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Artist Hyperion Records

Michele Pertusi (bass)

Born in Parma, acclaimed bass Michele Pertusi studied singing with Arrigo Pola, Carlo Bergonzi and Rodolfo Celletti. He has performed in the world’s most important concert halls and opera houses, such as the Opéra National de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and the Opernhaus in Zurich. His repertoire includes the leading roles in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Semiramide, L’italiana in Algeri and William Tell, Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and Lucrezia Borgia, and Verdi’s Oberto and Falstaff. He has collaborated with conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-whun Chung, Sir Colin Davis, Daniele Gatti, Vladimir Jurowski, James Levine, Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti. Other appearances include Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at Teatro alla Scala, Rossini’s Zelmira at Opéra de Lyon, Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra in Hong Kong with Teatro Regio di Torino, and Maria Stuarda at Opéra d’Avignon. Michele Pertusi’s recording of Rossini’s Il turco in Italia with Riccardo Chailly received a Gramophone Award. In February 2005 LSO Live’s recording of Verdi’s Falstaff, featuring Pertusi in the title role, won the Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording. He has been the recipient of the Gold Medal as Cultural Benemeritus from the President of the Italian Republic.


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