Argentinian/Italian tenor Santiago Ballerini is recognized as one of the leading tenors in the Bel Canto repertoire, having performed at many of the major opera houses throughout North/South America from Opera Nacional de Chile, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Canadian Opera Company,Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Dallas Opera, as well as a long side leading international orchestras and opera houses in Europe such as Teatro Regio Torino, Opéra National du Bordeaux, Teatro Real, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and more. On the concert platform, the tenor performed Carmina Burana with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. under Gianandrea Noseda, and began the 2020/21 season in concert with the Porto Symphony Orchestra in Portugal.
Merece una mención aparte el fabuloso Don Narciso de Santiago Ballerini, uno de los artistas nativos de mayor proyección internacional: conocedor minucioso del estilo rossiniano, el tenor pone su voz, que combina calidez, tersura y timbre brillante, al completo servicio del drama.
His light yet sonorous voice lent itself well to Bel Canto singing, and he is one of the era’s top interpreters. He had excellent agility as he moved through the fioritura and had no issues sending his voice over the orchestra. Most impressive was his use of dynamics and head voice. He went from full-throated fortes to the gentlest pianissimos with utmost surety.