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Carlo Vistoli, countertenor


Carlo Vistoli began his vocal training as countertenor in 2005, with William Matteuzzi and Sonia Prina. He studied at Ferrara Conservatorio (Renaissance and Baroque Singing) and Bologna Alma Mater University (Cultural Heritage).

Previous operatic roles include: Sorceress in Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas in Ravenna, Licida in Josef Mysliveček’s L’Olimpiade (Bologna Teatro Comunale), the title role in Handel’s Tamerlano (Poitiers and Warsaw), Purcell’s King Arthur (Rome and Bologna),  Piritoo in Elena by Cavalli with conductor Garcia Alarcon, in Rennes and Nantes (Aix en Provence Festival production), and Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare for its first performance in China with Opera Fuoco (Shanghai). In June 2015 he took part to the world premiere of L'Amore che move il sole by Adriano Guarnieri at the Ravenna Festival, revived at the Spoleto Festival in 2016 . In 2015-16 was Febo in Caldara’s Dafne, with Teatro La Fenice Orchestra and Giovanni Montanari, Spirit in Dido and Aeneas in Turin, Teatro Regio, conductor Federico Maria Sardelli, and Ottone in Handel’s Agrippina at Brisbane Baroque Festival.

Recent and future engagements include a Far East tour with Le Jardin des Voix; Handel Dixit Dominus with Rome’s Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Handel’s Messiah and Monteverdi Orfeo with Les Arts Florissants, concert Monteverdi - Peccati Capitali with Cappella Mediterranea and Aix en Provence Festival with Cavalli’s Erismena.


Carlo will perform the role of Artabano for our 2018 production of Hasse's Artaserse.