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Bruno de Simone

Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte)

Bruno de Simone studied singing under Sesto Bruscantini. He gained recognition performing the dramma giocoso genre and opéra bouffe, taking part in the greatest works of Galuppi, Pergolesi, Paisiello, Cimarosa and especially Rossini, of which he has already played 17 roles, earning him a Rossini d'Or in 2007. He has sung the main roles of operas by Mozart, Donizetti, and Puccini, and played Falstaff in Verdi's opera, Michonnet in Adriana Lecouvreur and Kyoto in Iris by Mascagni. He has performed in Europe, the United States and Japan with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti and Zubin Mehta, in productions by Giancarlo Cobelli, Hugo De Ana and David McVicar.

He recently performed in Il barbiere di Siviglia in Monte-Carlo and Geneva, L’elisir d’amore in Florence, Il viaggio a Reims in Rome, Che originali! by Mayr, at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo.

At the Opéra de Lausanne: Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore (1998), Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia (2014).