Mauro Corna

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MAURO CORNA

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Born in Chiari (BS), he participated in several international competitions getting some major awards, including the prize for the youngest competing singer, the Critics’ Prize and the role of the Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni on the occasion of the 10th edition of the “Mattia Battistini” Competition in Rieti, and the 3rd prize at the International Singing Competition organized by the Accademia Musicale Umbra in Castello della Pieve del Vescovo.

In 2002 there takes place his debut in opera at the “Belcanto Festival” in Dordrecht, where he plays Masetto and the Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni as well as Ombrino and Tiburzio in V. Righini’s (first modern performance); in 2004 he begins his concert career, that takes him to sing arias by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and other major authors of the ‘Italian School’ in a series of recitals in Italy and abroad, including the concert broadcasted by the Italian Television (RAI) from Palazzo dei Notari in Perugia.
Subsequently he resumes the role of the Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and expands his repertoire by singing in various operas by Verdi (Attila, Nabucco, Rigoletto, Ernani, La Forza del Destino) and Donizetti (Anna Bolena, Il Duca d’Alba, Lucrezia Borgia), in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Saint-Saens’s Samson et Dalila, Rossini’s Cinderella and Mozart’s Magic Flute.
He has sung in many theatres, in Italy (“Verdi” Busseto, Teatro Comunale Bologna, Municipale Piacenza, Filarmonico Verona, “Valli” Reggio Emilia, “Pergolesi” Jesi, “Verdi” Trieste, Massimo Palermo, Massimo “Bellini” Catania, “Donizetti” Bergamo, Grande Brescia, “Verdi” Sassari, “Pavarotti” Modena, “Poliziano” Montepulciano) and abroad (Biwako Hall Ohtzu and Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, Opéra “Berlioz” Montpellier), as well as in international festivals, such as the “Festival Como Città della Musica”, the “Savonlinna Opera Festival” (Finland), and the “Festival Internacional de Santander” (Spain).
Conductors with whom he has collaborated are: Giuliano Carella, Will Humburg, Antonino Fogliani, Julian Kovatchev, Jonathan Webb, Massimo Zanetti, M. Fabrizio Carminati, Netopil Tomas, Enrique Mazzola, Bruno Cinquegrani, Tiziano Severini, Nicola Paszkowski, Eliahu Inbal, Corrado Casati, Carlo Tenon, Antonio Pirolli, Alessandro D’Agostini.
He has been directed by Beppe De Tommasi, Daniele Abbado, Yoshi Oida, Michal Znaniecki, Francesco Micheli, Francesco Esposito, Francesco Bellotti, Riccardo Canessa, Ivan Stefanutti, Paolo Panizza, and Giulio Ciabatti among the others.
He has collaborated with many renowned artists, such as: José Cura, Leo Nucci, Carlo Guelfi, Roberto Servile, and Alfonso Antoniozzi.
Recordings and videos of his interpretations have been published: V. Righini’s Don Giovanni [Bongiovanni], G. Donizetti’s Il Duca d’Alba (Montpellier) [Festival de Radio France and Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon], Anna Bolena and Lucrezia Borgia (Bergamo) [Dynamic].