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Villari, Angelo - Tenor

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Biography

Born in Messina (Sicily), Angelo Villari completed the singing programme at the A. Boito Conservatory in Parma, where he also specialised at the Arturo Toscanini Foundation under the guidance of Alain Charles Billard. At the beginning of his career he sang Galuppi’s Il filosofo di campagna, Mozart’s L’oca del Cairo, Donizetti’s Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali and Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto.
 
His past and future engagements include Norma, Pollione at Opéra de Rennes, Cavalleria rusticana, Turiddu in Como, Pavia, Brescia and Cremona and & in Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (CD and DVD Dynamic), Madama Butterfly in Nantes and Rénnes, Pinkerton at Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, Canio in Pagliacci at Fondazione del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Firenze (CD and DVD Dynamic), Un ballo in maschera, Riccardo at Opera di Genova Teatro Carlo Felice, Luigi inIl Tabarro at in Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (CD and DVD Dynamic), Cavalleria Rusticana – Pagliacci and Madama Butterfly in Bologna, and Un Ballo in maschera in Genua.
 
Recent engagements include Il Trovatore in Catania, Respighi’s La campana sommersa at Teatro Lirico in Cagliari for the season's opening (DVD Arthaus) under Donato Renzetti; Madama Butterfly in Astana, at the Caracalla Baths in Rome under Yves Abel and in Palermo; Verdi’s Requiem with the Teatro Regio in Parma; Un Ballo in maschera at the Rome Opera under Jesus Lopez-Cobos and in Cagliari under Gérard Korsten; Tosca in Tours; Adriana Lecouvreur under Daniel Oren in Palermo and the European premiere of Marco Tutino's La Ciociara in Cagliari; La Forza del Destino in Giessen.
 
In 2015, he sang the exceptionally demanding title role in Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff at Wexford Festival Opera under the baton of Francesco Cilluffo, gaining international critical acclaim (CD RTE Lyric). Active also on the concert side, he performed Verdi’s Requiem and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in Tivoli. Amongst the roles he sang the following ones are worth mentioning: Canio in Pagliacci, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Cavaradossi in Tosca and Alfredo in Traviata
 
In 2007, he sang in Verdi’s Luisa Miller under the baton of Donato Renzetti at the Festival Verdi in Parma, and at the Teatro Regio. He took part in the Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faustin Il Corsaro and Lucia di Lammermoor. Angelo Villari won the first prize at the International Contest Simone Alaimo, il Bel Canto (2010), and he was a finalist at the Lyric Contest Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago and he won the role of Il Duca of Mantua in Rigoletto in occasion of the Contest Il Bel canto nella Valle dei Templi in Agrigento (Sicily). Angelo Villari opened the 40th Festival in Martina Franca singing the main tenor role in Casella’s La Donna Serpente, Fabio Luisi conducting, to great acclaim (DVD Bongiovanni).