Italian Bass, Rocco Cavalluzzi

with first class honours from the Conservatorium of Music L. Perosi at Campobasso, Italy.

In 2014 he attended the Academy of Belcanto “Rodolfo Celletti” in Martina Franca where he won prize for best talent. He studied at Teatro alla Scala Academy where he obtained the prestigious scholarship dedicated to the great Bass Paolo Montarsolo. 

In 2017 Rocco won the Toti Dal Monte Competition in Treviso getting the chance to debut the role of Raimondo in the opera of Lucia Di Lammermoor of G. Donizetti at the Theater of Treviso and Ferrara under conduction of S. Alapont and direction of F. Bellotto. At La Scala in Milan he regularly performs in production for Rossini's Barbiere di Siviglia and in several concerts.

Some of Rocco’s most recent achievements include the debuts at the La Scala Theater in Milan and at Carlo Felice Theater in Genova respectively in the roles of Ourskan in All Babà e I 40 ladroni by L Cherubini (Conductor P. Cargnani, director L. Cavani); one Deputato Fiammingo in Don Carlo by G. Verdi (Conductor M.W. Chung and Direct P. Stein) and Don Alfonso in Così Fan Tutte of W. A. Mozart (Conductor J. Webb and director E. Scola). 

After he sung Stabat Mater by G. Rossini with Veneto and Friuli’s Orchestra, he go to London to sing a Chamber Concert to prestigious Wigmore Hall accompanied by Vincent Scalera at piano. 

In 2016 he plays the roles of: Pancratio in the rediscovery Baroque Opera by P. A. Cesti, Le nozze in Sogno at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik under direction of A. Pizzeck and Conduction of E. Onofri; of Monterone in Rigoletto by G. Verdi in Verdi Theater of Busseto as well the role of Sparafucile albays in Rigoletto at Priamar Theater of Savona. He was also engaged in the role of Conte in the Opera Nina pazza per Amore at the Paisiello Festival in Taranto and graduated at the Savona theater, with direction of S. Panighini e conduction of G. Di Stefano, and in the role of Snug in a Midsummer night’s Dream by B. Britten in the theater of Cremona, Brescia, Como, Pavia and Reggio Emilia. 

He sing in 2015, in the role of Don Prudenzio in the Il Viaggio a Reims by Rossini at the Coccia Theater of Novara with the conduction of M. Beltrami and direction of G. Solari. At Petruzzelli Theater of Bari Rocco sung the role of Colline in la Boheme by G. Puccini, conductor M. Barbacini and he came back in the same season for Nabucco like Sacerdote di Belo (Conductor R. Böer and director J.F. Lee) and for sing Tosca (Conductor G. Bisanti and director G. Agostinucci) in the role Sciarrone. 

As winner of the Tenerife Opera competition, Rocco Cavalluzzi take part, in the 2014, at the Opera Studio and debuted the role of Alidoro in the Cenerentola by G. Rossini at the Auditorio of Tenerife “Adàn Martìn”, role that he then interpreted again at the Rovigo Theater and with reduction for kids in Teatro alla Scala. In the same year sing at the Festival della Valle d’Itria the role of Mago Geonca in the Donna Serpente by A. Casella under conduction of F. Luisi and direction of A. Cirillo and the role of Noye in the Noye’s Fludde by Britten. The festival invited him again to sing the role of Roberto in Don Checco by De Giosa, conductor M. Beltrami and direction L. Amato. 

Among the other debuted titles Rocco Cavalluzzi counts: La Traviata (Dottor Grenvil; direzione di D. Rustioni e regia di F. Özpetek) and Rigoletto (Conte di Ceprano; direzione di C. Rizzari e regia di D. Krief), at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari; Carmen (Zuniga) at the Teatro Savoia di Campobasso; the Requiem by W. A. Mozart with Magna Grecia’s Orchesta at the Cathedral of Taranto; Un Ballo in maschera (Tom) in Lombardia; Le nozze di Figaro (Figaro) at the theatre U. Giordano in Foggia.

He also performed at the Teatro Regio in Turin and at the Teatro Petruzzellin in Bari. The Music Festival in Innsbruck invited him again in summer 2019 to perform in Cesti's La Dori conducted by Ottavio Dantone and directed by Stefano Vizioli. He opened the season 2019/20 at the Teatro Sociale di Como as Gessler in Rossini's Guglielmo Tell, with performances also at the Teatro Grande in Bescia, Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona and other Italian theaters.This season he will give his debut at Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venicein Pinocchio and in la Cambiale di Matrimonio and with the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo in Lucrezia Borgia.