Maurizio Muraro

Italian bass Maurizio Muraro makes his San Francisco Opera debut in a role he has recently performed with Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Paris Opera. He is the winner of several important international prizes, including the 1990 Katia Ricciarelli International Competition, the 1994 A. Belli Competition in Spoleto, and the E. Waechter Prize as the best opera singer of the season at the Vienna State Opera 1999–2000. Recent engagements include Dr. Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro) with the Paris Opera, the Met, Berlin State Opera, and Milan’s La Scala; Sulpice (La Fille du Régiment) at the Met and Hamburg State Opera; Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) in Tokyo; and Leporello (Don Giovanni) in Genova. His films include Tosca with the Covent Garden Orchestra and a DVD of Le Nozze di Figaro at La Scala; his recordings include Carmen with Sinopoli, Tosca with Pappano, and Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni with De Billy.