Tenor Rosario La Spina
Having entertained opera fans in Pearl Beach at Opera in the Arboretum in 2012 and 2015, we are extremely pleased to welcome back popular tenor Rosario La Spina.
In 2002, Rosario won first prize in the Mario Del Monaco International Opera Competition and made his principal role debut at La Scala as Riccardo (Oberto) reprising the role in Genoa
He made his Opera Australia debut as Cavaradossi (Tosca) in 2005 and has subsequently appeared for the national company as Radames (Aida) The Prince (Love for Three Oranges), Alfredo (La traviata), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), The Duke (Rigoletto), The Prince (Rusalka), Calaf (Turandot), Macduff (Macbeth), Rodolfo (La boème), Don José (Carmen) and the title role in The Tales of Hoffmann.
The Verdi Bicentenary in 2013 saw him sing Alfredo and The Duke in Perth, Don Alvaro (La forza del destino) in Adelaide, Verdi’s Requiem in Taiwan and New Zealand, Radames in Detroit and Gaston (Jérusalem) in Fidenza; he also performed Don José throughout Japan.
Other recent operatic performances have included Rinnuccio (Gianni Schicchi) for West Australian Opera’s Opera in the Park; Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for State Opera of South Australia; Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) and Narciso (Il turco in Italia) for Opera Australia.
Since 2014, Rosario La Spina has sung The Duke for Opera Queensland, Manrico (Il trovatore) for West Australian Opera, Pollione (Norma) and Canio for Victorian Opera, Samson (Samson et Dahlia) in Tokyo, Cavaradossi, Turiddu and Canio for State Opera of South Australia and The Prince (The Love for Three Oranges), Turiddu, Canio and Calaf for Opera Australia.
Biography and photograph courtesy - Patrick Togher Artists’ Management 2018