2015–16 Season: Doctor Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Italian bass-baritone Alessandro Corbelli made his San Francisco Opera debut as Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’Amore), a role he has performed in Leipzig and at the Metropolitan Opera. Since his debut at the age of twenty-one, he has become an outstanding exponent of the bel canto and Mozart baritone roles. He has performed in all of the world’s major opera houses, including La Scala; Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Paris Opera; Vienna State Opera; the Metropolitan Opera; Houston Grand Opera; and the opera companies of Munich, Cologne, Geneva, Madrid, Barcelona, Toulouse, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Florence, and Turin. His repertoire includes Don Alfonso and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte); the title roles of Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Pasquale, Falstaff, and Gianni Schicchi; Leporello (Don Giovanni); Dandini and Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola); Figaro and Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia); Sharpless (Madama Butterfly); Giorgio Germont (La Traviata); and Zurga (The Pearl Fishers). Additional credits include Sulpice (La Fille du Régiment) and the title role of Gianni Schicchi at the Metropolitan Opera; Don Geronio (Il Turco in Italia) at Bavarian State Opera; Don Magnifico at the Glyndebourne Festival; Sulpice at La Scala; and Falstaff at Paris Opera. Corbelli’s discography includes Le Nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte for Telarc led by Charles Mackerras; Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola and L’Italiana in Algeri for Teldec; and Il Turco in Italia and La Cenerentola for Decca.