Italian baritone (born in Aosta), he has established an extraordinary international career, performing regularly on the prestigious concert stages and opera houses, including New York MET Opera, London ROH Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro, Rossini Festival in Wildbad, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Teatro Real in Madrid, New National Theatre of Tokyo, Opéra de Montecarlo, Teatro La Fenice in Venezia, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, Teatro Regio in Parma, Losa Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Florida Grand Opera of Miami, Houston Grand Opera. He collaborated with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Bruno Campanella, Riccardo Chailly, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Daniele Gatti, Donato Renzetti, Carlo Rizzi and Alberto Zedda.
Since 1993 Bruno Praticò has been a regular guest at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. In 1998, in the occasion of his interpretation of the role of Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, he was awarded the “Rossini d’Oro Prize”. In 1999 he returned to Pesaro for Il viaggio a Reims, La Cenerentola, La Gazzetta, L’equivoco stravagante, Le comte Ory, La Gazzetta and more recently for Torvaldo e Dorliska.
The role of Bartolo in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia has become one of his signature parts. He performed Bartolo several times in her career in such venues as Teatro dell’Opera in Roma, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Baltimore Opera Company, Arena di Verona, Opéra de Montecarlo, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania, Teatro dell’Opera in Roma, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real in Madrid. Other successful performances include his peformances of Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) at the Opéra National de Paris and at Bayerische Staatsoper, of Geronimo (Il matrimonio segreto) at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées de Paris and in Montecarlo and the role of Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) at the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia and a the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
He opened the 2013/14 season performing Il barbiere di Siviglia in Enschede, at Palm Beach Opera and at Novaja Opera in Moscow, followed by L’elisir d’amore at Teatro delle Muse di Ancona, Il medico dei pazzi at Opéra de Nancy, Il barbiere di Siviglia at Concertgebow in Amsterdam.
He opened the 2014/15 season performing the title role in Don Pasquale that marks his company debut with NCPA in Beijing.
Among his future plans are Le nozze di Figaro (Bartolo) at Atlanta Opera, La cenerentola (Don Magnifico) at Opéra de Rennes, Gianni Schicchi (title role) at Teatro Real de Madrid, L’italiana in Ageri (Taddeo) at NCPA in Beijing, as well as Béatrice et Bénédict (Somarone) at Opéra de Toulouse.
Recent seasons has brought him to perform Il viaggio a Reims at Teatro alla Scala and at the Monnaie di Bruxelles, Il signor Bruschino at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Covent Garden in London, at the Metropolitan in New York, at the Los Angeles Opera, at the Florida Grand Opera of Miami, at the Teatro Regio di Parma, at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and at the Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, Così fan tutte in Lisbon, La cenerentola at the Bayerische Staatsoper di Monaco, at
the Salle Pleyel de Paris, at the Festival Rossini in Wildbad, at the Ciakovsky Hall in Moscow and at the Kungliga Teater in Stockolm, La forza del destino at the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, La finta semplice at the Theater an der Wien, Don Pasquale (title role) at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, La fille du régiment (Sulpice) at the Houston Grand Opera and at the San Francisco Opera, Pulcinella at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Divorzio all’Italiana by Giorgio Battistelli at the Opéra de Nancy, L’elisir
d’amore at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Il turco in Italia, La gazza ladra and Il Signor Bruschino at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad and Le nozze di Figaro all’Opéra de Nancy.
His extensive discography includes Il barbiere di Siviglia (Bartolo) for EMI, L’elisir d’amore (Dulcamara) for Erato, Il signor Bruschino and La cambiale di matrimonio for Claves, Lakmè, Don Quichotte and Leoncavallo’s La bohème for Nuova Era,L’italiana in Algeri for Bongiovanni, Donizetti’s La romanziera e l’uomo nero for Opera Rara, L’italiana in Algeri for the BMG label and La Cenerentola under the baton of Alberto Zedda.
Born in Aosta, and after studies with baritone Giuseppe Valdengo he attended the specialisation courses of Teatro alla Scala and of Rodolfo Celletti.