Among the Italian baritone’s recent successes in bel canto opera have been Taddeo/L’Italiana in Algeri (Metropolitan Opera), Don Geronio/Il turco in Italia (Pesaro’s Rossini Opera Festival), and Neri/Giordano’s La cena delle Beffe (La Scala). Highlights of his upcoming season include title role/Simon Boccanegra (Luxembourg, Antwerp), Germont/La traviata (London), Count di Luna/Il trovatore and Francesco/I masnadieri (both in Monte Carlo), and title role/Don Pasquale (Vienna). In addition to Alaimo’s international acclaim in such comedic roles as Falstaff (La Scala, Opéra de Marseille), Bartolo (Opéra National de Paris, Rossini Festival, Palermo’s Teatro Massimo), and Dandini (Salzburg Festival, Opéra National de Paris, Rossini Festival), he has also received acclaim for his dramatic portrayals, including Paolo/Simon Boccanegra (Metropolitan Opera), Riccardo/I Puritani (Turin’s Teatro Regio), and Miller/Luisa Miller (Liège’s Opéra Royal de Wallonie). He has given recitals at the Rossini Opera Festival and has been heard in concert with James Levine (Simon Boccanegra, Boston Symphony Orchestra) and Riccardo Muti (Don Pasquale, Ravenna Festival). As a teenager, Alaimo won the Giuseppe Di Stefano Competition in Trapani, later performing there as Dandini/La Cenerentola. He recently received the prestigious “Premio Abbiati” award from the Association of Italy’s Music Critics.
Lyric debut: Sancho/ Don Quichotte (2016|17)
Last updated: November 19, 2016