Alex Esposito, Biography
Alex Esposito (Italy, born in 1975) is considered one of the most interesting talents of his generation. In 2007, he obtained the Premio Abbiati, Italy’s most prestigious critics award as best opera singer for the season 2005/06.
Childhood and Youth
Esposito initially trained as an actor and later studied singing with Romano Roma. Then he specialized under the guidance of Sherman Lowe, with whom he still studies today.
Esposito has collaborated with the world’s most important orchestra conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Antonio Pappano, Myung-Whung Chung, Kent Nagano, Daniele Gatti and Fabio Biondi and directors, such as Peter Mussbach, Claus Guth, Graham Vick, Damiano Michieletto, Alessandro Svab and Pier Luigi Pizzi.
He is a regular guest on such stages as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro alla Fenice in Venice, Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Royal Opera House in London, Teatro Real in Madrid, Opéra National de Paris, Salzburger Festspiele, Aix-en-Provence Festival and Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
His successful interpretations include, among numerous others: Leporello (Don Giovanni) at La Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Bayerisches Staatsoper; Papageno(Die Zauberflöte,) first Italian singer to perform the role in the original language at la Scala first, and then in Munich; Figaro(Le Nozze di Figaro) and Guglielmo(Così fan tutte.)
Alex Esposito is a greatly acclaimed interpreter of Rossini’s roles, such as Fernado Villabella in La Gazza Ladra, Alidoro in La Cenerentola and Faraone in a Graham Vick’s particularly successful production of Mosè in Egitto.
His future plans include important debuts in Oslo as Four Villains in Les Contes d’Hoffmann directed by Calixto Bieito and in Venice as Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress directed by Damiano Michieletto.
Esposito’s discography includes more than 12 DVDs and CDs.