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HYALMAR MITROTTI

HYALMAR MITROTTI

Bass

"a potent bass and thick timbre" (OPERAWIRE)
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«"Le jeune Hyalmar Mitrotti révèle une personnalité prometteuse en Grenvil"»
OPÉRA MAGAZINE (2017)
«"Towering Bass. In the title role of Elijah was bass Hyalmar Mitrotti, who possesses a potent and thick timbre. (...) Mitrotti is asked to sing for close to an hour and it seemed that the deeper he got into the piece, the better he got. His diction was always on point, his voice grew in volume, his vibrato stabilized and he shone with an elegant legato line that was at its most glorious in the second part aria “It is enough; Lord take my life,” accompanied by solo cello. In arguably the most intimate moment of the entire oratorio, the bass made his voice weep, giving the listener a feeling of a conflicted prophet who can’t handle the challenges around him and yet doesn’t want to give up. The contrasting section during the second half of the aria featured sturdy sound, a new-found aggression in his singing that we had yet to hear that point. Also, worthy of mention is that the bass seemed at ease with the excruciatingly high tessitura that Mendelssohn demands of his lead singer, the high notes bright and potent. “Elijah” demands a singer that can essentially carry the piece and Mirotti was more than up to the task".»
«"Meanwhile, Hyalmar Mitrotti showcased a potent bass that easily rode over the immense orchestrations Catán wrote for the work. His duet with Florencia was his big vocal highlight, bringing out tenderness and warm colors in his middle voice"»
WWW.OPERAWIRE.COM (2017)
2018Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreDulcamara
2018Catán: Florencia en el AmazonasCapitán
2018Verdi: La TraviataGrenvil
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSarastro
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSprecher
2017Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70Elijah
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Magnifico
2017Catán: Florencia en el AmazonasCapitán
2016Verdi: La TraviataGrenvil
2015Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreDulcamara
2015Bellini: NormaOroveso
2015Bach C.P.E.: Keyboard Sonata, Wq. 65/29, H. 83, E majorJohann
2015Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDon Alfonso
2013Puccini: ToscaIl Sagrestano
2011Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
2010Handel: Samson, HWV 57Harapha
2009Rossini: L'Italiana in AlgeriHaly
2009Rossini: Il signor BruschinoGaudenzio
2009Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perlesNourabad
2008Verdi: FalstaffPistola
2008Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestJosé Castro
2007Pergolesi: La Serva PadronaUberto
2007Offenbach: La belle HélèneCalchas
2007Handel: Samson, HWV 57Manoah
2007Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilègesLe Fauteuil
2003Haydn: La fedeltà premiataCount Perruchetto

Bio





Italian/Colombian born into a family of filmmakers, Hyalmar Mitrotti made appearances in important TV commercials as a child. He naturally studied Cinema and Theatre at the Université de Montréal (Canada) and at the Sorbonne (France). Also passionate about music from a young age, he entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK) thanks to the financial support of the Sidney Perry Foundation. His teachers were Robert Dean, Graham Johnson, SusanMcCulloch, Peter Robinson, among others. 

Laureate of the Léopold Bellan Competition (1st prize) and UFAM Competition (2nd prize) in France. While studying with Lionel Sarrazin, he took part in master-classes by Opera stars like Ruggero Raimondi, Teresa Berganza, Sarah Walker, François Leroux, Michel Sénéchal, Emma Kirkby, Paul Esswood, Jean Philippe Lafont.

Praised by Opéra Magazine,as “a promissing personality” and by Operawire as a “Towering Bass”, Mr Mitrotti has sung a wide bass-baritone repertoire including roles like Perruchetto in Haydn’s La Fedeltà Premiata, Don Alfonso and Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Calchas in Offenbach’s La belle Hélène, and Uberto in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona, José Castro in La fanciulla del West, Pistola in Falstaff, Moralès and Dancaïre in Bizet´s Carmen, Ali in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, Gaudenzio in Il Signor Bruschino, Amán and Mardoqueo in Ponce de León´s El Castillo misterioso, Nourabad in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de Perles, Dottor Grenvil in Verdi´s La Traviata, Patrón in Catan´s Il Postino, Figaro in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Sacristano in Puccini´s Tosca, Dulcamara in Donizetti´s L´Elisir d´amore, Nourabad in Bellini´s Norma.

On the concert platform, performances have included Händel´s L´Allegro, il Pensieroso ed il Moderato (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival), Brahms´s Ein Deutsches Requiem (Cathédrale de Chartres), Handel’s Samson (Regency Sinfonia), Charpentier´s Messe de minuit and Brossard´s Stabat mater (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris), Mendelssohn´s Elijah (Teatro Colon),....
He has performed with companies such as Grange Park Opera, Théâtre du Châtelet, Opera Fuoco, British Youth Opera, Opéra Nomade, Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Opéra de Clermont-Ferrand, Opéra Bastide, Teatro Colón, Thessaloniki Opera House, Opera de Colombia, etc. alongside artists like Bryn Terfel, Cynthia Makris, Plácido Domingo, Victor Torres, Florian Laconi, Cristina Gallardo Domas, Julie Boulianne, Vannina Santoni, Laurent Campellone, Rory Macdonald, David Stern, Robert Carsen, Stephen Medcalf,… 

His has recently sung White in Sorozábal´s Black, el payaso at the Teatro Colón in Colombia ; Dulcamara in Donizetti´s L´Elisir d´amore with Opera Fuoco conducted by David Stern (Chief Director of Palm Beach Opera) in France ; Johann in Massenet´s Wertherwith Opera de Colombia, conducted by Laurent Campellone ; Sarastro in Mozart´s Die Zauberflötein Berlin with BOA (thanks to the full support of the Ian Donald Wilson and Michael Castle Memorial Scholarships); Don Magnifico in Rossini´s La Cenerentola with Prolirica de Antioquia, alongside Guadalupe Paz Valderrama ; the title role in Medelssohn´s Elijah at the Teatro Colón ; and The Captain in Catán´s Florencia en el Amazonas at the Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitán and Teatro Colsubsidio. Last summer he gave a series of recitals in Africa and the Middle East, including at the Cairo Opera House, and sang Dulcamara under conductor Dante Ranieri, The Captain in Florencia en el Amazonas at the Teatro Colon and Dottor Grenvil in La Traviata. He also made his debut as Alidoro in Rossini´s La Cenerentola alongside Valeriano Lanchas.

Mr Mitrotti fluently speaks Spanish, French, English and Italian. His deep voice is also much in demand for Premium commercial brands (Renault, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Ford) and for films. He was recently awarded Best Narrator at the Cork Film Festival in Ireland for his narration in the film “Memories” by Maria de Narvaez.   







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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Dulcamara Fundación Prolírica De Antioquia 2018
Catán: Florencia en el Amazonas Capitán Teatro Colón 2018
Verdi: La Traviata Grenvil Opera Cali 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Sarastro 24 hours Berlin Opera Academy 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Sprecher 24 hours Berlin Opera Academy 2017