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Angelo Villari

Tenor

Born in Messina (Sicily), Angelo Villari graduated in singing from the Conservatory Arrigo Boito in Parma, then he studied at Fondazione Toscanini under the guidance of Alain Charles Billard.

After having his first debuts in such operas as Galuppi’s Il filosofo di campagna, Mozart’s L’oca del Cairo, Donizetti’s Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali and Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto, Rigoletto, Angelo Villari has emerged in recent years as a solid performer of dramatic and Verismo roles including Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Teatro Regio in Parma, in Astana, at Terme di Caracalla with Opera di Roma, conductor Yves Abel), Cavaradossi in Tosca (at Opéra de Tours), Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana, Canio in Pagliacci, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur (at Teatro Massimo in Palermo with il M° Daniel Oren and in the theatres of OperaLombardia), Manrico in Il trovatore in Catania. In 2007 he sang in Luisa Miller at Festival Verdi in Parma under the baton of Donato Renzetti and since then he has been invited back at Teatro Regio for many productions: Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust, Il corsaro, Lucia di Lammermoor, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Madama Butterfly.

He had great success in several relavant productions, including Casella’s La donna serpente conducted by Fabio Luisi for the opening of 40th Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff at Wexford Festival Opera, I Shardana by Ennio Porrino staged by Davide Livermore, Respighi’s La campana sommersa conducted by Donato Renzetti and Marco Tutino’s La Ciociara at Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Un ballo in maschera at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome with Jesus Lopez-Cobos.

His discography include several recordings: I Shardana (DVD Dynamic), La donna serpente (DVD Bongiovanni), Guglielmo Ratcliff (CD RTE Lyric), La campana sommersa (DVD Arthaus). Due to pandemic emergency Angelo Villari could not have his debut in Tokyo, where he would have sung Luigi in Il tabarro at Bunka Kaikan, and in Caracalla, where he would have sung Radames in Aida.


Among his recent engagements: Madama Butterfly, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at Teatro Comunale in Bologna; Cavalleria Rusticana in Reggio Emilia; Pagliacci, Il tabarro at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Un ballo in maschera in Prague;

Madama Butterfly at Teatro San Carlo in Naples; Cavalleria rusticana at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and in Pavia, Como, Cremona; Norma at Opéra de Rennes; La forza del destino at Stadttheater Giessen; Adriana Lecouvreur in Palermo.


Season 2021/22: La Fanciulla del West (Dick Johnson) in Brescia (September 2021), Pavia, Como and Cremona in January 2022; Turandot (Calaf) in February/March 2022 with Opera di Roma; Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) in Nantes, Angers and Rennes in May/June 2022.





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