Aldo di Toro

Photo: Keith Saunders
Born in Australia, Aldo Di Toro completed his studies at the Western Australian Music Conservatory and made his debut as Oronte in "Alcina" at West Australian Opera. He won the Australian Opera Foundation's Italian Opera Award, which allowed him to further his studies at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. This was followed by studies in Graz as an AIMS Scholarship holder. Aldo Di Toro has appeared in all of the large opera houses in Australia, with roles such as Alfredo ("La Traviata"), Werther, Gerald ("Lakmé"), Tebaldo ("I Capuleti e i Montecchi"), Edgardo ("Lucia di Lammermoor"), Elvino ("La Sonnambula"), as well as Nemorino ("L’Elisir d’Amore"). European guest engagements have taken him to Inssbruck (Pollione in "Norma"), Braunschweig (Riccardo in "Un Ballo in Maschera"), Würzburg (Henri in "Die sizilianische Vesper"), Bologna, Modena and to the Scottish National Opera (Ernesto in "Don Pasquale"). In addition, he has appeared at the internationally renowned Glyndebourne Festival in England. In 2018/19, he made his debut as Turridu in Pietro Mascagni's "Cavalleria rusticana" at Graz Opera, where he also sang Canio ("I Pagliacci"). During the 2019/20 season, he sings Otello and Calaf ("Turandot'") in Magdeburg, while the latter role will also take him to Darmstadt. He makes his house debut in Wiesbaden this season as Manrico in "ll Trovatore".