Alessandro Corbelli made his LAO debut in 2013 as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, returning in 2015 as Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville.
Born in Turin, he studied singing with Giuseppe Valdengo and Claude Thiolas. Since his debut at the age of 22, he has become an outstanding exponent of the bel canto and Mozart roles for baritone.
He has sung in all the major opera houses: La Scala since 1989 in Cosi fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, La Cenerentola, Le Comte Ory, Lodoiska and Fedora; Covent Garden in L’Italiana in Algeri, La Cenerentola, Cosi fan tutte, Don Pasquale, Il Turco in Italia , The Daughter of the Regiment, The Barber of Seville and Adriana Lecouvreur; Paris Opera in La Cenerentola, L’Italiana in Algeri, Cosi fan tutte, Madama Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi and The Daughter of the Regiment; Vienna Staatsoper in Cosi fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, I Puritani and La Cenerentola. Since his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1997 in La Cenerentola as Dandini, he has returned regularly for L’Italiana in Algeri, L’Elisir d’Amore, Gianni Schicchi and as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola.
He has also sung in Munich, Cologne, Geneva, Madrid, Barcelona,Toulouse, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Florence, Turin as well as at such important festivals as Edinburgh, Salzburg and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. He made his first appearance at the Glyndebourne Festival in 1985 as Dandini in La Cenerentola, returning for Leporello in Don Giovanni and new productions of Gianni Schicchi and Don Pasquale.
In recent seasons, Mr. Corbelli has sung Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with LA Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville in San Francisco and Chicago, as well as singing Gianni Schicchi at the Teatro Regio di Torino. He sang Geronio in a new production of Il Turco in Italia at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
His appearances for the 2019/20 season include performances in Santiago, Chile, for Il Turco in Italia and with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola. Later in the season he returns to Vienna and the Rome Opera for La Cenerentola and to the Metropolitan Opera for Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore, rounding out the season with a return to the Glyndebourne Festival as Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville.
He has received many awards, including the prestigious Premio Abbiati della Critica for Leporello in Don Giovanni at La Scala and the Premio Rossini d’Oro for Don Geronio in Il Turco in Italia in Pesaro.