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  • Arizona Opera delivers uproarious laughs in Tucson ‘Barber’ opening  night

    Arizona Opera delivers uproarious laughs in Tucson ‘Barber’ opening  night

    “Arizona Opera‘s uproariously funny new production of “Barber” took the composer’s ha-ha factor to a whole other level courtesy of a supremely talented cast with the comic timing of veteran sitcom actors. […] Tenor Santiago Ballerini as Count Almaviva showed off some impressive coloratura as he and the chorus tried to serenade Rosina from the street beneath…


  • La Rondine in Turin

    La Rondine in Turin

    “Face à Rojas, Santiago Ballerini, interprète le rôle de Prunier d’une voix sonore, plus brute, plus volontaire aussi alors qu’il démarre l’air de Doretta. Son arietta au premier acte (« Forse, come la rondine ») est luxueux. Il sait, à tout moment, jouer de l’ambiguïté de l’ami de Magda, de sa part de cynisme de…


  • New production of ‘La Rondine’ at Teatro Regio di Torino

    New production of ‘La Rondine’ at Teatro Regio di Torino

    Santiago Ballerini returns to Teatro Regio di Torino for performances of Puccini’s La Rondine on November 17, 19, 22, 26. The theater inaugurates the 2023 season with a new production by Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau that shifts the action to 1973 to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the new Regio and to evoke the glamour of…


  • Il turco in Italia in Buenos Aires

    Il turco in Italia in Buenos Aires

    Photo: © Prensa Teatro Colón / Máximo Parpagnoli “Santiago Ballerini nella difficilissima parte di Don Narciso ha dispiegato le sue doti di interprete belcantista: bel colore, timbro brillante e interpretazione più che convincente. Indubbiamente una carriera che sta avanzando in modo stabile e deciso nei teatri del mondo per il tenore di origine argentina.” L’Ape…


  • Role debut in Rossini’s ‘Il turco in Italia’ at Teatro Colón

    Role debut in Rossini’s ‘Il turco in Italia’ at Teatro Colón

    Santiago Ballerini begins the 2023/24 season with his debut as Don Narciso in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia at Teatro Colón. Marking his 40th role debut, Ballerini stars in this beloved work, appreciated for its humor, catchy melodies, and satirical take on the foibles of human relationships and cultural differences. Rossini’s mastery of comic opera…


  • Poliuto at Teatro Nuovo

    Poliuto at Teatro Nuovo

    “Tenor Santiago Ballerini sang the title role. 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…


  • Title role debut in Donizetti’s ‘Poliuto’ with Teatro Nuovo

    Title role debut in Donizetti’s ‘Poliuto’ with Teatro Nuovo

    On July 15 & 19, Santiago Ballerini makes his greatly anticipated title role debut in Donizetti’s Poliuto with Teatro Nuovo. Marking his eighth Donizetti role – Mr. Ballerini has sung the prolific composer’s music the most throughout his career. Poliuto is based on the tragedy “Polyeucte” by French playwright Pierre Corneille and features a libretto…


  • Lucia di Lammermoor in Cincinnati

    Lucia di Lammermoor in Cincinnati

    Photo: Philip Groshong “In his company debut as Edgardo, Argentine tenor Santiago Ballerini displayed an ardent voice and a charismatic stage presence. His passion was believable. Who could resist his proposal, when he dropped to a knee, took out a ring and threw the box over his shoulder? The couple’s Act I duet was magical.…