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Giorgio Caoduro


Born in Monfalcone, Italy, Giorgio Caoduro is rapidly becoming one of the leading Italian baritones of his generation. 

He has made debuts in recent seasons at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Opéra National de Paris, Berlin State Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Aix-en-Provence and others. He completed his studies at the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro with soprano Cecilia Fusco and was a winner in several competitions; among then the Lignano Sabbiadoro Competition and the International Singing Competition Associazione Lirica Concertistica in Milano.

In the 2010-2011 season he returned to La Scala as Belcore in a new production of L'elisir d'amore with Rolando Villazon and Nino Machaidze.   He appeared as Dandini in La Cenerentola for Opera de Nice and as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia in both Toulouse, Sydney and for Opera de Mahon, and was also heard in Las Palmas as Belcore and at Teatro Verdi Trieste in Lucia di Lammermoor.  His engagements for the 2011-2012 season include Il barbiere di Siviglia for Teatro La Fenice, L'arbore di Diana for Opera de Montpellier and Escamillo in Carmen for Opera de Lyon. Future engagements include Lescaut in Manon Lescaut in Washington and his return to Sydney for Lucia di Lammermoor

In September of 2009 he made his Los Angeles Opera debut as Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore under James Conlon.  Other projects during that season included his return to Genova in Lucia di Lamermoor, Werther at the Teatro Regio in Parma, Marcello in La bohème at the Berlin State Opera and Ping in Turandot in Monte Carlo.   He returned to La Scala in July of 2010 as Figaro in a new production of Il barbiere di Siviglia.  In the fall of 2008 he made his debut at the San Francisco Opera as Belcore in L'elisir d'amore opposite Ramon Vargas. He then made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Ping.  In the spring of 2009 he debuted the role of Riccardo in Bellini's I Puritani with the Greek National Opera in Athens and appeared as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor in Salerno conducted by Daniel Oren.

His engagements for the 2007-2008 season included a tour of Le nozze di Figaro with Aix-en-Provence, Albert in Massenet's Werther with Sonia Ganassi and Giuseppe Filianoti in Genova and Ping, both at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.  He returned to Bologna for his debut in the role of Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, and subsequently made his debut at Teatro San Carlo in Naples as Ping in Turandot.  He also debuted at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Figaro in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

He made his United States debut during the 2006-2007 season as Figaro in Dallas Opera's production of Il barbiere di Siviglia.  He was hailed by the Dallas Morning News as "The real discovery is Giorgio Caoduro, a 25-year-old Italian baritone whose firm, forward tone is allied to a natural'll not hear the role better sung anywhere."  Also during the 2006-2007 season he appeared as Silvio in I Pagliacci in Genoa and as Belcore in I'elisir d'amore in Torino alongside Juan Diego Florez.  He appeared at the Aix-en-Provence Festival as the title role of Le nozze di Figaro, and returned to Torino for the role of Ping in Turnadot.

His other notable past engagements include I'italiana in Algeri at the Berlin State Opera and Aix-en-Provence, Il barbiere di Siviglia at Stuttgart State Opera, Opéra de Montpellier and Opéra National de Paris.  He has also appeared in La Cenerentola in Trieste, Glyndebourne, Frankfurt and Paris. 

March 2012


Giorgio Caoduro