The Italian bass, a Parma native, made his professional debut in 2005 in his hometown’s Teatro Regio in Gluck’s Alceste. During the past decade he has been heard in all the major Italian houses, including La Scala (Il viaggio a Reims, Le comte Ory, Aida, Il trovatore), the Verona Arena (Attila, Aida, Il trovatore), the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome (Turandot, Maometto II), Turin’s Teatro Regio (Don Carlo, La Cenerentola), and Florence’s Maggio Musicale (Aida), among others. Tagliavini has also been applauded in France (Les contes d’Hoffmann, Carmen, La bohème, La Cenerentola, Il trovatore, Paris), Germany (Attila, Nabucco, Berlin), Spain (I puritani, Lucia di Lammermoor, Romeo and Juliet, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Madrid; Il viaggio a Reims, Barcelona), China and Russia (Attila, Shanghai and St. Petersburg), and Austria (Nabucco, I due Foscari, Vienna). He has appeared in the U.S. in Los Angeles (The Marriage of Figaro, Macbeth) and at the Metropolitan Opera (La bohème). Since his 2007 debut in Benvenuto Cellini, he has been heard at the Salzburg Festival with roles including Talbot/Giovanna d’Arco, Loredano/ I due Foscari, and the King/Aida. Highlights of his busy 2018/19 season include Faust (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Nabucco (Bavarian State Opera), and Carmen (Opéra National de Paris).
Lyric debut: Ferrando/Il trovatore (2018|19)
Last updated: November 17, 2018
Photo: Victor Santiago