Italian bass-baritone Roberto Lorenzi was a finalist at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2017. A graduate of the Luigi Boccherini Institute of Musical Studies in Lucca, Lorenzi was a member of the ensemble at the Opernhaus Zürich between 2015-17.
Recent highlights include Don Profondo Il viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival, Alidoro La Cenerentola at the Opéra de Lille, Priore La Straniera at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and in Zurich his roles included Alidoro La Cenerentola, Le Gouverneur Le Comte Ory, Lorenzo I Capuleti e i Montecchi, La Vengeance Médée, Publio La clemenza di Tito, and Montano Otello.
In summer 2013 Lorenzi was a member of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival. Previous highlights also include 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, Angelotti Tosca and the title role Don Giovanni in Lucca, 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 Roma, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Teatro Regio di Torino. On the concert platform, he has performed Verdi Requiem at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa and Mozart Requiem in Lucca.
Lorenzi won first prize in the AsLiCo’s 62nd annual competition for young singers in Europe, and was consequently 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.
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.