Stefano La Colla

Stefano La Colla

One of the most valued tenors in the international opera scene, Stefano La Colla was born in Turin in a Sicilian family, then he studied and graduated from the Conservatory “Pietro Mascagni” in Livorno. He continued his studies with Luciana Serra and Carlo Meliciani and he took part in several masterclasses, also by Magda Olivero and by Katia Ricciarelli. He has won the First Prize at Voci Pucciniane competition in Torre del Lago.

After the first successes in Italian theatres, he started his international career in 2011, but the turning point was in 2015 with his glamorous debut at Teatro alla Scala as Calaf in Turandot (first event of La Scala for EXPO), under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. Thanks to this great success, in June 2015 he was immediately invited back to La Scala for Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu).

He has sung in some of the most prestigious opera houses both in Italy, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Arena di Verona, Sferisterio di Macerata, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and abroad, such as Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Liceu de Barcelona, De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, La Monnaie Brussels, Den Nordske Opera Oslo, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Hamburg.

In December 2017 he made his US debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago, performing with great acclaim as Calaf in Turandot.

Hi repertoire includes the following leading roles: Radamès in Aida (Verona, San Carlo di Napoli, Macerata), Cavaradossi in Tosca (Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opera di Roma, San Carlo di Napoli, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and also with Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Simon Rattle), Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Staatsoper Berlin, La Fenice di Venezia, Wiener Staatsoper), Calaf in Turandot (Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, San Carlo di Napoli), Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut (Bayerische Staatsoper, Opernhaus Leipzig, Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Amsterdam), Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera (Staatsoper Hamburg), Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana (Semperoper Dresden), Canio in Pagliacci (Teatro Comunale di Bologna), Pollione in Norma (Frankfurt), Don Alvaro in La forza del destino (Cologne), Enzo Grimaldo in La Gioconda (Brussels and Barcelona), Manrico in Il Trovatore (Staatsoper Berlin), Ismaele in Nabucco (La Scala).

LATEST PERFORMANCES: Manon Lescaut at Teatro Massimo Palermo; Tosca at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich; Il piccolo Marat at Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Madama Butterfly at Wiener Staatsoper and at Staatsoper Hamburg; Turandot in Palm Beach; I pagliacci at Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Tosca at Bayerische Staatsoper; Attila with Münchner Rundfunkorchester in Munich; Madama Butterfly at La Fenice in Venice; Turandot and Andrea Chénier at Munich Opera Festival; Tosca at Opera di Roma; La Gioconda at Liceu de Barcelona and at La Monnaie in Brussels; Turandot at Deutsche Oper Berlin; La forza del destino at Oper Köln; Il Trovatore at Staatsoper Berlin.

FORTHCOMING PROJECTS: Aida at Opera Australia in Melbourne and in Sydney, at Deutsche Oper Berlin and at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli; Fedora at Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Norma in Frankfurt; Turandot in Tokyo; Tosca at Semperoper Dresden and at Wiener Staatsoper; Il trovatore at Opernhaus Zurich.

Stefano La Colla