ALESSANDRO FANTINI

TENOR

Alessandro Fantini - tenor

Training

Roman by birth and training, he began his studies with the baritone Walter Alberti. Among the other teachers who had great importance in his training, the soprano Marinella Meli and the baritone Alessandro Corbelli, with whom he continues to study to this day.

In 1995 he was selected and attended the Opera Studio of the Rome Opera House, directed by Maestro Nino Bonavolontà.

Debut

Active for over twenty years, he made his first leading role in 1997 at the Nice Opus Festival in the opera Don Pasquale. In 1998 Il Signor Bruschino at the Borgatti theater in Cento (Ferrara) and L’occasione fa il ladro at the Social theater of Finale Emilia (Modena).

Career

During the first years of his career Alessandro had the opportunity to try his hand at the comic opera several times: in 1999 again in L’occasione fa il ladro at the Pergine festival (Trento) and at the Opéra-Comique in Paris; in 2000 L’elisir d’amore at the Pergine festival (Trento) and Don Pasquale in Susa (Torino).

Also in 2000 he took part in the production of Richard Strauss's opera Des Esels Schatten at the Teatro Comunale in Florence.

In 2001 he made his debut as Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) at the Mancinelli Theater in Orvieto (Terni) and later returned to the Teatro comunale in Florence for Marco Tutino's opera Pinocchio.

In the following years he had the opportunity to try his hand several times again with the role of Pinkerton and to expand his repertoire by debuting those of Ismaele (Nabucco), Macduff (Macbeth), Alfredo (La traviata), Don José (Carmen), mainly in productions and in the tours of Italy Konzert Opera. Around the same time he had the opportunity to perform in France: at the Biarritz Opera in the roles of Manrico (Il trovatore) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), in recital at the Salle Rossini in Paris.

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In 2010 he made his debut in the role of Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) during the "Dramma e Melodramma" review staged in Monterotondo (Rome), while in 2015 he was Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca) for the first time at the Masini theater in Faenza (Ravenna): roles reprized several times later, like all the others.

Over the years Alessandro has had the opportunity to work with internationally renowned conductors, directors and singers, including: Evelyne Aïello, Arman Azemoon, Walter Attanasi, Norbert Balatsch, Massimo de Bernart, Stefania Bonfadelli, Maria Luigia Borsi, Micaela Carosi, Alessandro Corbelli, Francesco Ellero d'Artegna, Claudio Desderi, Nicola Luisotti, Alberto Meoli, Paolo Miccichè, Stuart Maunder, Bruno Rigacci, Massimo Scapin.

Concert activity

Alessandro's concert activity is intense (over one hundred and twenty operatic recitals in the three years preceding the 2020 pandemic), which led him to perform, among other places, at the Parco della Musica in Rome (Sala Sinopoli), at Astana Opera and at Karaganda Opera (Kazakhstan).

Sacred music

In the 2016/2017 two-year period Pietro Mascagni's Messa di Gloria debuted and performed numerous times. In 2016 and 2018 the Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Also in 2018 the Petite Messe Solennelle by Gioacchino Rossini. In 2021 Johann Michael Haydn's Requiem mass in C minor MH155.

Awards and recognitions

Winner of the Luigi Infantino International Opera Competition in 1998, of the Giuseppe Verdi 2001 International Prize and of the Rome Festival International Competition for opera roles in 2003.

Opera repertoire

Composer Opera Character
G.Bizet Carmen Don José
V.Bellini Norma Pollione
U.Giordano Andrea Chénier Andrea Chénier
P.Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana Turiddu
G.Puccini Madama Butterfly Pinkerton
G.Puccini Tosca Cavaradossi
G.Puccini Turandot Calaf
G.Verdi Aida Radamès
G.Verdi Macbeth Macduff
G.Verdi Nabucco Ismaele
G.Verdi La traviata Alfredo
G.Verdi Il trovatore Manrico

Sacred dusic repertoire

P.Mascagni Glory Mass
W.A.Mozart Requiem Mass
G.Puccini Glory Mass
G.Rossini Petite messe solennelle
G.Verdi Requiem Mass

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The numerous opera recitals held all over the world together with the pianist Giovanni Velluti has transformed, over the years, into a real artistic partnership that resulted in the founding of RomeOperaConcerts.

Teaching

Alessandro is also actively involved in teaching and has held numerous lessons, courses and masterclasses in vocal technique and opera interpretation, in Italy and abroad.

Alessandro Fantini with the students of the Adana Conservatory
With the opera singing students of the Adana Conservatory (Turkey) in December 2019
 

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