Enrico Casari

Tenor

Italian tenor Enrico Casari studied singing at the Conservatory of Verona and with Augusto Vicentini, Ivo Vinco and Sherman Lowe. He furthered his musical education at the Faculty of Musicology at the University of Pavia. He was then a member of the Opera Studio at the Vlaamse Opera in Gent and the Opera Studio of the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg.

Recent engagements include: Kat'a Kabanova conducted by Marco Angius and directed by Robert Carsen and Salome conducted by Gianandrea Noseda at the Teatro Regio di Torino; Narraboth in Salome at the Teatro Filarmico di Verona and at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (under Valcuha and Lavia); Remendado in Carmen in a new production of Hugo De Ana under Francesco Ivan Ciampa at the Arena di Verona; the debut as Francois in Bernstein’s A quite place in Maastricht; a concert Verdi/Berio’s Otto romanze for Tenor and Orchestra under Marco Angius at the Fenice in Venice.

Projects in the season 2019/20 are the debut as Candide at the National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vilnius conducted by Sesto Quatrini and as Don José in Carmen at the Teatro Pergolesi Spontini Jesi and Rete Lirica Marche directed by Paul Emile Fourny and conducted by Beatrice Venezi. He also returned to Montecarlo as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor conducted by Roberto Abbado and directed by jean-Louis Grinda.

In the season 2020/21, he will sing for the first time and the Janacek Festival in Brno and will give his debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Opera Metz.

Other important engagements of past seasons were. Beppe in Pagliacci with Opéra Monte-Carlo (Pinchas Steinberg - Jean-Louis Grinda), at the Opera Metz (Paul-Emil Fourny) and at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie with José Cura; Des Grieux in Auber’s Manon with Sumi Jo at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie; Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Teatro Comunale in Bozen, at the Opéra de Rouen and at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Bruxelles; Janek in The Makropulos Affair with the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg and Teatro alla Fenice in Venice (Robert Carsen); Dormont in Rossini’s La Scala di Seta at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris; Comte Barigoule in Massenet’s Cendrillon at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie; Bastien in Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne at the Teatro Bibiena in Mantua with Enzo Dara; Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor in Rouen, Limoges, Reims and Lille; Valzacchi in Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (Marianne Clement) at the Opéra National du Rhin; Malcolm in Macbeth (Francisco Negrin - Paolo Arrivabeni) at the Opéra Monte-Carlo; Brighella in Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie di Liegi. Rossini’s La Gazzetta at the Israeli Opera in Tel-Aviv, Pagliacci at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, Adriana Lecouvreur and I Puritani at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

In concert he sang in Mozart’s Requiem conducted by Paolo Arrivabeni at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at De Vlaamse Opera, and in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria.

As a member of the Opera Studio in Strasbourg in sang in Charpentier’s Louise directed by V. Boussard and conducted by P. Fournillier, as Aladino in Rota's Aladino e la Lampada Magica, Brighella in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Malcolm in Verdi's Macbeth conducted by E. Mazzola.

The recordings include the role of Baron Rouvel in a production of Giordano's Fedora for the Deutsche Grammophon, next to Angela Gheorghiu and Placido Domingo with the Symphony Orchestra of La Monnaie - Brussels.

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