Alessandro Corbelli


The Turin-born baritone has presented his acclaimed Bartolo in many major houses (most recently Glyndebourne and San Francisco Opera). Later this season Corbelli will reprise his equally celebrated Don Magnifico/La Cenerentola (Zurich, Vienna). Other recent bel canto successes include Don Pasquale (Vienna, Glyndebourne, DVD), Taddeo/L’italiana in Algeri (Salzburg), Dulcamara/L’elisir d’amore (Lyric, Metropolitan Opera, Madrid, Leipzig, Barcelona, San Francisco, and Houston, among other houses), and Sulpice/La fille du régiment (Covent Garden, Paris, Met). Corbelli is also renowned as Michonnet/Adriana Lecouvreur (Berlin, London, Paris), Don Alfonso/Così fan tutte (Vienna), Falstaff (Toulouse, Glyndebourne), and Gianni Schicchi (Met, Glyndebourne, Turin). In 2017 he sang his first Melitone/La forza del destino and recently reprised the role in the acclaimed new production at London’s Royal Opera House. He holds the Premio Abbiati, the Italian music critics’ prize, for his Leporello at La Scala, and the similarly prestigious Rossini d’Oro for his Don Geronio at Pesaro’s Rossini Opera Festival.

Previously at Lyric: Nine roles since 1986/87, most recently Dr. Bartolo/The Barber of Seville (2019|20); Don Alfonso/Così fan tutte (2017|18); Don Magnifico/La Cenerentola (2015|16); Dr. Bartolo/The Barber of Seville (2013|14).

Last updated: September 29, 2019