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Simone Alberghini (born 16 April 1973) is an Italian operatic baritone, known especially for his interpretations of belcanto operas of Mozart and Rossini.
Born in Bologna, Italy, Alberghini began singing at a very young age pop music and jazz. He started then studying operatic singing with tenor Oslavio di Credico at first, then with the pianist and conductor Leone Magiera and with the baritone Carlo Meliciani.
In 1993 he made his debut as Lorenzo in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Teatro Regio of Turin.
In 1994 he won the first price at the international Operalia competition, organised by Plácido Domingo in Mexico City.
Since then, he has sang in the most important theatres of the world, like La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London (Dandini in Rossini's La Cenerentola and Athanael in Massenet's Thaïs with Renée Fleming), the Metropolitan Opera House in New York (Dandini), Teatro San Carlo in Naples, La Fenice in Venice, Liceu in Barcelona, Los Angeles Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Bolshoi in Moscow and in festivals like Glyndebourne and Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
Alberghini sang under the baton of such conductors like Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Michael Tilson Thomas, Riccardo Chailly, Maurizio Benini, Teodor Currentzis, Michele Mariotti, Alberto Zedda and in productions by directors like Jonathan Miller, Luca Ronconi, Graham Vick, Francesca Zambello, Peter Hall, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Damiano Michieletto.