Italian baritone Nicola Alaimo is one of the leading singers of his generation. In 2019/20 he has appeared in the title role in Guillaume Tell in Lyon, as Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, as Falstaff in Palermo, as Dandini (La Cenerentola) in Bologna and as Mustafà (L’italiana in Algeri) at the Vienna State Opera. His recent successes also include Fra Melitone (La forza del destino), Taddeo (L’italiana in Algeri), Falstaff and Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; Falstaff, Raimbaud (Le Comte Ory), Neri Chiaramantesi in Giordano’s La cena delle beffe, Don Pasquale, Ernesto (Il pirata) and Dandini at La Scala, Milan; Dandini at the 2014 Salzburg Festival; Guillaume Tell at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Chorégies d’Orange; Fra Melitone, Dandini, Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Paolo (Simon Boccanegra) at the Paris Opéra; Don Pasquale and Gianni Schicchi at the Teatro Real in Madrid; Dandini, Count Luna (Il trovatore), Francesco (I masnadieri) and Falstaff in Monte Carlo; Germont (La traviata) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and in Toulouse; Sancho Panza (Don Quichotte) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Bartolo at the Arena di Verona; Geronio (Il turco in Italia) and Marcello (La bohème) in Bologna; the title role in Simon Boccanegra in Antwerp; Rigoletto in Marseille; and Michonnet (Adriana Lecouvreur) in Palermo and in concert performances under Marco Armiliato at the 2019 Salzburg Festival.
Nicola Alaimo can look back on a long collaboration with Riccardo Muti, under whose baton he sang Tulipano in Paisiello’s Il matrimonio inaspettato for his Salzburg Festival debut in 2008 and at the Ravenna Festival, Iago (Otello) in Salzburg and Rome, Pharaon (Moïse et Pharaon) in Salzburg, at La Scala and in Rome and Don Pasquale at the Vienna Musikverein, the Ravenna Festival, the Teatro Real and elsewhere.
Since making his debut as Dandini at the Rossini Opera Festival, Nicola Alaimo has been closely associated with Pesaro as a leading Rossinian and has been heard there as Bartolo, Aliprando (Matilde di Shabran), Guillaume Tell, Don Pomponio (La gazzetta), Geronio and the Duke of Ordow (Torvaldo e Dorliska) as well as in a series of concerts.
Plans include Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) in a new production at the Vienna State Opera and in Naples, Don Magnifico in Madrid, Dulcamara and Ezio (Attila) in Chicago, Don Pasquale in Palermo and Vienna, Mustafà in Zurich and the title role in Nabucco in Geneva.
In 2016 Nicola Alaimo was awarded the prestigious Premio Abbiati by the Italian Music Critics’ Circle.