Alessandro Calamai - bass/baritone
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Alessandro CALAMAI
bass-baritone
 

Bass-baritone Alessandro Calamai studied with Andreina Desderi at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, Italy. He then attended master classes in Mozartean vocality with E. Schwarzkopf and A. Dermota, continuing with technical studies under A. Pola and repertory with R. Capecchi.

He was winner of several important competitions, among which: AsLiCo in Milan, Zucchelli in Bologna, Battistini in Rieti.

He has performed in some of the most important theaters both in Italy and abroad, including: Florence, Milan, Turin, Verona, Bergamo, Bologna, Rome, Bari, Venice, Palermo, Catania, Parma, Naples, Ferrara; Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Santander, Valencia, Salzburg, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Linz, Bordeaux, Lugano, Beijing, Shanghai; RAI, TVE, NHK, etc.


Calamai has collaborated with illustrious orchestra conductors such as:
R. Jacobs, P. Bellugi, S. Bychkov, C. Montanaro, J. Conlon, Z. Mehta, D. Oren, A. Lombard, S. Ozawa, M. Arena, N. Luisotti, C. Topilow, G. Pehlivanian, S. Ranzani, R. Frizza, M. De Bernart, D. Renzetti, K. L. Wilson, A. Campori, P. Fournillier, E. JoŽl, M. Plasson, A. Fogliani, J. Jones, A. Saura Llaser, O. Meir Wellber, N. Kabaretti, C. Goldstein, W. Gehlert, A. De Marchi, E. MŁller, F. Mastrangelo, J. Reynolds, A. Guadagno, J. Kovatchev, M. Mottadelli, etc.

He has worked under famous stage directors, among whom:
R. Vallone, I. Nunziata, L. Dodin, L. Ronconi, C. Comencini, F. Zeffirelli, M. Placido, J. Miller, E. Nekrosius, G. Vick, G. Albertazzi, L. Bondy, M. Guardž, X. Alberti, P. L. Pizzi, L. De Fusco, G. Deflo, T. Coleman, H. de Hana, F. Valeri, N. JoŽl, M. Bolognini, I. Stefanutti, W. Landin, G. Zampieri, Z. Yimou, A. Tarabella, E. Gramss, R. Giacchieri, B. Montresor, etc.

Calamai's vocality has brought him particular success in the "Buffo" repertory, though he has sung many diverse roles, among the most significant of which are: Bartolo, Nardo, Leporello, Colline, Don Magnifico, Dulcamara, Frŗ Melitone, Maestro di scuola, Maestro di cappella, Don Pasquale, Sharpless, Mathieu, Uberto, Griso, Mustafŗ, Haly, Sagrestano, Sprecher, Zweiter geharnischter Mann, etc.

He can be heard in numerous recordings, including:
Il filosofo di campagna, I virtuosi ambulanti, Il Conte Policronio, La romanziera e l'uomo nero, Il divertimento dei numi, and Traccollo -- all for the Bongiovanni label.

In addition, he recorded the role of the Sagrestano in Seiji Ozawa's recording of Tosca, and he took part in Zubin Mehta's recording of La Traviata (both of the foregoing for the Philips label).

Other recordings include Die Brautwahl by F. Busoni, La contadina astuta by Pergolesi-Hasse, and the Messa da Requiem by G. B. Girolami, for Kikko Classic; and Eliogabalo by Cavalli for the Ducale label.

Bass-baritone Calamai is also very active as a concert performer of operatic and chamber music, with a repertory that ranges from baroque to contemporary.

 
 

 


 
 
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