born in in Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Links www.stefanopalatchi.com (English)
Stefano Palatchi (born 26 March 1960) is a Spanish opera singer who has sung leading bass roles in both Spain and internationally where he is known for his stage skills, timbre and expressive singing. His concert reperoire includes Mozart's Requiem and Verdi's Messa da Requiem which he has sung many times.
Stefano Palatchi was born in Barcelona and studied there with Maya Maiska, Gino Bechi, Ettore Campogalliani, and Armen Boyajian, followed by studies in Florence and New York. Since his debut in the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, in 1986, he has taken part in several hundred performances of more than thirty operas from a wide repertoire, in particular operas by Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, and those from the bel canto repertoire including: Rigoletto, Aida, Turandot, Il trovatore, La bohème, Macbeth, Lucia di Lammermoor, La forza del destino and Il barbiere di Siviglia, Samson et Dalila, and Thaïs. He has sung in the world premières of Cristóbal Colón, by Leonardo Balada (with Montserrat Caballé and José Carreras), Gaudí, by Joan Guinjoan and Joc de Mans by Alberto García Demestres He also performed in Turandot, when the Liceu was reopened in 1999, following the fire which had destroyed the theatre five years earlier.
Palatchi has sung in many theatres and festivals outside his native Spain, including the New York Metropolitan Opera, where he made his debut in 1994 as Colline in La bohème. Amongst his performances in 2009 were the Spanish premiere of Cristóbal Halffter's opera, Lazaro, and Tales of Hoffman
Palatchi is patron of the Clarós Foundation dedicated to the prevention of and research into acute deafness.
Stefano Palatchi has an extensive recording career, and has recorded for Decca, RTVE Música, Columna Música, Nightingale Classics, Koch Discover, Astrée Auvidis, Auvidis, Auvidis Valois, Sello Autor, Naxos and Opus Arte. He received a Latin Grammy Award for Tomás Bretón's zarzuela, La Dolores and was nominated for another Latin Grammy for Ruperto Chapí's Margarita la Tornera and a Grammy Award for El gato con botas, by Xavier Montsalvatge. .
|Conte Rodolfo||La sonnambula||Bellini|
|Enrico VIII||Anna Bolena||Donizetti|
|Il Prefetto||Linda di Chamounix||Donizetti|
|Raimondo||Lucia di Lammermoor||Donizetti|
|Frre Laurent||Roméo et Juliette||Gounod|
|Il podestà||Una cosa rara||Martín y Soler|
|Don Digue||Le Cid||Massenet|
|El ogro||El gato con botas||Montsalvatge|
|Il Commendatore||Don Giovanni||Mozart|
|Vieill Hébreu||Samson et Dalila||Saint-Saëns|
|Perot||El giravolt de maig||Toldrá|
|Ramfis, il Re||Aida||Verdi|
|Filippo II, inquisitore||Don Carlo||Verdi|
|Padre Guardiano||La forza del destino||Verdi|
|Walter, Wurm||Luisa Miller||Verdi|
|Jacopo Fiesco||Simon Boccanegra||Verdi|
- González, Ángel, "Camerino 22 homenajea al bajo Stefano Palatchi", La Voz de Asturias, 29 January 2005 (in Spanish)
- Metropolitan Opera, Performance record: Palatchi, Stefano (Bass), MetOpera Database
- Levante: Levántate y canta (in Spanish)
- La Provincia: Brillante Mundanindad en Los Cuentos de Hoffman (in Spanish)
- Fundación Clarós, Patrons list