Bonaventura BOTTONE

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1950-09-19
Education Lascelles Secdy Modern Sch Harrow, Royal Acad of Music London
Books & Publications
Recreations gardening, cycling, boating
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Style Bonaventura Bottone, Esq
Career tenor; appeared at numerous international venues incl: Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London Coliseum, Glyndebourne Festival, Nice Opera, Batignano Festival Opera, Houston Opera, Met Opera NY, Munich Bavarian State Opera, Cleveland Symphony Orch Blossom Festival 1997, Santiago Chile 1998; has sung with numerous prominent int conductors incl: Richard Bonynge, Sir Andrew Davis, Jacques Delacote, Sir Edward Downes, Sir Mark Elder, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Bernard Haitink, KBE, CH, Richard Hickox, Vladimir Jurowski, James Levine, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Carlo Rizzi, Jeffrey Tate; frequent BBC broadcaster, concert artist worldwide; FRAM 1998; >ir< with ENO incl: David in Die Meistersinger, The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Alfred in La Traviata, Beppe in I Pagliacci, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Sam Kaplan in Street Scene, Truffaldino in The Love for Three Oranges, Lenski in Eugene Onegin 1994, Rodolfo in La Boheme, title role in Dr Ox by Gavin Bryars (premier) 1998; with Royal Opera Co incl: the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier (Covent Garden debut), Cassio in Otello, Alfredo in Die Fledermaus, the Italian Tenor in Capriccio, Raoul de Nangis in Les Hugenots, Torquemada in L'Neure Espagnole, Comte Liebenskof in Viaggio a Reims; with Scottish Opera incl: Governor General in Candide, Loge in Das Rheingold, Narraboth in Salome; others incl: Italian Tenor in Capriccio (Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1990, Alfredo in La Traviata (Opera North) 1990, title role in Le Comte Ory (WNO) 1992, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Houston Opera, US debut), Fernando in La Favorita (WNO) 1993, Dream of Gerontius (Royal Festival Hall) 1994, the Italian Tenor in Capriccio (Chicago Lyric Opera debut) 1994, Governor General in Candide (Lisbon debut) 1994, BBC Proms 1996, Turiddu in Cavelleria Rusticana (WNO) 1996, Faust in Damnation of Faust 1997, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Florentine Opera Milwaukee) 2000, Alfred in Die Fledermaus (Opéra National de Paris Bastille) 2000, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera (Atlanta Opera debut, 2001), Damnation de Faust (Brisbane Symphony Orchestra) 2002, Troilus in Troilus and Cressida (Philharmonia Orchestra) 2002, Faust in Faust et Hélèn (Deutsches Symphonic Orchestra Berlin) 2002, Nanki Poo Mikado (La Fenice Venice) 2003, Loge in Das Rheingold (Lyric Opera Chicago) 2005, Rodolfo in La Bohémè (Opera Queensland) 2005, Ménélaus in La Belle Hélène (ENO) 2006, Alfred in Die Fledermaus (Glyndebourne Festival and Chicago Lyric Opera) 2006, Govr in Candide (La Scala Milan debut) 2007, Torquemada in L'Heure Espagnole (ROH) 2007, Licht in Der Zerbrochene Krug (LA debut) 2008, Nick in Puccini's La Fanciulla Del West (ROH) 2008, Britten Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings (Edmonton Symphony Orchestra) 2009, The Duke of Dunstable in Patience (BBC Prom) 2009, Govr in Candide (Kobe and Tokyo) 2010, L'Abate in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur (ROH) 2010, Les Illumination (Edmonton Symphony Orch) 2011, Basilio in Le Nozze de Figaro (ROH) 2012, Fanciulla del West 2014; >ir< incl: Cassio in Otello, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado (with ENO (highlights), also with D'Oyly Carte), The Student Prince, Orpheus In The Underworld (with ENO), Sondheim's A Little Night Music, Weill's Street Scene, Tippett's The Ice Break, Vaughan Williams' Hugh the Drover (Hyperion), Lily Boulanger's Faust et Hélène (Chandos), Golden Operetta Highlights, Verdi Otello, All-Star Tenors Salute The World 1990, Bernstein Candide 1993, Kismet 1995, Italian Tenor Der Rosenkavalier (ROH) 1995, L'Abate in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur (ROH) 2010, Der Zerbrochene Krug (LA Opera) 2012
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