Tiziano Bracci

Bass-baritone

"Tiziano Bracci is a true buffo bass of the highest order...His blustery acting and his powerful singing would stand up to scrutiny anywhere today."

Simon Thompson, The Opera Critic

"Tiziano Bracci is a properly zany Bartolo."

Kate Molleson, Herald Scotland

"Tiziano Bracci deserves a special mention for his portrayal of Bartolo."

Jaime Estapà i Argemí, Webthea

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Italian bass-baritone, Tiziano Bracci, begins the 2016-17 Season with his return to Deutsche Oper Berlin for revival performances in one of his signature roles, Dr. Bartolo Il Barbiere di Siviglia.  He joins Polish National Opera in Warsaw for performances of Don Geronio Il Turco in Italia  and returns to Germany to appear on the concert stage for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Berlin Philharmonie.

The artist has won considerable success in the role of Dr Bartolo, which he has also sung at Opera de Lille, Théâtre du Châtelet, Scottish Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, in Jean-François Sivadier’s production in Limoges which also toured to Caen, Reims and Dijon, and at the Rossini-in-Wildbad Festival; he continues to sing the role at DOB, where he was once a member of the permanent ensemble. His other roles there include Simone/Marco in Gianni Schicchi and Don Magnifico La Cenerentola.

Recent highlights include his role debut as Don Alfonso Cosi fan tutte with Oper Koeln, where he also appeared as Il Sagrestano Tosca, a role he sang at ROH Covent Garden; and Melitone La Forza del Destino, which he sang at Vienna State Opera in the new production by David Pountney.

Past successes include his debut as Mustafa L’italiana in Algeri i at Scottish Opera, another debut as Don Geronio Il Turco in Italia at Opéra de Dijon, and Schaunard in Torre del Lago Puccini’s production of La Boheme at the Abu Dhabi International Festival. Other roles in La Boheme include Benoit/Alcindoro which he played in the film version of the opera with Rolando Villazon and Anna Netrebko which went on worldwide general cinematic release.

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Le nozze di Figaro, Theatre du Capitole, Toulouse

April 2016

There are also strong contributions from the comprimari roles in the form of the pittoresque Antonio sung by the picturesque Tiziano Bracci.

Opera Online, Emmanuel Andrieu, 17 April

Il Turco in Italia, Opéra de Dijon

January 2016

Tiziano Bracci’s Geronio is sincere, human, sensitive and refined, the antithesis of the cuckolded husband whose misfortunes cause mirth. He has a splendid baritone with clear timbre, of great elegance, with the necessary clout, and also turns out to be an excellent actor. His cavatina " Vado in traccia d’una zingara " portrays the character well, whose psychological development is especially carefully prepared in obtaining the final forgiveness.

Forum Opera, Yvan Beuvard, 12 January 2016

…Tiziano Bracci doesn't lack verve in the role of Don Geronio, this magnificent cuckold who is both comic and touching, to which he adds his art of sibillant singing.

Opera Online, Emmanuel Andrieu, 10 January 2016

Experienced baritone Tiziano Bracci, worthy of a character from de Commedia dell’ Arte, embodies Don Gerionio with verve and as theatrical as you would wish , playing in a wonderful way with the Italian language and its inflections.

ConcertClassic, Michel Le Naour, 12 January 2016

Tiziano Bracci is remarkable in every respect: his play is vocally full of power and expression, and physically his movements on stage make his character believable without being ridiculous.

Res Musica, Joelle Farenc, 16 January 2016

Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Opéra de Limoges, Reims, Caen and Dijon

January 2015

Le baryton italien Tiziano Bracci campe un Bartolo très convaincant, avec son refus d’un cabotinage trop excessif, et son élocution admirablement contrôlée dans les passages les plus rapides.

Emmanuel Andrieu, ClassiqueNews

Dans son peignoir plutôt bonhomme, Tiziano Bracci souligne la naïveté égoïste du barbon, Bartolo qui n’a pas besoin d’éclat pour mettre en valeur une homogénéité sans relief excessif, mais non sans expressivité.

Gilles Charlassier, Concertonet

The Barber of Seville, Opéra de Lille

May 2013

Italian baritone Tiziano Bracci, mastering his text and his character, holds in Bartolo one of his great roles. The actor holds both simplicity and effective comedy; the skillful singer, resounding and musically spot-on, with a beautifully controlled diction in the fastest parts (the famous sillabato).

Emmanuel Andrieu, Classiqueinfo

Special mention for Tiziano Bracci and his interpretation of Bartolo.

Webthea

Without going towards caricature, Tiziano Bracci displays the wide range required for a good Bartolo - warmth, disdain and fake authority.

Sébastien Foucart, ConcertoNet

The Barber of Seville, Scottish Opera, Theatre Royal Glasgow

October 2011

Tiziano Bracci is a properly zany Bartolo

Kate Molleson, Herald Scotland

Tiziano Bracci’s Bartolo blustered and fumed while remaining musical...

Simon Thompson, Seen and Hear International

Tiziano Bracci’s Opera Repertoire

CHERUBINI Il giocatore (Bacocco)
CILEA Adriana Lecouvreur (Michonet)
CIMAROSA L'impresario in angustie (Don Grisobolo)
DONIZETTI Don Pasquale (Malatesta, Don Pasquale)
La figlia del reggimento (Sulpizio)
L'elisir d'amore (Dulcamara)
MOZART Cosi fan Tutte (Don Alfonso)
Don Giovanni (Leporello, Masetto)
Le nozze di Figaro (Bartolo)
PAISIELLO Il mondo della luna (Buonafede)
La serva padrona (Uberto)
PUCCINI La Bohème (Schaunard, Alcindoro)
La fanciulla del West (Billy Jackrabbit)
Gianni Schicchi (Simone, Marco)
Tosca (A Sacristan)
ROSSINI Il Turco in Italia (Don Geronio)
La Cenerentola (Don Magnifico, Dandini)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Don Bartolo)
L'Italian in Algeri (Mustafa)
VERDI La forza del destino (Melitone)

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