One of Santiago Ballerini’s beloved roles is Ramiro from Rossini’s ‘Cenerentola’, returning after two years to Teatro Municipal di Rio Janeiro. His debut performance was Jacquino in Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’. This time he will be the lead tenor in this difficult role. Don’t miss it.
Mr. Ballerini will be singing Gualtiero in Bellini’s ‘Il Pirata’ again with Ms. Angela Meade as Imogene, baritone Harold Wilson as Ernesto, and under the leadership of Will Crutchfield, conducting the Orchestra of St Lukes. This is the second time Santiago will sing in this prestigious summer festival.
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Santiago Ballerini is recognized in the Americas as one of the leading tenors of the Bel Canto repertoire and is a celebrated performer in opera houses around the world.
In January of 2020, Ballerini will make his debut with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto singing Barbiere di
In November 2017, Ballerini made his European debut with the Bordeaux National Opera singing the role of Gualtiero from Bellini’s Il Pirata, the same role he sang at The Caramoor Festival in NYC some months earlier. Other notable recent roles in Europe include his Italian debut at the Teatro Regio di Torino as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore,
Ballerini made his United States debut in 2015 at the Caramoor Festival in New York, as Fernand in Donizetti’s La Favorite. As reported in the New York Times, “Ballerini brought a firm slightly reedy tenor to the role of Fernand. There was a generous dose of plangent inflections to his hotheaded exchanges, but also instances of lovely messa di voce in expressions of tenderness” Other recent roles in the United States include: Tonio in La Fille du Regiment and Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola, both with The Atlanta Opera and performed the role of Argirio in Rossini’s Tancredi at Teatro Nuovo.
Ballerini is also an acclaimed and sought after recitalist. Last season, he sang two recitals for the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, and gave a recital with accompanist Howard Watkins at the Savannah Music Festival. He also sang at the Grand Opening night at the new Auburn University Performing Arts Center.
Ballerini, a dual citizen of Argentina and Italy, is well recognized in Latinoamérica where he started his opera career. He has been invited to sing lead roles for the last four seasons at the prestigious Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires to include jüngeGraf in Zimmerman’s Die Soldaten;
In 2020. Ballerini will sing the role of Ducca di Mantova at the San Antonio Opera, Tonio in La Fille du Regiment with the Norwegian Opera Company, La Cenerentola at Cincinatti Opera, L’elisir d’amore at Opera Phoenix, and retuning to the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York to cover the lead role in La Cenerentola. He will also be a featured soloist in concert with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at the May Festival in the summer of 2020 and Beethoven’s 9th with the Porto Symphony Orchestra in Portugal.
In 2014, Ballerini was awarded “Upcoming Opera Singer’ in Argentina by the Congress of Argentina and the AgentineAssociation of Critics. He was also a featured soloist at the ‘50th Met Anniversary Gala’ honoring acclaimed baritone Sherrill Milnes, and was scholarship recipient to study with Mr. Milnes. Before his singing career, Ballerini was a pianist for 9 years and a certified Music Therapist.
Tonio. Pour me rapprocher Fe Marie. La Fille du Regiment. Donizetti
“Com’è Gentil” Ernesto from Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.
Tenor: Santiago Ballerini
Piano: Valerie Pool
At the Coob Energy Center for The Atlanta Opera.
Il Viaggio a Reims de G. Rossini
Teatro Bellas Artes. Mexico
Di rigori armato il seno
Der Rosenkavalier. Strauss
Teatro Colón 2017
“È serbato a questo acciaro” from I Capuleti e I Montecchi. Bellini
Tebaldo: Santiago Ballerini
Dir: Jorge Parodi
Coro y orquesta de Buenos Aires Lirica
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