One of the most talented basses of his generation, Alessandro Spina studied at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan and is also trained as an actor. He made his operatic debut as Lunardo in Wolf-Ferrari’s I quattro rusteghi at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa. Since then guest appearances have taken him to La Scala, Milan, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Rome Opera, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Arena di Verona, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro Regio in Parma, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the Opéra de Nice, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, the Opera de Tenerife, the Wexford Festival, the Macerata Opera Festival and elsewhere.
Among the conductors with whom Alessandro Spina has worked are Roberto Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Asher Fisch, Daniele Gatti, Ottavio Dantone, Daniel Harding, Michele Mariotti, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Evelino Pidò, Nello Santi, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Pinchas Steinberg and Juraj Valčuha.
Recent engagements have taken him to the Macerata Opera Festival for Ferrando (Il trovatore), to Liège for Colline (La Bohème), to Pavia, Brescia, Cremona and Como for Timur (Turandot), to Novara for Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), to Brescia, Cremona, Pavia, Bergamo and Como for Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and to Monte Carlo for the Prince of Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur).
Current and forthcoming engagements include his role debut as Talbot (Maria Stuarda) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Ferrando at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and in Japan, Colline in Sassari and at the Opéra de Marseille, the Prince of Bouillon in Marseille, under Daniel Harding at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and at La Scala, Geronte (Manon Lescaut) in Monte Carlo, Alidoro under Dantone at La Scala, Moser (I masnadieri) at La Scala and at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Ludovico (Otello) under Mehta at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Marquis of Calatrava (La forza del destino) under Nicola Luisotti at the Chorégies d’Orange and under Mehta at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Colline and Angelotti (Tosca) in Naples and Bari.