Roberto Tagliavini was born in Parma and studied there with the baritone Romano Franceschetto. His repertoire includes parts such as Selim (Il turco in Italia), Mustafà (L’italiana in Algeri), Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Fernando (La gazza ladra), Lord Sidney (Il viaggio a Reims), the title role of Rossini’s Maometto II, Elmiro in Rossini’s Otello, the Governor (Le Comte Ory), Count Almaviva and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Rodolfo (La sonnambula), Oroveso (Norma), Giorgio (I puritani), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Banco (Macbeth), the title role in Attila, Zaccaria (Nabucco), Pagano (I Lombardi alla prima crociata), Des Grieux (Manon), Escamillo (Carmen), Frère Laurent (Roméo et Juliette) and the four villains in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. He has also sung in Mozart, Donizetti and Verdi’s Requiems and in Rossini’s Stabat Mater.
Roberto Tagliavini regularly appears at the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls and festivals, including La Scala, Milan, Paris Opéra, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Salzburg Festival, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Los Angeles Opera, the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the Dutch National Opera and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the State Operas of Vienna and Munich and the Zurich Opera.
Future engagements include Escamillo in Vienna, Alidoro in Vienna and Munich, Méphistophélès (Faust) in Zurich, Rodolfo in Madrid, Ferrando (Il trovatore) in London and Paris, Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino) in Berlin, Zaccaria in Munich and Maometto II in Naples.