Artist of the Week: Antonio Corianò
Italian Tenor Makes Role Debut in Verdi’s Rarely Performed ‘Aroldo’By Francisco Salazar
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Verdi’s “Aroldo” is one of the composer’s rarest works, one that rarely gets produced. The work was based on and adapted from the composer’s earlier 1850 opera, “Stiffelio” and went on to get its world premiere in 1857. This week the Teatro Amintore Galli will present a new production with a distinguished cast of rising stars including Antonio Corianò in the title role.
Ever since his debut in 2010, Corianò has taken on numerous Verdi works including the well-known operas like “La Traviata,” “Il Trovatore,” “Un Ballo in Maschera,” “Nabucco,” “Simon Boccanegra,” and “Macbeth” as well as the lesser-known gems like “I Masnadieri,” “Attila,” and “I Lombardi.” He has also performed the composer’s chamber works.
The title role of “Aroldo” will be a new addition to the tenor’s Verdi repertoire and audiences around the world will get to see him sing the part via Opera Streaming’s online broadcast.
Corianò, who has received raves with critics noting that he has a “beautiful timbre and his interpretations are incisive,” studied under Renata Scotto and Sergio Bertocchi and has performed at some of the greatest Italian theaters in the world. He has performed at the Teatro Comunale di Budrio, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Regio di Parma as well as theaters in Jesi, Cosenza, Ferrara, and Pisa. He has also sung internationally at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Ópera de Oviedo, and Opéra de Monte-Carlo.
For audiences not in Italy for “Aroldo” this summer, the 2021-22 season will see the tenor at the Teatro La Fenice and Ópera de Oviedo.
Here is a look at Corianò in “Il Trovatore” and “I Lombardi.”