Paolo Battaglia

Paolo Battaglia, born in Brescia, Italy, takes young studying the clarinet and saxophone, is dedicated to the study of singing after graduating with honors in the conservatory of his city, and then perfected in Milan under the guidance of the tenor Franco Corelli and the director Eugenio Fogliati. Since 1997 he sang important roles of the Italian repertoire in major Italian and international institutions such as La Scala in Milan, Comunale Theatre of Florence, Staatsoper Berlin, Opera de Montpellier, Opera de Lille, Theater St. Gallen, Opera de Monte Carlo, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos of Lisbon, Innsbrucker Festwochen and Aix en Provence Festival. His repertoire includes roles such as Banco in Macbeth, Zaccaria in Nabucco, Highes Priest in Aida, Timur in Turandot, Pistol in Falstaff, Don Bartolo in Marriage of Figaro and the main role in Don Giovanni.
His versatility in song interpretation has led to important roles also in the Baroque repertoire: Caronte in Monteverdi's L´Orfeo at Theatre de La Monnaie in Brussels directed by René Jacobs and in Caen directed by Emmanuelle Haïm who then called upon to interpret the role of Seneca in Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea by at Glyndebourne Opera Festival and at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the BBC. Very active also in concerts, he performed several times Mozart's Requiem, Rossini's La petite messe solemnelle and Stabat Mater and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Paolo Battaglia recently also addressed the roles of French repertoire with great critical and public response.