Simone Piazzola

Baritone

Headshot of the artistSimone Piazzola made his debut in 2005 at the Giordano Theater in Foggia iInl Re by U. Giordano, and subsequently, Rigoletto, directed by Maestro Bruno Campanella at the Opera Theater in Rome, an opera resumed on a tour in Japan, and then as Conte di Luna/Il Trovatore at the Teatro Nuovo in Spoleto.
During Season 2019/2020 Mr. Piazzola sang (among others) Ezio/Attila at Opera Australia, Ernesto/Il pirata and Rodrigo/Don Carlo at Teatro Real de Madrid, and the title role of Simon Boccanegra at Wiener Staatsoper. In 2020 Simone Piazzola took part in Gala Streaming online concerts (due to the Pandemic) in La Scala di Milano and Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, among others.

In 2018 and 2019 Simone Piazzola performed as Giorgio Germont/La Traviata at the Royal Opera House, London, the Royal Opera House of Muscat, Arena di Verona Opera Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper, München, and Staatsoper Hamburg. He also sang Amonasro/Aida at Wiener Staatsoper and at Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Don Carlo/Ernani at Teatro alla Scala Milano and Teatre Principal de Maó, Ford/Falstaff and Enrico/Lucia di Lammermoor
at Teatro Real de Madrid, ForFda/lstaff at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, AlphonLsae/ Favorite at Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Seid/Il corsaro at Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza, Renato/Un ballo in maschera at Bayerische Staatsoper München, Graf Luna/Der Troubadour at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Renato/Un ballo in maschera at Opéra National de Paris, Count de Luna/Il trovatore at Ópera de Oviedo, Enrico/Lucia di Lammermoor and Marcello/La bohème at Semperoper Dresden.

Outstanding performances between 2014 and 2018 also include: Cecil/Maria Stuarda, conducted by M° Richard Bonynge, under the direction of Pier Luigi Pizzi at the Megaron Theater in Athens; Marcello/La Bohéme in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Count di LunaI/l Trovatore at Sferisterio Macerata Opera Festival and in Budapest, Marcello/La Bohéme in Tel Aviv, Don Carlo di Vargas/La forza del destino in al Palau de les Art in Valencia, Enrico/Lucia di Lammermoor in Berlin; The Duke of Nottingham/Roberto Devereux in Madrid and Bilbao and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munchen. In 2017 he was Don Carlo di Vargas/Forza del destino alongside Jonas Kaufmann in Munich. In 2014 Simone Piazzola made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan as Count di LunaI/l Trovatore, then he returned to Milan to perform Silvio/I Pagliacci (2015), Marcello/La Bohème (2016), Rodrigue/Don Carlos (2017), Don Carlo/Ernani and an extraordinary recital of chamber arias (2018).

In 2012 Simone Piazzola took part in the Christmas Concert of the Senate of the Italian Republic, directed by Maestro Riccardo Muti.

Simone Piazzola began his musical studies with the soprano Alda Borelli Morgan when he was 11 years old. In 2004
he took part in various concerts organized by Fondazione Arena di Verona. In 2005 he won the first prize in the “Marie Kraja” in Tirana and in 2007, the Competition “Comunità Europea” of Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto. In August 2013 he won the Second Prize as well as the Audience Award at the Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in Verona; in June of this season he won the Abbiati Prize. In 2017 Mr. Piazzola won the “Bastianini” Prize in Sirmione. In 2020 he received the “Arrigo Boito” Prize in Padua and the Premio speciale per la Lirica “Rocca di Castruccio” in Serravalle Pistoiese. He has twice won the prestigious Premio Abbiati della critica teatrale: in 2015 for his interpretation of the role of Simon Boccanegra and in 2019 for the recording of Messa per Rossini by Decca, w. conductor Maestro Riccardo Chailly.

Currently, Simone Piazzola builds his skills further with Giacomo Prestia (bass) and he also collaborates with Maestro Giuseppe Vaccaro, pianist and conductor.