kammerorchesterbasel - ezio

Premiere: Sunday, 15.11.2009 - 19:00 Uhr


actor role
Conductor Attilio Cremonesi
Orchestra kammerorchesterbasel
Fulvia Veronica Cangemi
Ezio Lawrence Zazzo
Valentiniano Sonia Prina
Onoria Kristina Hammarström
Massimo Vittorio Prato
Varo Antonio Abete
  1. 15.11.2009
  2. 7:00 p.m.

Lawrence Zazzo


Zazzo, LawrenceThe Native American made his studies English and music in Yale and at the King’s College Cambridge, before he made his debut as Oberon (Britten: A Midsummer Night’s dream) during his singing-studies at Royal College of Music in London.
Rapidly he appeared on the stages for examples of Metropolitan Opera, Staatsoper unter den Linden, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and Théâtre des Champs - Elysees.
Handel's Giulio Cesare he performed very often, amongst others at the Metropolitan Opera and in Glyndebourne, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice in the Netherlands, Ottone in Handel's Agrippina in Bruxelles, Frankfurt and Paris, Giuliano in Cavalli's Eliogabalo in Bruxelles, Endimione in Cavalli's La Calisto in London as well as Arsamene in Handel's Serse at Theatre des Champs-Elysees.
He even performs a lot of contemporary music such as the role of Kreon (Liebermann: Medea) in Paris, Sciarrano's Luci mie traditrici in New York and Doves Flight in Glyndebourne.

In both fields – the old as well as the contemporary music – he worked for example with René Jacobs, Ivor Bolton, William Christie, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Trevor Pinnock, Jordi Savall and Paul Goodwin. He was the first western – European Countertenor, who was invited to sing Handel’s Messiah at Shanghai Opera.
His future plans include inter alii Oberon (Britten: A Midsummer Night’s dream) in Toronto and Handel’s Radamisto in London.
His recordings include many works of Handel, Scarlatti’s Griselda, Pergolesi's Stabat mater, Britten's Rejoice in the lamb as well as Duetti amorosi with Nuria Rial.
At Theater an der Wien he last sang 2003 during Wiener Festwochen Mascha (Eotvös: Drei Schwestern), which he also has performed in Lyon, Brussels, Hamburg, Edinburgh and the Netherlands. This season he will also sing at Theater an der Wien in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea.