Carlo Scibelli, Tenor*
1992 – 1994
In 2009, CARLO SCIBELLI returned to the Israeli Opera as Faust in Boito’s Mefistofélés and made his New Zealand debut as Manrico in Il trovatore.
In the 2007 – 2008 season, he appeared as Manrico (Il trovatore) for Kentucky Opera, Calaf (Turandot) in Orlando, and made his French debut in the title role of Andrea Chenier at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy, France.
2006 – 2007 appearances included the title role of Les Contes d’Hoffmann for the New Israeli Opera. Mr. Scibelli also performed the role of Ismael with the Baltimore Opera, and made his debut as Calaf (Turandot) with the Westfield Symphony Orchestra.
During the 2005 – 2006 season, Mr. Scibelli appeared as soloist with the Long Island Philharmonic in a performance of Love, Italian Style, and was a featured soloist in Verdi’s Requiem for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, Mr. Scibelli was engaged to sing the role of Il Cavaliere des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) in Tel Aviv, Israel. Other appearances featured Mr. Scibelli as soloist with the San Diego Symphony in the summer of 2005, and also in the role of Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with the Nationale Reisopera in Enschede, The Netherlands and for Cleveland Opera during the 2004 – 2005 season.
2003 – 2004 appearances included his debut with the Florida Philharmonic in Carmina Burana and La sonnambula in Bari. Other performances that season included Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in Montepulciano, La traviata and Nabucco (Ismaele) for Deutsche Opera in Berlin and a performance as Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Santa Barbara Opera. 2002 – 2003 engagements featured Mr. Scibelli as the Duke in Welsh National Opera’s production of Rigoletto and the title role of Rossini’s Otello for Italy’s Caramoor Festival.
2000 – 2001 season performances included La traviata in Hamilton, Canada, as well as a debut performance in Trieste, Italy, and concert appearances in Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Mexico City. Mr. Scibelli also appeared in La traviata for the Deutsche Oper Berlin, La bohème with the Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liege, a tour of Australia in Madama Butterfly, and a recording of the Tenth Symphony by Villa-Lobos led by Gisele Ben-Dor.
During the 1999 – 2000 season, Mr. Scibelli’s performances included La traviata and Un giorno di regno at Covent Garden, Don Ottavio at Tornino’s Teatro Regio and the Verdi Requiem in Naples and Prague. During the fall of 2000, he made his Santiago, Chile, debut in I Lombardi and sang Un giorno di regno in Zurich. Mr. Scibelli also appeared as Camille in the PBS broadcast of New York City Opera’s production of The Merry Widow and made his film debut performing the role of the opera singer in the Barbra Streisand film The Mirror Has Two Faces.
Internationally, Mr. Scibelli made his Covent Garden debut as Alfredo in La traviata in May 1998, and debuted in Italy as Don Ottavio in a new production of Don Giovanni for Teatro Regio in Turin. He was also asked to open the Prague Festival with the Verdi Requiem, followed by an Opera Gala in September 1998.
During the 1996 – 1997 season, he made his San Francisco Opera debut as Alfred (Die Fledermaus) and appeared as Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly). He also appeared in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse with Los Angeles Music Center Opera. Other past engagements include Hippolytus in the nationally televised Opera San José production of Roumanis’ Ode to Phædra, the title role in The Student Prince with Nevada Opera Theatre, and concert presentations as Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Canada’s Opera Hamilton. He is a Pacific Region Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions and was chosen to perform in the winners’ concert of the Vienna Kammeroper’s International Belvedere Competition. In 1998, he performed Ernesto (Don Pasquale) with Santa Barbara Grand Opera and The Duke (Rigoletto) with Harrisburg Symphony.
Mr. Scibelli was released from his 1994 – 1995 Opera San José resident company contract allowing him to debut with New York City Opera in the roles of Prince Vladimir in Borodin’s Prince Igor, Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and Camille in Lehar’s The Merry Widow (a role he repeated with that company in a nationally televised performance). He has also been heard with New York City Opera as Alfredo (La traviata), as The Italian Tenor (Der Rosenkavalier) with Portland Opera and San Francisco Opera, as Rodolfo (La bohème) with Bear Valley Music Festival, and in the title roles in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Faust with Fort Worth Opera.
*OSJ is sad to report that Mr. Scibelli passed away on January 9, 2015.