INTRODUCTION

Stefano La Colla is an acclaimed leading international spinto tenor of real squillo and thrilling sound.

RECENT AND FUTURE HIGHLIGHTS

Stefano’s most recent and future engagements (2022-2024) include:

  • Manrico/Il trovatore at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opernhaus Zurich, and Teatre Principal de Maó;
  • Radamès/Aida at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio Torino, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Hamburg, and Oper Frankfurt;
  • Enzo/La Gioconda at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Festival Chorégies d’Orange;
  • Mario Cavaradossi/Tosca at Semperoper Dresden, Wien Staatsoper, and the Canadian Opera Company;
  • Calaf/Turandot at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Köln, La Monnaie Bruxelles and the Spring Festival Tokyo;
  • a debut in the title role in Puccini’s Edgar at Opéra de Nice;
  • Luigi/Il tabarro at Oper Frankfurt and Staatsoper Hamburg;
  • the title role in Andrea Chénier at Wiener Staatsoper;
  • Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly at the Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen and Staatsoper Hamburg;
  • Verdi’s Requiem w. the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Turin to a Sicilian family, Stefano La Colla started his studies at the Conservatory Pietro Mascagni in Leghorn and refined his skills under the tutelage of Luciana Serra and Carlo Meliciani. He also participated in a masterclass led by Magda Olivero and Raina Kabaivanska.

Since his remarkable debut in 2008 as Radamès in Aida in Leghorn, Stefano has performed on the stages of renowned theaters worldwide, including La Scala Milan, Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Deutsche Opera Berlin and Berlin State Opera, Rome Opera House, La Monnaie Brussels, the Dutch National Opera and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Opernhaus Zurich, Opera Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Opera House, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo. He has also performed at Teatro Regio Turin, Florence Theatre of Maggio, San Carlo Naples, Teatro Filarmonico and Arena Verona, La Fenice of Venice, Teatro Comunale Bologna, Teatro Municipale Piacenza, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg State Opera, Opera Frankfurt, Cologne Opera, Norwegian National Opera Oslo, and the Canadian Opera Company.

Stefano has showcased his talent on several festival platforms, including the Festival Chorégies d’Orange, Spring Festival Tokyo, Festival Wiesbaden, Sferisterio Macerata, and Festival Arena Verona.

At the above-mentioned esteemed theaters and venues, Stefano has delivered remarkable performances of iconic pieces from the lyrical repertoire, from Verdi’s main roles: Manrico (Il Trovatore), Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Don Alvaro (La forza del destino), Radamès (Aida), Foresto (Attila), Alfredo Germont (Traviata), Carlo (I masnadieri), Rodolfo (Luisa Miller); to the Puccini’s heroes: Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Calaf (Turandot), Luigi (Il tabarro), up to characters such as Pollione (Norma), Enzo Grimaldo (La Gioconda), Le Cid, Andrea Chénier, Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana), Canio (Pagliacci), Il Piccolo Marat.

AUDIO & VIDEO

Stefano La Colla – Aida by G. Verdi – Celeste Aida (Sydney Opera House, Jun. 2021)

Stefano La Colla – Andrea Chénier by U. Giordano – Un dì all’azzurro spazio (Wien, 2023)

Stefano La Colla – La forza del destino by G. Verdi – La vita è inferno all’infelice…. Oh tu che in seno agli angeli (Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Sept. 2021)

Stefano La Colla – Manon Lescaut by G. Puccini – Ah Manon (2022)

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