Aldo Di Toro
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, in 2015 Aldo will perform Alfredo for Opera Queensland and return to Opera Australia to sing Nemorino in Melbourne, and will also make his role debut singing Riccardo in (Un Ballo in Maschera) in Braunschweig in special outdoor performances.
In 2014 performances included his company debut as Ernesto in Don Pasquale for Scottish Opera in Glasgow and Edinburgh, a return to State Opera of South Australia as Alfredo, and Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore with Opera Australia in Sydney.
Significant engagements in 2013 included Cassio (Otello) for Opera Queensland and Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore) at Opera Holland Park in London. In 2012 Aldo sang Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Opera Holland Park and Opera Australia in Melbourne and Opera in the Vineyards. The recording of Opera Australia’s Lakmé was also released on DVD and in cinemas.
Other recent engagements include Alamiro in Donizetti's Belisario in concert with Richard Bonynge conducting at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London; Elvino (La Sonnambula) for State Opera of South Australia; Mario Lanza in the musical mystery Who Killed Mario Lanza at Riverside Theatres Parramatta; the title role in Werther, Gerald (Lakmé), Alfredo (La Traviata) and Tebaldo (Capuleti e i Montecchi) for Opera Australia; Elvino (La Sonnambula) for Opera Australia and West Australian Opera; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Roméo (Roméo and Juliette) in Innsbruck; Tamino (The Magic Flute) for West Australian Opera; The Duke of Mantua (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.
Additional notable engagements include his Sydney Opera House debut in 2007 singing Alfredo (La Traviata) for Opera Australia and Pollione (Norma) in Innsbruck, Steva (Jenufa) and Loris (Fedora), to great acclaim, at Opera Holland Park, Alfredo (La Traviata) and Nemorino (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, Roberto in Puccini's Le Villi in concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall for Chelsea Opera and Alfredo (La Traviata) and The Duke (Rigoletto) on tour in Italy.
Concert engagements include Beethoven's Ninth Symphony 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