jueves, 6 de octubre de 2011


Born in Copertino (Le), the tenor Salvatore Cordella majored in flute at the Conservatory "Tito Schipa" of Lecce. Then, in parallel, he studied singing in Lecce with Maestro Manolo Russo and in Venice with Maestro Sherman Lowe. From 1999 to 2003 he attended the Academy "P. Grassi" in Martina Franca. He made his debut at the 26th Festival of Valle d'Itria (2000) in Rossini’s Othello and Meyerbeer's Robert le diable.

Salvatore continued this collaboration over the next years in productions like Gounod’s La Reine de Saba, Rossini’s Ivanoe (2001) and Paisiello’s Le due Contesse, along with several concerts dedicated to V. Hugo (2002), Massenet's Werther, Le sette parole di Cristo in Croce by Mercadante (2003) and with Salvator Rosa e Messa in Gome’s L'incoronazione di Napoleone I. Some of these were recorded on CD (Dynamic). He was awarded three scholarships, reserved to the best student of the Academy.

During 2002, he performed in Mozart's Don Giovanni, first in Osimo (AN), then in theatres in Imperia, La Spezia and Savona. He played in the operettas Offenbach's Orfeo agli inferi and Lehar’s Il paese del sorriso at the Abeliano of Bari. In February 2003 Cordella inaugurated the opera season in Lecce at the Teatro Politeama Grece with De Luca’s oratory Joseph Ala Dei. He subsequently participated in other vocal concerts and premieres in Lecce’s Stagione concertistica I.C.O. In 2003 he played the opera Il Principe Porcaro Rota, his first exploration in modern times at the Fondazione Teatro La Fenice in Venice. He also played Il Barone di Torreforte by Piccinni at Teatro Paisiello in Lecce, Il filosofo di campagna by Galuppi and debuted as Alfredo in La Traviata in Turin.

He participated with La Traviata at the reopening of La Fenice in Venice, conducted by Lorin Maazel, and toured in Japan and Germany. In September 2004 he performed in Cosi fan tutte, in Giorgio Strehler’s performance at Teatro Quirino in Rome. In summer 2005, debuted at the Salzburg Festival in the new La Traviata production conducted by Carlo Rizzi and directed by Willy Decker (Deutsche Grammophon CD and DVD). He sang the role of Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto in Tirana, and Rodolfo in La Bohème at Salerno.

After the brilliant debut as Fenton in Falstaff at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salvatore Cordella returned to Lecce to play as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. He was Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Theatre of the Opera Bastille in Paris, I° Tentatore and I° Cavaliere in Assassinio at the Cathedral of Pizzetti in the full performance conducted by Maestro Pier Giorgio Morandi (recorded in DVD of Unitel in Monaco di Babaria). He was Camillo De Rossillon in La vedova allegra by Lehar at the Foundation Petruzzelli of Bari, Rinuccio in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Opera de Marseille, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly at the Festival Herculaneum, Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgia by Donizetti in Sassari and at the Teatro Regio in Turin and even Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Lucca, Bolzano, Gorizia, Novara, Mantua, Pisa, Livorno, Ravenna and Bergamo, the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto in Wisbaden, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in Mannheim and Conrad in The Corsair by G. Verdi (Verdi Festival 2008) in Parma. Then, in the Reggio Emilia of Parma joins Svetla Vassileva and Roberto de Candia as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, directed by M ° G. Bisanti. Both The Corsair and Madama Butterfly are brought to the public in the first TV transmission by Mediaset “Loggione”.

He returned to Lecce as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at the Teatro Politeama in Lecce, directed by Vittorio Sgarbi. He also plays Rodolfo in La Boheme at the Teatro Regio in Torino. In this Tourné he visited the most important provinces of Piedmont. In May 2009 comes his debut at La Scala in Milan in Pizzetti's Assassinio nella cattedrale, conducted by Donato Renzetti and directed by Y. Kokkos. Then he plays again at the Teatro dell'opera giocosa in Sabona as Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly.

He is still committed to a Tourné that began in October 2009 were he has played the role of Alfredo in La Traviata, directed by Henning Brockhaus and with the set design of Josef Svoboda directed by G. Bisanti. He has been at the Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi, Aquila Theatre (Fermo), Teatro Verdi (Brindisi) and visits the main Italian and European theatres.

In parallel to the Opera he has played an intense concert activity in Italy and worldwide (Japan, Germany, France, South Africa etc ...). He has sang, in addition to numerous concerts of opera, a rich repertoire of sacred works including Mozart’s Messa dell'incoronazione, Saint-Saens’ Oratorio de Noël; Rigacci’s Golgotha, De Luca’s Cantata di Natale and Passio Christi, Messa di Gloria by Puccini, Mozart’s Requiem, Dvorak and Fargo’s Stabat Mater, Messa per l'Incoronazione di Napoleone I at the Festival of St. Denis in Paris and with Turchini’s Pietà in Naples. In 2009 and affect the world premiere run at the auditorium Verdi (Milan) with the Orchestra Verdi in Milan, "Love Songs" text and then for the Republic Day June 2, 2009 run 's, Hymn of the Nations by Verdi at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.

In 2009 Salvatore Cordella recorded for the first time in the world with the Auditorium Verdi (Milan) and with the Orchestra Verdi di Milano, "Canti d'amore" Testi, and then on the occasion of the feast of the republic on June 2, 2009 represents L'Inno dell Nazioni Verdi at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.

In December 2010, he sang Alfredo in La Traviata in Trieste. During 2011 performs various projects including the world premiere of the opera "Pietro e Lucia" by Dušan Rapoš, Tournée with Regio di Torino in Japan, La Traviata with Mariella Devia in Korea and Tournée with MET as cover the role of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in Japan.

Artistic Partners: Guest star appearances, Svetla Vassileva, Katia Ricciarelli, Patrizia Ciofi, Paoletta Marrocu, Natalie Dessay, Anna Netrebko, Inva Mula, Clare Taigi, Thomas Hampson, Leo Nucci, Ruggero Raimondi, Roberto Frontali, Ferruccio Furlanetto.

He has been directed by Directors such as:

Directors: Maazel, Viotti, Renzetti Bisanti, Pidò, Olmi, Rizzi, Carella, Palumbo, Morandi, Noseda, Bell, etc.

Directors: Carsen, Decker, D. Abbado, De Simone, Bellotto, De Tommasi, Puggelli, Kokkos, Brockhaus, etc. ...

He has sung in opera as:

Opera houses: La Scala (Milan), La Fenice (Venice), Regio (Parma), Regio (Turin), San Carlo (Naples), Carlo Felice (Genoa), Petruzzelli (Bari), Opera Bastille (Paris), Opera ( Marseille), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Opera Theatre of Mannheim and Wisbaden, High Hall (Kyoto), Tokyo and Osaka.

International Festivals: Salzburg (Austria), Saint Denis (Paris), Verdi Festival (of Parma), Valle d'Itria (Martina Franca - TA), Ercolano (Napoli).

Theaters Tradition: Greek Politeama (Lecce), The New Phoenix (Osimo, AN), Opera Playful (Savona), Del Giglio (Lucca), Coccia (Novara), Social (Mantua), Body concerts Marialis de Carolis (Sassari ) Donizetti (Bergamo), Opera (Ravenna), Opera (Livorno), Opera (Pisa), etc.

TV and radio shows: RAI 1, RAI 2, RAI 3, RAI International, Channel 5, Sky, Radio 3, Radio Vaticana, etc.

Awards: Diapason d’Or and Diamond Golden, (murder in the Cathedral-Bari)

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