Alberto Gazale

Alberto Gazale
Opera singer baritone
Italian baritone Alberto Gazale studied at the Conservatorio di Verona Felice Dall'Abaco, where, among all of his teachers, Carlo Bergonzi exerted a particularly great influence on him. The winner of numerous international competitions, he made his debut at the Arena di Verona in its 1998 season-opening performance of Un ballo in maschera. He has appeared in more than 70 roles in the world's most prestigious concert halls and opera houses, with a repertoire that ranges from Monteverdi to Luigi Dallapiccola, although his speciality is primarily the operas of the late 19th century and Verdi.
Over the course of his career, he has worked with numerous orchestras and a great many opera houses, and has taken the stage all over the world, including at Milan's La Scala, the Wiener Staatsoper, New York's Carnegie Hall, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Madrid's Teatro Real, Opernhaus Zürich, the Athenian concert hall the Megaron, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Israel Opera, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Parma's Teatro Regio, the Arena di Verona, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Turin's Teatro Regio and Venice's Teatro La Fenice. On these stages, he has featured in productions of Attila, La traviata, Il trovatore, Un ballo in maschera, Aida, Rigoletto, Macbeth, Otello, La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Cavalleria rusticana, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Faust, Werther and other operas.
He is a recurring guest at La Scala, where he has appeared in productions of Macbeth, Rigoletto, Il trovatore, Madama Butterfly, Andrea Chénier, and Otello, as well as Dallapiccola's work Ulisse, and he has also joined several of the Milanese theatre's tours to Japan. At the Wiener Staatsoper, he has sung in productions of La traviata, Nabucco, La forza del destino and Tosca.
He has collaborated with such conductors as Gary Bertini, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren and Carlo Rizzi.
His recent engagements include a Tel Aviv production of Nabucco conducted by Daniel Oren, performances of Andrea Chénier in Beijing and Genoa, and both Aida and Nabucco in Cagliari. He has also sung in Cavalleria rusticana at the Macerata Opera Festival, in Rigoletto at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, as well as in Simon Boccanegra in the Hong Kong tour of Turin's Teatro Regio.
His roles for the 2017/18 season comprised Lescaut in Manon Lescaut at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre, the Count di Luna in Il trovatore at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and on a tour of Tokyo, the title role of Gianni Schicchi in Las Palmas, along with a part in Puccini's Messa di Gloria at the Torre del Lago Puccini Festival.
Upcoming engagements include singing Giorgio Germont in La traviata at the Macerata Opera Festival, Escamillo in Carmen at the Arena di Verona, Jago in Otello in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv's 2018 Opera Open festival, Scarpia in Tosca at Finland's Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Genoa's Teatro Carlo Felice, as well as the title roles of Falstaff in the theatres of Brescia, Cremona, Bergamo, Pavia and Como, Simon Boccanegra at Müpa Budapest and and Genoa's Teatro Carlo Felice, Rigoletto in Bologna, and also the role of Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana in Bari.