Stefano La Colla
The celebrated Italian tenor has triumphed previously as Puccini’s Calaf in major European theaters such as La Scala, Naples’s Teatro San Carlo, Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Vienna State Opera. Important highlights of the current season include Cavaradossi/Tosca (Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera), Pollione/Norma (Oper Frankfurt), and Ismaele/Nabucco (La Scala). Cavaradossi has become a signature role, with successes in Toulon, St. Gallen, Naples, Berlin, and Pisa. Other important career achievements include such starring roles as Radames/Aida (San Carlo Opera Festival, Verona Arena, Macerata’s Arena Sferisterio), Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly (Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin State Opera), Rodrigue/Le Cid (St. Gallen Festival), Turiddu/Cavalleria rusticana (Dresden’s Semperoper, La Scala), and both Turiddu and Canio/Pagliacci (Opéra National du Rhin). La Colla is the 2002 winner of the High Accreditation Academy of the Puccini Repertory of Torre del Lago and 2006 winner of the International Competition Ismaele Voltonlini of Buscoldo. Concerts have brought him to Wigmore Hall in London, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, and the prestigious Goldene Deutschland gala in Munich, among other venues. An alumnus of the Conservatorio Pietro Mascagni in Livorno, the tenor studied under soprano Luciana Serra and later under baritone Carlo Meliciani.
Lyric debut: Calaf/ Turandot (2017|18)
Last updated: December 5, 2017
Photo: Alba Falchi