Profile Emanuele Cordaro

Born in Catania, bass Emanuele Cordaro began vocal studies privately. He is currently followed by Marcello Lippi attends masterclasses with the bass Bonaldo Giaiotti.

At a very young age, he has performed in the most important theaters in Sicily, with great popular and critical success. He took his first steps into the world of opera as a chorister in the Gran Coro Lirico Siciliano. He has participated in several opera productions at Luglio Musicale Trapanese first as a chorister in Don Pasquale, Rigoletto, Cavalleria Rusticana, and then as a solo artist in side roles in Pagliacci (the farmer), Tosca (the Jailer and Sciarrone), La Traviata (Commissario).

Cordaro attended the Licic Academy of Theatre in Rome, Italy (2010-2011), with Prof. Emanuela De Santis Salucci, where he debuted the role of Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In August 2011 he attended masterclasses in Sicilia Opera Academy where he studied with Marcello Lippi. He participated in the competition for roles in Giuseppe Verdi's Aida organized by Ramfis Production and Avignon and won the role of the King, debuted in a tour of 10 performances in Spain, France and Italy ending at Teatro Verdi in Pisa where he performed next to international artists such as Silvio Zanon, Clara Angella and Ignazio Encinas directed by Antonio Selva and conducted by Tullio Gagliardo. Between January and February 2012 he was engaged in the role of Brown in the Opera da Tre Soldi of Kurt Weill at the theatres of Pisa, Lucca and Livorno directed by David Haughton and conducted by Natalie Marin.

Emanuele Cordaro has performed as a bass soloist in Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem in a co-production of Teatro Regio of Parma and Eurorchestra. Again at Teatro Regio of Parma in October 2012, he played the roles of the Second Console and Podestà of Como in La Battaglia di Legnano of G. Verdi. In November 2012 he performed the role of the bass in Schumann's Manfred at Teatro Massimo of Palermo. This was followed by his Gran Sacerdote di Belo in December 2012 at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa conducted by Gianluca Martinenghi. Cordaro was Antonio in Nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Verdi of Pisa, conducted by Francesco Pasqualetti and directed by Lev Pugliese.

Tonight’s will be his debut in Malta and at the Aurora Theatre.

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