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Dear subscriber,

We regret to inform you that Simone Piazzola has had to withdraw from Wednesday’s recital due to indisposition. However we are thrilled that another Italian star, bass, Carlo Colombara has been able to step in at short notice.

Javier Camarena


Carlo Colombara Bass

Marco Boemi Pianist

» Wednesday 4 March, 7.30pm
» Wigmore Hall
» TICKETS £15, £20, £25, £30

Italian Carlo Colombara, with his powerful, deep and agile voice, is considered one of the most forefront singers of Verdian bass roles in the contemporary operatic world. Colombara is a seasoned concert performer who has won many prestigious awards during a career that has taken him to many of Europe’s leading concert halls and opera houses. Here he makes his Rosenblatt Recital debut with songs by Verdi, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Ibert and Duparc.

"Of the soloists introduced in this opening movement, it was the imposing bass-baritone of Carlo Colombara that impressed most...Colombara has an authority too few singers, of whatever range, can muster these days."
Verdi's Requiem at the Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, April 2013. Review by Collin Clarke, Seen and Heard International.

His musical training began in Bologna and during his career has won many prestigious prizes and competitions including the G. B. Viotti competition, the As.Li.Co competition and the Monteverdi and Golden Bonci Awards. He made his operatic debut at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma as Silva in Ernani, followed by Seneca in Monteverdi’s L'Incoronazione di Poppea in the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Tiresias in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. He debuted at La Scala in Milan in the role of Procida in I vespri siciliani, following this with performances in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Lucia di Lammermoor, Nabucco and Macbeth.

Carlo is a seasoned concert performer; he has performed Verdi's Messa da Requiem more than a hundred times in cities including Florence, Rome, London, Naples, Paris and Modena. In recent years he debuted in the roles of Mefistofele, Escamillo and Don Pasquale, four bass roles in Les contes d'Hoffmann and Don Giovanni and Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca. He also sang the role of Zachariah in Nabucco in Stuttgart and Verona and Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra in Vienna and Salerno. Other performances included La Favorite at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, in Paris and Vienna and Mefistofele at the Teatro Regio di Parma. Here he is singing Verdi's Requiem:

Colombara sings Verdi Requiem
Carlo Colombara singing Confutatis maledictis from Verdi's Requiem.

In 2014 he made his debut in the new opera by Christian Kolonovits, El Juez with José Carreras at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, participated in Simon Boccanegra in Piacenza and Modena, and in celebrations of the great Bulgarian bass Boris Christoff at the National Theatre in Sofia in Aida, Nabucco and Don Carlo, as well as La Favorite in Salzburg, Luisa Miller in Genoa and Attila in Catania. Future performances include Aida and La bohème at La Scala, Milan, Nabucco in Tel Aviv and Aida in Verona.

Book now: Call the Wigmore Hall Box Office on 020 7935 2141 or book online at www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

We do hope you can join us.

With best wishes from everyone at Rosenblatt Recitals.

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