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Paolo Gavanelli
Paolo Gavanelli  

S108070   S 108 070
G. Verdi: La Traviata
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The baritone Paolo Gavanelli, born in Padua, first studied law before he turned to singing. Having finished his law studies and also his voice training, he made his debut as Leporello in "Don Giovanni".
Soon after his debut, there followed the call to the great opera houses of the world. Milan, Rome, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and London are all regular places of work for this singer. He regularly appears in all the important baritone roles of the Italian repertoire at the Metropolitan in New York, the San Francisco Opera, Covent Garden in London and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.  It is at the Bavarian State Opera, that since 1989 he has appeared frequently in new productions of Belcanto and Verdi operas. (He has sung a total of 14 different roles in Munich.) Althought his repertoire extends to about 60 roles, in recent years he has made a special name for himself as an interpreter of Verdi: Nabucco, Rigoletto, Macbeth, Simon Boccanegra, Falstaff, Jago, Renato, Germont, Conte di Luna, Posa, Amonasro etc are roles which he has performed on stage around the world with leading conductors and directors (Solti, Whun Chung, Muti, Mehta, Haitink, Barenboim, Ozawa, Zeffirelli, Savary, Kupfer, Pizzi etc.). In july 2005 Paolo Gavanelli was awarded the Bavarian title of Kammersänger (an ancient title meaning a first-rate singer, or originally, one who was respected enough to sing a camera  i.e. in the presence of the king.) Paolo Gavanelli may be heard and seen in various opera recordings, among them being Nabucco, La Bohème, Beatrice di Tenda, Poliuto and Rigoletto.


Grammy Awards Nomination 2008
in the category: "Best Opera Recording" - La Traviata

Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s), Principal Soloists