BELLINI-I Capuleti e i Montecchi-Tebaldo
PUCCINI-La Fanciulla del West-Harry
Born in Italy in 1979, Maurizio Pace earned his degree in voice from the Pescara Conservatory in the class of Maria Luisa Carboni before working with Nicolas Guisti. He is currently studying under the tenor Ittimo Rapattoni.
The winner of many international competitions, he received 1st Prize in the Mario Lanza Competition in 2002, followed by 1st Prize in the Enrico Caruso Competition in Pignataro Maggiore in 2003, the Unanimous 1st Prize and the Audience Award at the Maria Caniglia Competition in Sulmona, and the Critics’ Award and the Friends of Alfredo Kraus Award at the Bilbao International Singing Competition.
Also the winner of the 57th edition of the Spoleto Competition, he made his debut in 2003 as Alfredo (la Traviata).
He sang Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore) at the Cremona, Brescia, Como and Pavia Operas. He then played the High Priest (Idomeneo) at the Massy and Vichy Operas and Ernesto (Don Pasquale) in Novi Ligure and in the Bergamo region.
He played Ismaele (Nabucco) at the Teatro Communale in Sulmona, and Tebaldo (I Capuletti e i Montecchi) in a production by Cristina Mazzavillani Muti and in Cremona, Brescia, Como, Pavia, at the Alighieri Theatre in Ravenna and at the Teatro Del Giglio in Lucca.
He has also performed as Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Verdi’s Aroldo in Bilbao, Cassio (Otello) at the Montpellier Opera, Harry (La Fanciulla del West), Federico (Stiffelio) and Riccardo (Ernani) at the Monte Carlo Opera, and Malcolm (Macbeth) at the Nancy Opera.
Maurizio Pace has also performed in many concerts in Italy and Spain.
He recently played Errico in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s Il Medico dei Pazzi at the Opéra National de Lorraine.