Baritone, UK(Northern Ireland)/ ITALY
Bruno Caproni has interpreted all the major Baritone roles of the Italian opera repertoire and is invited to perform at many of the world's most prestigious festivals and opera houses, including: the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Royal Opera House in London, Deutsche Oper Berlin, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, the English and Welsh National Operas, the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Ghent, the opera houses in Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, and the Wexford, Vienna Klangboden and Casals Festivals.
In October 2002, he participated in a Verdi-Gala in occasion of Luciano Pavarotti's birthday celebrations, event broadcast live on television throughout central Europe. He has appeared in many other radio and television broadcasts.
His recent appearances include: Rigoletto in Miami; La Forza Del Destino, Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci, Un Ballo in Maschera, Madama Butterfly and Il Barbiere di Sivigliain Cologne; Luisa Miller in Berlin; I Pagliacci in Lecce; Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacciin San Diego; Falstaff at the Vlaamse Opera; and Samson et Dalila in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Caproni has collaborated with numerous distinguished conductors, including Marco Armiliato, Paolo Carignani, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Edward Downes, Placido Domingo, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink, Carlos Kleiber, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Metha, Riccardo Muti, Donald Runnicles, Patrick Summers, Jeffery Tate and Silvio Varviso. He has just performedRigoletto at the Komische Oper in Berlin and in Livorno; Macbeth at the Opera Ireland in Dublin; Lucia di Lammermoor at the Pittsburgh Opera; Simon Boccanegra at the English National Opera; Rigoletto at the Komische Oper in Berlin; Macbeth in Poznam; Der Fliegende Hollaender in Belfast.
Highlights of his future engagements include Macbeth in Belfast.
Born in Northern Ireland, he studied in Belfast with James Shaw and at the Royal Northern College of Music under the guidance of Frederic Cox. He was awarded the Vaughn Williams/Frederic Cox Award and the Ricordi Opera Award. Grants from the Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, English National Opera and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland enabled him to continue his studies at the National Opera Studio in London.