ALESSANDRO CORBELLI was born in Turin and studied with Giuseppe Valdengo and Claude Thiolas. Since the 1970s, he has appeared on stage at major international opera houses and festivals. He has performed numerous times with the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala Milan, the Bavarian State Opera, the Opéra National de Paris, in Florence, at the ROH Covent Garden in London, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Chicago Lyric Opera, and at both the Salzburg Festival and Glyndebourne. His performances as Belcore and Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Taddeo (L’italiana in Algeri), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Marcello (La Bohème), the title role of Falstaff, Gianni Schicchi, Le nozze di Figaro and Dandini (La cenerentola) were highly celebrated. Alessandro Corbelli gave his debut performance at the Vienna State Opera in 1987 as Silvio (Pagliacci) and has since performed such roles here as Don Alfonso, Haly (L’italiana in Algeri), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Riccardo (I puritani), Bartolo and Don Magnifico (La cenerentola).