama Butterfly and Il Barbiere di Siviglia
in Cologne; Luisa Miller in Berlin; I Pagliacci
in Lecce; Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci in San Diego; Falstaff
at the Vlaamse Opera; and Samson et Dalila in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Caproni has collaborated with numerous distinguished
conductors, including Marco Armiliato, Paolo Carignani, Sir Colin Davis, Sir
Edward Downes, Placido Domingo, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink, Carlos Kleiber,
Fabio Luisi, Zubin Metha, Riccardo Muti, Donald Runnicles, Patrick Summers,
Jeffery Tate and Silvio Varviso. He has just performed Rigoletto at
the Komische Oper in Berlin and in Livorno; Macbeth at the Opera
Ireland in Dublin; Lucia di Lammermoor at the Pittsburgh Opera; Simon
Boccanegra at the English National Opera; Rigoletto at the
Komische Oper in Berlin; Macbeth in Poznam; Der Fliegende
Hollaender and Macbeth in Belfast; Rigoletto in Dublin.
Born in Northern Ireland, he studied in Belfast with James
Shaw and at the Royal Northern College of Music under the guidance of Frederic
Cox. He was awarded the Vaughn Williams/Frederic Cox Award and the Ricordi
Opera Award. Grants from the Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, English National
Opera and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland enabled him to continue his
studies at the National Opera Studio in London.