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Live Broadcast of Gloriana April 14th

April 14, 2018

Tonight’s performance of Gloriana will be broadcast live from Teatro Real on Spain’s Radio Clásica. The performance stars Anna Caterina Antonacci as Elizabeth I and Leonardo Capalbo as Robert, Earl of Essex, with maestro Ivor Bolton leading the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real.


Gloriana First Look; Premieres Tonight

April 12, 2018

David McVicar's new production of Gloriana starring Anna Caterina Antonacci and Leonardo Capalbo, and led by maestro Ivor Bolton, opens April 12th at Teatro Real Madrid.


Puccini Messa di Gloria with Maestro Speranza Scapucci

April 10, 2018

Leonardo Capalbo makes his San Diego Symphony debut in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria led by Speranza Scappucci March 22 & 23, 2019. The Messa also features Daniel Okulitch and Michael Sumuel

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Leonardo begins the 2018-2019 season in another Puccini work, La rondine at the The Minnesota Opera.


New Production of Rigoletto at Royal Swedish Opera

April 9, 2018

Leonardo Capalbo will be starring as the Duke in Rigoletto at the Royal Swedish Opera in the 2018-2019 season. The new production by Sofia Jupither also stars Karl-Magnus Fredriksson and Ida Falk Winland. Leonardo returns to the Royal Swedish Opera following his debut last season as Gustav III in Un ballo in maschera

Performances run November 24, 2018 through February 11, 2019

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Leonardo has previously sung the Duke at Oper Leipzig, L’Opéra de Montreal, L’Opéra de Toulon, L’Opéra Royal de Wallonie, and the Teatro Municipal of São Paulo, Brazil.


Gloriana Premieres April 12th at Teatro Real Madrid; World Opera Forum

April 7, 2018
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Leonardo Capalbo stars as Robert, Earl of Essex, in David McVicar's new production of Benjamin Britten's Gloriana April 12th through 24th at the Teatro Real Madrid. Conducted by music director Ivor Bolton, the rarely seen Gloriana is led by famed soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci as Elizabeth I. The production will be the focal point of the inaugural World Opera Forum, a joint venture by Teatro Real Madrid, Opera Europa, Opera America, and Opera Latinoamérica.

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Leonardo previously appeared at the Teatro Real in the Spanish premiere of Daniel Catan's Il Postino.


Leonardo Capalbo steps into Macbeth at L'Opéra de Lyon

March 21, 2018

This evening Leonardo Capalbo will assume the role of Macduff in Macbeth at L'Opéra de Lyon. Presented as part of the Verdi Festival, Macbeth is conducted by L'Opéra de Lyon's music director Daniele Rustioni

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Leonardo has previously sung Macduff at the Berlin State Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Semperoper Dresden, and L'Opéra de Monte Carlo. He was last seen at L'Opéra de Lyon in the title role of Les contes d'Hoffmann.


Leonardo Capalbo Returns to The Minnesota Opera in Role Debut

February 20, 2018

In his role debut as Ruggero in Puccini’s La rondine, Leonardo Capalbo will return to The Minnesota Opera at the start of the 2018-2019 season. With Ruggero, Leonardo continues to expand his Puccini repertoire joining Rodolfo (La bohème), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Luigi (Il tabarro), and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi).

Performances of La rondine run October 6-14, 2018

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Leonardo debuted at The Minnesota Opera in 2015 in L’elisir d’amore and has since returned for the world premiere production of The Manchurian Candidate and a new production of Tosca.


Alsop Led Candide with London Symphony Orchestra; Bernstein 100

January 24, 2018

In celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centennial, the London Symphony Orchestra, led by Marin Alsop, presents Candide starring Leonardo Capalbo. He will be joined by Jane Archibald, Anne Sofie von Otter and Sir Thomas Allen in performances at the renowned Barbican Hall on December 8 & 9, 2018.

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Leonardo has previously appeared as Candide at the Berlin State Opera and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Opera News hailed Leonardo’s Candide for his “easy good looks and bright, yearning voice.”


Marilyn Horne Song Celebration at Carnegie Hall

January 22, 2018
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On January 28th, Leonardo Capalbo will join other notable former students of the legendary singer and teacher Marilyn Horne for a very special performance. The afternoon recital at Carnegie Hall will feature singers chosen by Ms. Horne herself as a special way to pay homage to her legacy as a teacher and the visionary of The Song Continues series. They will be accompanied by two renowned pianists, Warren Jones and Martin Katz, in what is sure to be an afternoon to remember.

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House Debut at Baden Baden Festspielhaus in Currentzis led La bohème

November 10, 2017

Leonardo Capalbo debuts at the Baden Baden Festspielhaus in a new production of La bohème by Philipp Himmelmann, conducted by Teodor Currentzis leading the MusicAeterna ensemble. Completing the cast is Zarina Abaeva, Sofia Fomina and Konstantin Suchkov.

Performances run November 10 & 12, 2017

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Leonardo is also singing Rodolfo this season at Theater St. Gallen. Previous appearances as Rodolfo include productions at Greek National Opera, L’Opéra National de Bordeaux, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Oper Köln, and Perm Opera.