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In 1990 Maurizio Muraro won the first prize in the International Singing Competition “Katia Ricciarelli”. This was followed in 1994 by the first prize in the competition “Concorso Europeo di Spoleto” and the Eberhard Waechter Prize as the best singer of the Vienna State Opera from 1999-2000.
Maurizio Muraro’s career began in Spoleto with L’elisir d’amore, where he won over critics and audiences alike as Dulcamara. Since then his career has taken him to all the major opera houses, where he has worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Ivor Bolton, Sir Colin Davis, Mark Elder, Philippe Jordan, James Levine, Alessandro de Marchi, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Christian Thielemann, Marcello Viotti.
Milestones of his career were his debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich under Sir Colin Davis (Don Giovanni/Masetto), Rossini’s Otello at the Vienna Festival under Yehudi Menuhin, the season opening at La Scala in Milan with Gluck’s Iphigenie en Aulide under Riccardo Muti, again with Riccardo Muti his debut at the Vienna State Opera (Le nozze di Figaro/Bartolo).
The artist is a permanent guest at the Metropolitan Opera New York (Le nozze di Figaro, Il barbiere di Siviglia/Bartolo, La fille du regiment, Così fan tutte), at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Adriana Lecouvreur, I due foscari, Il barbiere di Siviglia/Basilio, Il trovatore/Ferrando) , at the Bastille in Paris (Le nozze di Figaro, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin, La cenerentola/Don Magnifico, Benvenuto Cellini/Balducci, Gianni Schicchi/Simone), in Berlin at the Staatsoper and the Deutsche Oper (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro). He has made guest appearances at the Ravenna Festival, Arena di Verona, Hamburg State Opera, Dresden State Opera, Theater an der Wien, in Florence, San Francisco (in the 2016/17 season with the role debut Don Pasquale), Bayerischer Rundfunk, RAI Torino.
Maurizio Muraro very much enjoys participating in performances of opera rarities, e.g. at the Brussels Opera House in La stella daura vendicata by Francesco Provenzale, Wolf-Ferrari’s La vedova scaltra in Genoa and Venice, Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini – recording with Opera Rara and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Daniele Rustioni. At the Amsterdam Opera he sang the role of Balducci/Benvenuto Cellini, which he then repeated at the Liceu Barcelona.
Among his numerous recordings, Carmen with Sinopoli (Teldec), Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Attanasi, Tosca with Pappano (EMI), Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni with Bertrand de Billy deserve special mention. He participated in film productions of La serva padrona, Il Maestro di Capella and Tosca. He sang Bartolo on the occasion of a CD production of Le nozze di Figaro with Diana Damrau, Thomas Hampson and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Yannick Nezét-Séguin (for Deutsche Grammophon).
In the 2020/21 season Maurizio Muraro had engagements as Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Theater an der Wien, the Staatsoper Berlin and the Festival Aix-en-Provence. In 2021/22 he sang Don Magnifico in a new production of La Cenerentola at the Semperoper Dresden as well as Bartolo/Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera New York and the Bavarian State Opera Munich, among others. His most recent appearances include Il Viaggio a Reims, Le Nozze di Figaro and La Cenerentola in Dresden, and again Nozze at the Berlin State Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Future projects will lead him to Lyon, Paris, Madrid, London, to the Met in New York and to Santa Fe.
September 2023 – For the most recent biography, please contact Nicola Kamphausen