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Maurizio Muraro opened the season 2019/20 with concerts of Benvenuto Cellini/Balducci and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra (M° Gardiner conducting), followed by his role debut as Don Profondo/Il viaggio a Reims at the Semperoper Dresden (new production). A revival of La Cenerentola/Don Magnifico was scheduled at the Hamburg State Opera.
Under the direction of András Schiff he sang Bartolo/Le nozze di Figaro on the occasion of a concert with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra at the Felsenreitschule in Salzburg.
In season 2020/21 Maurizio Muraro will sing Bartolo (Barbiere) both at the Semperoper Dresden and at San Francisco Opera.
Maurizio Muraro has been awarded important international prizes including Katia Ricciarelli International Competition in 1990, Belli Competition in Spoleto in 1994, E. Waechter Prize as the best opera singer of the Austrian season, Wiener Staatsoper, 1999 – 2000.
He has sung in all main opera houses worldwide, working with conductors as Claudio Abbado, Ivor Bolton, Sir Colin Davis, Mark Elder, Philippe Jordan, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Marcello Viotti.
In the season 2018/19 he appeared with the Opera Rome at a guest performance in Japan with Manon Lescaut, before returning to the Metropolitan Opera (Il Trittico, Adriana Lecouvreur, La fille du regiment) and to London’s Royal Opera House (Le nozze di Figaro). He has been invited to the Hamburg and Dresden State Operas for Bartolo/Il barbiere di Siviglia. In the recent past he appeared, among others, in Il barbiere di Siviglia/Basilio and in I due Foscari at London’s Covent Garden, Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin, La Cenerentola/Don Magnifico, Benvenuto Cellini/Balducci and Gianni Schicchi/Simone at the Bastille Paris, Benvenuto Cellini/Balducci in Amsterdam and Barcelona, again Il barbiere di Siviglia, this time as Bartolo, and Le nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera New York.
His filmography includes some international co-productions such as Tosca directed by B. Jacquot, with the Covent Garden Orchestra conducted by A. Pappano.
Among his recordings let us remember Carmen, under the direction of Giuseppe Sinopoli for Teldec; Tosca, directed by Antonio Pappano for EMI; Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni both with Betrand de Billy conducting the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the tale “Peter and the Wolf” by S. Prokofiev with the Orchestra of the Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza. He recorded Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini with Opera Rara and Le nozze di Figaro for the label Deutsche Grammophon (Universal Music) with Diana Damrau and Thomas Hampson under the baton of Yannik Nézet-Séguin.
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