Roberto Abbondanza - Baritone - W Print

Born in Rome, he specialized at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the Music Academy in Koln with Hartmut Holl. Regular guest in important theatres in Italy and abroad he collaborated with conductors as Zubin Mehta, Bruno Bartoletti, Luis Bacalov, Stefan Soltez, just to name a few.

He works regularly with Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante and renowned baroque conductors as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Alan Curtis, Andrea Marcon, Jordi Savall, Alberto Zedda. His opera repertoire include works by Mozart, Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini as well baroque one: in the past seasons Mr. Abbondanza performed masterpieces by Monteverdi , Cavalli, Händel, Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Jommelli.

Leading exponent of the contemporary repertoire, he performed pieces by Barber, Bernstein, Sinopoli, Adams, Bacalov, Britten, Boccadoro, Bussotti, Dallapiccola (Il prigioniero e Volo di notte, Abbiati Prize 2004, Daniele Abbado directing), Donatoni, Henze (Elegy for Young Lovers, Abbiati prize 2005), Ligeti, Maderna, Malipiero, Nono, Pärt, Petrassi, Schoenberg, Stravinskij. Mr. Abbondanza also performed numerous première such as Ambrosini’s Killer di Parole (Abbiati prize 2010), Fedele’s Antigone (Abbiati prize 2007), Mosca’s Signor Goldoni and Vacchi’s Il letto della storia (Abbiati prize 2003).

Recent engagements include: Die Zauberflöte and Weinberger’s Svanda Dudak at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo; David and Bathsheba in Stavanger; Colasanti’s Metamorfosi, Britten’s The rape of Lucretia, Prokoviev The Love for Three Oranges and Vacchi's Lo specchio magico at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Tosca at the Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata; Henze Elegy for young Lovers in Venice; Die Zauberflöte, Turandot and Salome in Torino; Tosca in Naples and Rome; Les Contes d'Hoffmann in Naples.

Amongst his future plans Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria in Hamburg with Europa Galante .

March 2019

 

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