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Vincenzo Taormina

Guest of the Opera


Born in Palermo, baritone Vincenzo Taormina makes his debut at the National Theatre Opera in the 2023/24 season as Dulcamara in the new production of L’elisir d’amore at the State Opera. He graduated from the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala Milan and the Accademia Verdiana in Busetto under Carlo Bergonzi. He made his debut in Spoleto as Malatesta (Don Pasquale) and has since appeared in, among others, Zurga (Les pêcheurs de perles) in Turin and at the Teatro Regio di Parma, Riccardo (I puritani) at the Teatro Massimo Palermo and at the Savonlinna Festival, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) in Florence, Teatro Massimo Palermo, San Carlo Naples and at the Seoul Arts Center, Sulpice (La fille du régiment) in Palermo and at the Royal Opera House Muscat and Fabrizio (La gazza ladra) at the Teatro Comunale Bologna. He was a regular guest at La Scala in Milan as Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Lescaut (Manon), Marcello (La bohème), Taddeo (L'Italiana in Algeri), Marco (Gianni Schicchi), Germano (La scala di seta), Sulpice (La fille du régiment) and Mamma Agata (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali). A sought-after Rossinian singer, he has sung the role of Figaro at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Teatro La Fenice Venezia, Opera di Roma, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Festival Abu Dhabi and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, among others. He has also recently debuted as Rossini's Don Bartolo at Teatro Regio Parma and Teatro Bellini Catania, and Don Magnifico (La cenerentola) at Teatro Comunale Bologna and in Bergamo. He sang the role of Belcore (L'elisir d'amore) in Florence, Palermo and Verona, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Dulcamara (L'elisir d'amore) at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.