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Aldo Di Toro

Aldo Di Toro

Tenor

Aldo Di Toro graduated from the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music and made his debut in opera as Oronte in Alcina for West Australian Opera at the Festival of Perth. Aldo won two awards from Opera Foundation Australia: the 2000 Italian Opera Award which enabled him to study at Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the 2002 AIMS Award for further study in Graz, Austria. 

Now living in Italy and performing internationally, last year Aldo sang Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Opera Holland Park in London and Opera Australia in Melbourne, and Opera in the Vineyards. A recording of Opera Australia’s Lakmé was also released on DVD and in cinemas. In 2013 roles include Cassio in Otello for Opera Queensland and Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore at Opera Holland Park.

Other recent engagements include Alamiro in Donizetti's Belisario in concert with Richard Bonynge conducting at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Alfredo in La traviata in Sydney and Melbourne for Opera Australia, Elvino in La Sonnambula for Opera Australia, State Opera of South Australia and West Australian Opera, Rodolfo in La bohème for Opera North, Opera Holland Park and for Opera Australia in the 2008 Sydney Summer season, and also in the Domain, Gerald in Lakmé in Sydney for Opera Australia, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the title role in Werther in Sydney and Tebaldo in Bellini’s Capuleti e i Montecchi in the Melbourne and Sydney seasons for Opera Australia, Roméo in Roméo and Juliette in Innsbruck, Tamino in The Magic Flute for West Australian Opera, The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto in Innsbruck, for State Opera of South Australia and also in concert in Venice Dolo, Italy as well as concerts in Japan, Turkey, South Africa and India, and Mario Lanza in the musical mystery Who Killed Mario Lanza at Riverside Theatres Parramatta.

Additional notable engagements include his Sydney Opera House debut in 2007 singing Alfredo in La traviata for Opera Australia and Pollione in Norma in Innsbruck, Steva in Jenufa and Loris in Fedora, to great acclaim, at Opera Holland Park in London, Alfredo in La traviata and Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore for State Opera of South Australia, Bill in Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s production of Jonathan Dove’s Flight for Adelaide Festival, Rodolfo in La bohème in Torino, Roberto in Puccini's Le Villi in concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall for Chelsea Opera and Alfredo in La traviata and The Duke in Rigoletto on tour in Italy.

Concert engagements include Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on tour in Germany with the Philharmonia of the Nations, a recital at St. John's Hall in London, Dvorak's Stabat Mater for the Perth International Arts Festival, concerts for West Australian Opera and Queensland Music Festival, Opera in the Vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula and in the Hunter Valley, Schumann’s Dichterliebe for University of Western Australia, gala concerts for Brisbane Festival and Opera Under The Stars in Broome and an orchestral concert in Vienne France. Concert engagements in Italy have included Rossini's Stabat Mater in Milan, Rossini's Petite Messa Solenne at the Duomo di Torino, Puccini's Gloria Mass and Perosi's Stabat Mater with the Stefano Tempia Choir, released on the Nuova Era label.

Aldo has also recorded The English Songs by Francesco Paolo Tosti for the National Tosti Institute and Bongiovanni Records, Il Ritratto by Braga for Bongiovanni Records as well as Il Ritratto, I Pagliacci, Rigoletto and La Traviata on DVD for the Tercas Foundation.