Santiago Ballerini has performed the role of Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Canadian Opera Company, Teatro Municipal in Chile, Teatro Colon, Teatro Rio de Janeiro and covered the role at the Metropolitan Opera.
In the 21/22 season Santiago Ballerini made his debut at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel in Carmina Burana, also his house debuts at San Antonio Opera with Duke in Rigoletto and at the Cincinnati May Festival with Cantata Criolla, returned to The Atlanta Opera as Frederick in Arthur Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, to Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid with Alzaga in The Magic Opal, to Teatro Municipal Chile with Alfredo in La traviata, to Teatro Colon Buenos Aires with Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de perles and in a concert with the Atlanta Symphony under Nicola Luisotti.
Santiago Ballerini closed 21/22 opera season of Teatro Real from Madrid singing the lead tenor of “HADRIAN” from Rufus Wainwright and opened the season 22/23 of Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona singing Ernesto from Donizetti’s Don Pasquale alongside maestro Corbelli and Chausson.
Recent seasons included engagements of Carmina Buranaat The Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra under Giannandrea Noseda, Gualtiero from Bellini’s Il Pirata at Bordeaux Opera and The Caramoor Festival in NYC, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore at Teatro Regio di Torino, Opera Toulon France and Teatro Solís in Uruguay, Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Maestro Roberto Abbado at the ABAO, Italian Tenor from Strauss’s Capriccio at the Zürich Opera (covid cancellation), Lindoro in L’italiana in Algeri at the San Sebastian’s Festival, Prunier in La Rondine at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Concerts at Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Casa Da Música in Porto Portugal.
Other past engagements were Jünge Graf in Zimmerman’s Die Soldaten; Italian tenor in Der RosenKavalier, Mozart’s Requiem under Evelino Pidó at Teatro Colon, Lindoro in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Belfiore in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, Conte Libenskoff in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims at Teatro Bellas Artes in Mexico City and Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2014, Ballerini was awarded “Upcoming Opera Singer’ in Argentina by the Congress of Argentina and the Argentine Association of Critics. He was also a featured soloist at the ‘50th Met Anniversary Gala’ honoring acclaimed baritone Sherrill Milnes, and a scholarship recipient to study with Mr. Milnes.
Debuts at Teatro Real Madrid and Festival Castell de Peralada as Antinous in Wainwright’s Hadrian, San Antonio Opera as Duca Rigoletto and the Cincinnati May Festival with Cantata Criolla, return to the Atlanta Opera as Frederic in Arthur Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance; Carmina Burana at The Kennedy Center, Gualtiero Il Pirata at Opéra National de Bordeaux, Nemorino L’elisir d’amore at Teatro Regio di Torino, Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Canadian Opera Company, Italian Tenor in Strauss’ Capriccio at Opernhaus Zürich, Ernesto Don Pasquale at the ABAO and the Atlanta Opera