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Frank Lopardo

About this Artist

One of the leading lyric tenors of our day, FRANK LOPARDO is seen on a regular basis with prestigious operatic companies and orchestras around the world. He has collaborated with the world's finest conductors including Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Sir Colin Davis, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas and Sir Georg Solti.

Among the many operatic roles Mr. Lopardo has made his own are Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, the Duke in Rigoletto, Alfredo in La Traviata, and Lenski in Eugene Onegin. He has also won acclaim in the Mozart repertoire and the bel canto roles of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. He has graced the stages of such prestigious houses as Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Opera National de Paris (Bastille), the Bavarian State Opera, Munich; the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; the Vienna State Opera; the Teatro Municipal de São Paulo, the Salzburg Festival, and the Glyndebourne Festival.

During the 2002-2003 season, Mr. Lopardo can be heard as Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera at the Pittsburgh Opera, Alfredo in La Traviata at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Rodolfo in La bohème, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and Alfredo at the Metropolitan Opera.

Last season, Mr. Lopardo, made his critically acclaimed debut at the Santa Fe Opera as Edgardo. He was also heard as Alfredo, Rodolfo and the Duke in Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera, The Duke at the San Francisco Opera, and Rodolfo at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

On the concert platform, Mr. Lopardo has performed the Verdi Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra (which was televised), and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; the Mozart Requiem with the Berlin Philharmonic at La Scala; Berlioz' Requiem, Carmina Burana, and Falstaff with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in both Boston and at the Tanglewood Festival; Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival; Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Philadelphia Orchestra; and Carmina Burana with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Mr. Lopardo's discography includes Mozart's Requiem and Don Giovanni with Muti for EMI, Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and L'Italiana in Algeri with Abbado for DGG, Verdi's Falstaff with Sir Colin Davis for BMG, Rossini's Semiramide and Il Signor Bruschino with Jon Marin for DGG, and Donizetti's Don Pasquale with Abbado for BMG. He has also recorded Orff's Carmina Burana with André Previn for DGG and can be seen on this label's laser of the Mozart C Minor Mass with Leonard Bernstein. Mr. Lopardo appears on the DGG video of Falstaff conducted by James Levine. He can also be seen and heard as Alfredo in La Traviata (on CD and video) and Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Solti on Decca.

Frank Lopardo was born in New York and studied with Dr. Robert White, Jr. who remains his vocal mentor today.