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Tiziano Bracci

Bass-baritone

  • Tiziano Bracci deserves a special mention for his portrayal of Bartolo.
    Jaime Estapà i Argemí, Webthea
  • Tiziano Bracci is a properly zany Bartolo.
    Kate Molleson, Herald Scotland
  • 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
  • Italian bass-baritone, Tiziano Bracci, begins the 2014-15 Season at Oper Koeln with his role debut as Don Alfonso Cosi fan tutte.  He returns to France to appear as Dr. Bartolo—his signature role—in the Sivadier production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia (a role he inaugurated with great success at Opera de Lille) in Limoges, a production that also tours to Caen, Reims and Dijon.

    Previous appearances at Oper Koeln include Il Sagrestano Tosca, a role he recently sang at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Melitone La Forza del Destino, a role he previously sang at Vienna State Opera in the new production by David Pountney.

    The artist’s professional journey began at the Deutsche Oper Berlin where he was a member of the ensemble in 2007, and where he first sang his signature role, Dr Bartolo.  Since then, Mr Bracci has appeared in the role at Scottish Opera, Theatre du Châtelet in Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich as well as in France. He frequently returns to DOB as a guest artist in the role.

    Past highlights include his debut as Mustafa L’italiana in Algeri at Scottish Opera, the role of Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro at Monte Carlo Opera and as Schaunard in Torre del Lago Puccini’s production of La Boheme at the Abu Dhabi International Festival.

    Mr. Bracci began his studies in 2001 at the International Music Academy of Milan. In 2004 he was a member of the Academy at Aix-en-Provence Festival, and also made his professional debut at Teatro Coccia, Novara, as Timur Turandot, and with the Cantelli Orchestra of Milan in Cimarosa’s L’impresario in Angustie.  With Teatro Bellini in Catania, he appeared as Uberto La Serva Padrona, and later returned for a production of Cherubini’s Il Giocatore; he sang the role of Sulpice La Figlia del Reggimento at Bergamot’s Teatro Donizetti.  In 2006, he won Second Place and the Audience Prize at the Vignas Competition in Barcelona.

    Mr. Bracci’s concert and recital work includes performances of Rossini’s Messa di Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s B-Minor Mass and a various cantatas, the Requiem of Verdi and of Mozart, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, and Brahms’ Liebeslieder-Walzer.  He appeared with the Verdi Orchestra of Milan for Dallapiccola’s Volo di Notte conducted by Kazushi Ono; other eminent conductors with whom he has worked include Zubin Mehta, Bertrand de Billy, Thomas Hengelbrock, Fabio Luisi, Yves Abel, Jacques Lacombe, Paolo Bressan, Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Gianluca Martinenghi, Daniel Pacitti, Marcello Rota and Marco Zuccarini.

    Recordings include a world premiere of Giramo’s Partite Sopra Fedele; La Serva Padrona on DVD, and the role of Capellio in I Capuleti e i Montecchi recorded live with Anna Netrebko and Elina Garanča at the Vienna Konzerhaus for Deutsche Grammophon.  He sings the roles of Benoit/Alcindoro in the film La Boheme with Rolando Villazon and Miss Netrebko, recently on worldwide general cinematic release.

    During Mr. Bracci’s tenure as a member of the ensemble at Deutsche Oper, Berlin, he sang among other roles Simone/Marco in Gianni Schicchi.  Additional roles in Mr. Bracci’s repertoire include Dulcamara L’elisir d’Amore, Leporello Don Giovanni, Buonafede Il Mondo della Luna.

    • Tosca, Royal Opera House
      June 2014

      For once the smaller parts, especially the huffing and puffing, clearly hungry, Sacristan of Tiziano Bracci …added greatly to the fascinatingly gloomy realism of this Tosca.
      Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International
    • 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, even if some of the fastest patter was a touch beyond him.
      Simon Thompson, Seen and Hear International
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