Italian bass Adolfo Corrado comes from Scorrano in the province of Lecce and trained as an actor at Augusto Zucchi’s Scuola di Recitazione in Rome before beginning his training as a professional singer. He completed his studies with Gianluca Belfiori at the Tito Schipa Conservatory in Lecce. He is currently a member of the Accademia del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Adolfo Corrado made his debut at the Palazzo Platamone in Catania as Angelotti in Enrico Stinchelli’s production of Tosca under the musical direction of Hobart Earle, subsequently making his debut in the Greek Theatre at Taormina as Doctor Grenvil (La traviata) under Filippo Arlia. Other roles in which he has already appeared onstage include Pergolesi’s Uberto (La serva padrona) and Tracollo (Livietta e Tracollo), the title role in Cimarosa’s Il maestro di cappella and Rossini’s Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia). As a concert artist he has also appeared as a soloist in Carissimi’s Jephte, Paisiello’s Stabat Mater del Pergolese and Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle.
Adolfo Corrado won the first prize in the opera singing category at the first Premio Vittoria De Donno International Music Competition in Lecce. He has also attended masterclasses given by Johannes Mannov, Elisa Belmonte, Miguel Bernal, Héctor Guerrero, Maria Dragoni and Enrico Stinchelli, Gregorio Goffredo and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.