Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Il Trovatore
Opera de Tenerife
Simone Alberghini
Enkelejda Shkosa
Julian Reynolds
Simone Alberghini makes his debut as Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore
besides Enkelejda Shkosa starring as Azucena
and Julian Reynolds conducting

Simone Alberghini 

Simone Alberghini - Il Conte di Luna*

Italian bass-baritone Simone Alberghini, the 1994 Operalia Grand Prize winner, has appeared in opera houses at the highest level worldwide since the beginning of his career. Mr. Alberghini regularly collaborates with internationally renowned conductors such as Alberto Zedda, Vladimir Jurowski, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta, Andrew Davis, Gianandrea Noseda, Seiji Ozawa, Maurizio Benini, Michele Mariotti, Renato Palumbo, Emmanuel Villaume, Nicola Luisotti, Eduardo Muller and Teodor Currentzis.

Simone Alberghini recently performed in: Guillaume Tell at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Michele Mariotti conducting and Graham Vick directing; Donizetti’s Il furioso all’ isola di San Domingo at the Donizetti Musica Festival in Bergamo and in Savona, Modena, Ravenna and Piacenza; L’Elisir d’Amore (Belcore) in Washington; Anna Bolena (Enrico VIII) at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow; Così fan tutte (Guglielmo) in Bologna and Firenze; Don Giovanni (title role) at the Perm State Opera under Teodor Currentzis; La Bohème (Marcello) in Tenerife and in Palermo; Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Piacenza, Modena, Reggio Emilia and Toulon; La Cenerentola (Dandini) in Washington, Naples and Göteborg; Mozart’s Requiem in Turin with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai; La Gazza Ladra at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; Donizetti’s Requiem with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Alberghini starred in the Rada Film opera movie La Cenerentola directed by Carlo Verdone and conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti, which has been telecast worldwide. Plans: Il Turco in Italia (Selim) in Piacenza and Ravenna; Carmen at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, new production by Pietro Babina; Le Nozze di Figaro (Conte d’Almaviva) at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples; La fille du régiment (Sulpice) in Barcelona; Don Giovanni with the Opera de Lyon on tour in Oman.

*Role debut

Enkeleida Shkosa 

Enkelejda Shkosa - Azucena

Winner of the International Competition "Lejla Gencer" in Istanbul, she rapidly established herself as a regular guest in important theatres and festival such as: Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Teatro Regio in Turin, Opéra de Monte Carlo, Opéra de Paris, Covent Garden in London, Real in Madrid, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wiener Staatsoper, Welsh National Opera in Cardiff, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Canadian Opera Company, and opera theatres in Leipzig, Dresden, Bilbao, Lisbon. Mrs Shkosa made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Other recent engagements include: Quicky in Falstaff in Barcelona. Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at the Opéra de Paris under the baton of Maurizio Benini; Eboli in Don Carlo in Lisbon; La forza del destino (Preziosilla) at the Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona; The Makropulos Affair in Florence; Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Falstaff (Meg) in Toulouse; Aida in Toulon; Moise et Pharaon at the Opéra in Marseille; Il Trovatore in Naples and Toulon; Madama Butterfly and Guillaume Tell at the Covent Garden in London.

Enkelejda Shkosa has collaborated with such conductors as Maurizio Benini, Bruno Campanella, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, James Conlon, Colin Davis, Daniele Gatti, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Daniel Oren, Antonio Pappano, Evelino Pidò, Donato Renzetti, Marcello Viotti,only to name a few.

Her discography include Rossini’s Otello (Opera Rara), Thaïs and Cavalleria rusticana (Decca), Béatrice et Bénédict and La damnation de Faust with the London Symphony Orchestra. She has just recorded La Straniera with David Perry for Opera Rara. She recorded Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) under the baton of Antonio Pappano (EMI). For Opera Rara she has just recorded Maria di Rohan.

Plans include: Il Trovatore at the Teatro Regio in Parma, in Macerata and in Tel Aviv where she also will perform Verdi’s Requiem as well as in Lisbon; Falstaff in Naples.

Julian Reynolds 

Julian Reynolds - conductor

Conductor of vast experience and sensibility, appreciated both in Italian and French repertoire, he was assistant to Claudio Abbado and Leonard Bernstein, later on tying his name to that of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa with whom he regularly runs international tours. Julian Reynolds has received numerous invitations at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Wexford Opera Festival, the Rossini Opera Festival, the Arena in Verona, the Teatro Regio in Parma and has conducted many orchestras including: the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, the Netherlands Philharmonic. His recording of Ma Mère l’Oye has described by BBC Radio 3 as the best commercial version.

Recent engagements include: Maria Stuarda and La Straniera at the Tchaikovsky Hall and La Sonnambula at the Bolshoi Theatre, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Theatre de La Monnaie in Brussels and various lyric concerts in Seoul.

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