FABIO ARMILIATO – tenor
Fabio Armiliato is one of the most important tenors on the international opera scene, acclaimed for his voice, his high register and connate musicality, further his dramatic performances and the charisma which defines his characters.
Mr. Armiliato was born in Genoa where he graduated at the Niccolò Paganini Conservatoire. His debut in Simon Boccanegra of Verdi made an early and quick beginning to his career quickly and took him to take on the most important roles in several famous theatre's in the world, as the Metropolitan Opera House of New York, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, L’Opéra de Paris, the San Francisco Opera House, Teatro Real in Madrid and the Wiener Staatsoper.
As Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, he is noted for his impassioned and exciting interpretation with which he had great success at the Arena of Verona, Teatro Real in Madrid, the Fenice of Venice and during a very important Japanese tour with the Opera of Rome. Cavaradossi is the role of his return at La Scala, conducted by Lorin Maazel, and to the Royal Opera House of Covent Garden in London, under Antonio Pappano's baton.
Among several successes during these last seasons, mostly important is his debut in La forza del destino at the Opéra of Monte Carlo, La Fanciulla del West in Rome (notable his encore of Ch’ella mi creda during the 1st performance) and Tosca at Caracalla, where he celebrates 20 years from his debut in Caracalla.
Between, 2009-2010 he started with Turandot, at the completely re-built Petruzzelli-Theatre in Bari. He performed also with enormous success and unanimous ovation the role of Rodolfo in Luisa Miller at the Opernhaus in Zürich. Then, he was in the main male character in a new production of La Fanciulla del West, at Puccini Festival, for the 100th anniversary of this opera together with Daniela Dessì.
The 2011 season began with the expected and successful debut in Otello at the Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liége. After this, he received the 1st Tito Schipa International Award on August 3rd in Ostuni as well as the honorary citizenship of Recanati, in the name of Beniamino Gigli.
Fabio Armiliato made a recent debut in film with a featured role opposite Woody Allen in the director’s latest movie, “To Rome with Love”, which was released in 2012 for which Armiliato garnered raves for his interpretation.