Nicola Alaimo studied in his home town of Palermo, subsequently attending the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro, where he appeared as Raimbaud in »Le Comte Ory under Alberto Zedda. He actually made his stage début at the Ravenna Festival as Count Luna (»Il trovatore«) His next engagements included Procolo (»Le conveniezne e inconvenienze teatrali«) in Bergamo, »Un ballo in maschera« in Palermo, »Falstaff« in Ravenna an on tours in Italy, »Don Pasquale« in Palermo, Taddeo (»L'italiana in Algeri«) in Pisa, and Fra Melitone (»La forza del destino«) at the Maggio Musicale in Florence under Zubin Mehta. These were followed by appearances as Iago (»Otello«) in Salzburg and Rome; Pharaon in Rossini’s »Moïse et Pharaon« at Milan’s La Scala and the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, »Don Pasquale« in Cologne, Paris, the Ravenna Festival, and in Moscow and St Petersburg. Particularly important is his involvement with the Rossini Opera Festival, where he débuted in 2010 with »La cenerentola«, going on to set the standard for the main Rossini roles. Further highlights of his successful career include Germont (»La traviata«) at the Ravenna Festival, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, »Falstaff« in Montpellier, Piacenza and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Lusignano (»Caterina Cornaro«) in Amsterdam, Bartolo (»Il barbiere di Siviglia«) in Paris, Ravenna, Palermo, Liège and Padua, Enrico (»Lucia di Lammermoor«), Francesco (»I masnadieri«) in Montpellier, Fra Melitone at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, »Don Pasquale« at Milan’s La Scala, the Teatro Real in Madrid and in Rome, Ezio (»Attila«) in Rome, »La cenerentola« at the Opéra National de Paris and the Salzburg Festival, »Guillaume Tell« in Munich, Orange, Lyon and Amsterdam, »Gianni Schicchi« in Madrid, Sancho Panza (»Don Quichotte«) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, »La forza del destino« at the Metropolitan Opera, »Adriana Lecouvreur« in Salzburg and Palermo, »Falstaff« in Budapest and Monte Carlo, »Rigoletto« in Marseille, Bartolo at the Arena in Verona, and Paolo (»Simon Boccanegra«) at the Metropolitan Opera, where he also sang in »L'elisir d'amore«. To date, Nicola Alaimo has only sung Belcore (»L’elisir d’amore«) at the Wiener Staatsoper.