Manager: Elizabeth Crittenden , Artistic Advisor & Consultant
Management Territory: Sundry Territories
"[Mr. Alaimo] is a fine singer, a subtle actor and a master of bel canto style." The New York Times
A major proponent of Rossini and bel canto roles, bass-baritone Simone Alaimo made his US debut in 1987 in Chicago as Mustafa in L'italiana in Algeri. The following season he made his San Francisco debut in the title role of Maometto II and his debut with the Metropolitan Opera was in the 1992-1993 season as Assur in Rossini's Semiramide. Subsequently he has appeared many times with these and the other major houses in the world. He was seen as Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore at the Metropolitan Opera with Rolando Villazón . . . and Angela Gheorghiu and at the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden. In 2009 he was seen as Il conte Rodolfo in La sonnambula in Cagliari, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia in Ličge, and in Genova as Selim in Il turco in Italia.
Mr. Alaimo's many performances include: La Cenerentola, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Le nozze di Figaro (Figaro) at the Metropolitan Opera; Semiramide in Dallas, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Mose in Egitto, La Cenerentola, Le nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera House in London, as well as many appearances in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, Geneva, Paris, Toulouse, Lisbon, Seville, Bilbao and Peralada, and many performances in his native Italy, including Rome, Venice, Naples, Catania, Bergamo, Pesaro, Genova, and Turin. Additional works in his repertoire include also the title roles in Don Pasquale, Attila, and Falstaff; Escamillio in Carmen; Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana; and Polidoro in Zelmira. His concert repertoire includes Rossini's Stabat Mater and La petite messe solonelle; and the Verdi Requiem. He has appeared with many of the world's most important conductors – James Levine, Neville Marriner, Giuseppe Sinopoli, and Daniele Gatti to name a few.
He has recorded extensively and can be heard on Decca's L'elisir d'amore (with Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna); Phillips' La petite messe solonelle, Il turco in Italia and Don Giovanni; Nuova Era's L'italiana in Algeri, and Frequenz's Crispino e la Comare and L'Ebreo.