Mauro Augustini (Scarpia)
Winner of the "TOTI DAL MONTE" vocal competition at Treviso, winner of the prizes "GALEFFI" and "BASTIANINI" at Busseto, and recipient of a scholarship for studies at Parma, with studies at the Conservatory at Milan, under the guidance of Pier-Miranda Ferraro. His debut came with Scarpia in Tosca at Saragoza (Spain). Soon thereafter came perfomancess of TOSCA at Pistoia, TROVATORE at the Malatestian Court at Fano, and Rovigo, PAGLIACCI at the Teatro Comunale at Treviso, Padova and Rovigo. His vocal Technique studies were under Mario del Monaco, wit interpretrive studies with Tito Gobbi, musical preparation under the guidance of Enza Ferrari.
He then began a truly international career, singing his repertoire of "Verdi Baritone" as protagonist in various theaters worldwive:
PAGLIACCI (Tonio) at Liège (Belgium), ATTILA at Lisbon (Portugal) and Klagenfurt (Österreich), TROVATORE and FORZA DEL DESTINO at Calgary (Canada), NABUCCO and TROVATORE at Rio de Janeiro, TRAVIATA, TROVATORE, GIOCONDA and DON CARLOS at Kassel (Germany), ERNANI, AIDA, TROVATORE e TRAVIATA at Roncole Verdi of Busseto, CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI at the Staatsoper at Munich, TROVATORE and CARMEN at Tokyo, BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, GIOCONDA, TROVATORE at Cape Town (S. Africa), CAVALLERIA, PAGLIACCI, GIOCONDA, TABARRO, FANCIULLA DEL WEST, CARMEN and TOSCA at the Opera of Bonn, AIDA at Arena of Verona, TOSCA and MACBETH at the Sferisterio Theater at Macerata, AIDA, OTELLO, and TRAVIATA at the Expo in Seville, RIGOLETTO at Monterrey (Mexico), guest every year at the "Verdi Festival" in the greek amphitheater at Plovdiv (Bulgary) with NABUCCO, AIDA, OTELLO, TRAVIATA, DON CARLOS, TROVATORE, VESPRI SICILIANI, CAVALLERIA and PAGLIACCI, MACBETH at La Coruña (Spain), again at the Expo in Seville with PAGLIACCI and TOSCA, RIGOLETTO and NABUCCO at Anvers (Belgium), IL GUARANÌ and BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at Bonn, RIGOLETTO at Hannover, again at Cape Town with TROVATORE and NABUCCO, at Istambul with BALLO IN MASCHERA, AIDA and NABUCCO, at Ankara (Turkey) with TABARRO, at Riga (Latvia) with DON CARLOS, at Macau (China) in TROVATORE, NABUCCO in Bonn, TABARRO in Lisbon, AIDA in Amsterdam, OTELLO and JAGO in Cairo, NABUCCO in, Athene, I PAGLIACCI in Nice (France), NABUCCO in Zofingen Festival (CH), TOSCA in Teatro Pergolesi-Jesi (I), NABUCCO in Teatro Rendano-Cosenza (I), GIOCONDA in Wien, TROVATORE and RIGOLETTO in Moscow and Celiabinsk Festival (Russia), TRAVIATA in Cape Town (S.Africa), TROVATORE in Bucharest (Romania), in Brasile CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, in Moscow NABUCCO, in Maribor (Slovenia) MACBETH, in Carrara (Italy) CAVALLERIA and PAGLIACCI, in Skopije (Macedonia) FORZA DEL DESTINO, in Eindoven, Utrech, Dem Bosch, Venhlo (Holland) FANCIULLA DEL WEST (Jack Rance), in Maribor (Slovenia) ERNANI and TRAVIATA, "Summer-festivals": in Ljiubljiana(SL) NABUCCO, TRAVIATA and MACBETH, in Massa Marittima (I) MACBETH, in Cortona(I) RIGOLETTO, in Fiesole (I) AIDA, in Viterbo (I) TOSCA, in Jesolo (I) NABUCCO, in Taormina (I) CARMEN e AIDA, in Maribor "Verdianfestival" 2 / 22 november 2001: RIGOLETTO, DON CARLO, ERNANI, MACBETH, TRAVIATA, TROVATORE and OTELLO; TROVATORE in Foggia, and CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA in Spagna, FANCIULLA DEL WEST (JACK RANCE) in Wiesbaden(Germany), TOSCA, AIDA and NABUCCO in Canada, TOSCA and BALLO IN MASCHERA in Cairo (Egypt), AIDA in Split Festival, TOSCA in Ljiubliana Festival, RIGOLETTO in Odessa(Ukraina) Festival, RIGOLETTO and BALLO IN MASCHERA in "Maria Biesu" Festival-Chisinau (Moldova), TRAVIATA and TOSCA in Japan with Staat Opera Praga, NABUCCO in Toronto, TOSCA in Seoul, NABUCCO in the greek amphitheater at Plovdiv (Bulgary), AIDA and Gala-concert in Costanza (Romania), RIGOLETTO in amphitheater-romano Aspendos (Turkey) and Macbeth 1a edition in Wien, RIGOLETTO and NABUCCO in Prague,
ATTILA in Wien, OTELLO and BALLO IN MASCHERA in Timisoara, OTELLO and RIGOLETTO in Sofia and many performances in Japan with RIGOLETTO, OTELLO and MACBETH..................