Bass-baritone Roberto Lorenzi is a graduate of the Luigi Boccherini Institute of Musical Studies in Lucca, Italy. In summer 2013, Lorenzi took part in the prestigious Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival and subsequently joined Opernhaus Zürich, where he is currently a member of the ensemble having graduated from the International Opera Studio in the summer of 2015.
This season he makes his debut with Opéra de Lille as Alidoro in Cenerentola. His roles in Zürich include Lorenzo I Capuleti e i Montecchi, La Vengeance Médée, Montano Otello and Caronte Orlando Paladino.
Previous notable engagements in Zürich include Geronimo Il matrimonio segreto, Lorenzo I Capuleti e i Montecchi (which was subsequently released on DVD), Priore La Straniera and Alidoro Cenerentola. Lorenzi made his Teatro alla Scala debut at the age of 22 in Franco Zeffirelli’s acclaimed production of La bohème, under the baton of Daniele Rustioni and alongside an all-star cast which included Anna Netrebko and Angela Gheorghiu. Elsewhere he appeared as Angelotti Tosca, Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro, and the title role of Don Giovanni, all in Lucca, as well as Alidoro La Cenerentola at the Giardino Scotto, Pisa; Ferrando Il Trovatore with the Associazione Lirica Concertistica Italiana (AsLiCo); and Daland Der fliegende Holländer as part of the Opera Domani project at Teatro Olimpico di Rome, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Teatro Regio di Torino. On the concert platform, he has performed Verdi’s Requiem at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa and Mozart’s Requiem in Lucca.
Last season saw his debut at the Concertgebouw, Amstedam as Priore La Straniera. In Zurich his roles included Don Prudenzio in a new production of Viaggio a Reims, Le Gouvernuer in Le Comte Ory alongside Cecilia Bartoli, Zuniga Carmen, and Publio La clemenza di Tito.
Roberto Lorenzi won first prize in the AsLiCo’s 62nd annual competition for young singers in Europe, and was awarded the role of Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia in a special production in Lombardy. He is also a prize winner at Tito Ruffo and the Riccardo Zandonai Opera Competions.
He has participated in masterclasses with Alfonso Antoniozzi, Roberto Coviello, Stefano Giannini, Reinaldo Macias, Francisco Araiza and Luana De Vol, and currently studies with Sherman Lowe.
Opéra de Lille
Lorenzo Capuleti e i Montecchi
La Vengeance Médée
Caronte Orlando Paladino
Priore La Straniera
Conte d'Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro
Don Giovanni Don Giovanni
Sarastro Die Zauberflöte
Doganiere La boheme
Alidoro La Cenerentola
Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia
Ferrando Il trovatore
Daland Der fliegende Holländer
Opera Today, May 2016
Refreshingly unhitched from his score, bass-baritone Roberto Lorenzi sang a commanding Prior with a voice of melted chocolate.
Seen and Heard International, January 2015
Singing with poise and displaying a fine young voice, Lorenzi was at ease with the seasoned veterans on stage. No one could possibly have felt shortchanged in this, his debut in the role.