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Fillippo Fontana, Baritone

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Filippo Fontana is a baritone born in Italy. He has performed with that country’s most important opera companies including La Scala (Milan), Teatro dell’Opera (Rome), La Fenice (Venice), Maggio Musicale (Florence), and Teatro Lirico (Cagliari). Furthermore, in Italy he has also sung with the Rossini Festival in Peasaro, Teatro Filarmonica in Verona, and Teatro Nuovo in Udine, as well as the opera companies in Como, Pavia, Bergamo, Cremona, and Brescia, among others.
 
Outside of Italy, Mr. Fontana has performed operatic lead roles in Belgium, Russia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Russia, Scotland, and Spain, singing such characters as Figaro in Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” Belcore in Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love,” and Schaunard in Puccini’s “La bohème.” On the concert stage, Mr. Fontana has appeared in Greece (twice), Spain, Russia, and Scotland. 
 
Before coming to Sarasota Opera , Mr. Fontana continues his expanding career with the following engagements. He will sing in Italy at the Opera Festival (Pesaro) in Rossini’s "Torvaldo e Dorliska" and with the Teatri delle Marche (the theaters of Fano, Fermo, Ascoli Piceno) in Puccini’s "La bohème.” He also returns to Ireland (for his third time) for more appearances at the Wexford Festival, singing in both Foroni’s "Margherita" and Rossini’s "La scala di seta,” as well as a concert in Dublin.