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Aldo Di Toro

 

Aldo Di Toro graduated from the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music and made his debut in opera as Oronte in "Alcina" for West Australian Opera at the Festival of Perth. In 2000 he won the Opera Foundation Australia's Italian Opera Award, which enabled him to study at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. He then had numerous successes in operatic competitions throughout Europe.  Aldo made his Sydney Opera House debut in 2007 singing Alfredo in for Opera Australia and has also sung Pollione in Innsbruck, Steva in "Jenufa" and Loris in "Fedora", to great acclaim, at Opera Holland Park in London, Alfredo and Nemorino for State Opera of South Australia, Bill in Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s production of Jonathan Dove’s "Flight" for Adelaide Festival, Rodolfo in Torino, Roberto in Puccini's "Le Villi" in concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall for Chelsea Opera and Alfredo and The Duke on tour in Italy.

Now living in Italy and performing internationally, last year Aldo sang the title role in "Werther" in Sydney and Tebaldo in Bellini’s "Capuleti e i Montecchi" in the Melbourne and Sydney seasons for Opera Australia, Duke of Mantua in "Rigoletto" in Innsbruck and Rodolfo in "La bohème" for Opera Holland Park, London. 

His 2010 engagements include Alfredo for Opera Australia and Elvino in "La Sonnambula" for Opera Australia and West Australian Opera as well as Rodolfo for Opera North in the United Kingdom.

Other recent engagements include Roméo in Innsbruck during the 2008 - 09 season, Rodolfo for Opera Australia in the 2008 Sydney Summer season, and also in the Domain, Tamino for West Australian Opera, The Duke in "Rigoletto" for State Opera of South Australia and also in concert in Dolo, Italy as well as concerts in Japan, South Africa and India.

Concert engagements include Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on tour in Germany with the Philharmonia of the Nations, a recital at St. John's Hall in London, Dvorak's "Stabat Mater" for the Perth International Arts Festival, concerts for West Australian Opera and Queensland Music Festival, Opera in the Vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula and in the Hunter Valley, Schumann’s "Dichterliebe" for University of Western Australia, gala concerts for Brisbane Festival and Opera Under The Stars in Broome and an orchestral concert in Vienne France.  

He has recorded "The English Songs" by Francesco Paolo Tosti for the National Tosti Institute and Bongiovanni Records, "Il Ritratto" by Braga for Bongiovanni Records as well as "Il Ritratto", "I Pagliacci", "Rigoletto" and "La Traviata" on DVD for the Tercas Foundation.