Maurizio Muraro has been awarded important international prizes including:
•Katia Ricciarelli International Competition in 1990.
•Belli Competition in Spoleto in 1994
•E. Waechter Prize as the best opera singer of the Austrian season, Vienna Staatsoper,1999 - 2000.
He has sung in the main opera houses in the world working with conductors as
Claudio Abbado, Ivor Bolton, Sir Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Marcello Viotti.
He loves all Mozart`s roles in which he is able to express his inborn comic power. Moreover his Figaro and Leporello are sung once again with a deep voice, thus following Mozart`s original idea.
His notable interpretative versatility enables him to perform also dramatic roles such as Verdi`s Fiesco, Banco, Filippo II.
His repertoire encompasses also Wagner, Rossini, Puccini, Bellini and others.
Amongst others Maurizio Muraro has appeared on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, London Covent Garden, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Berlin Deutsche Oper and State Opera , the State operas of Vienna, Munich, Hamburg, at La Monnaie in Bruxelles, Ravenna Festival, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, La Scala in Milan, Teatro Comunale in Florence.
His filmography includes some international co-productions such as Tosca directed by B. Jacquot, with the Covent Garden Orchestra conducted by A. Pappano.
Among his recordings let us remember Carmen, under the direction of Giuseppe Sinopoli for Teldec; Tosca, directed by Antonio Pappano for EMI; Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni both with Betrand de Billy conducting the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the tale “Peter and the Wolf” by S. Prokofiev with the Orchestra of the Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza.
Among his projects in the season 2006/07 and 2007/08 are: concerts in Verona, Barbiere di Siviglia (Bartolo) at Tokyo’s New National Theatre, a production
of La vedova scaltra by Wolf-Ferrari in Genova and Venezia, revivals of
Cosi fan tutte, Nozze di figaro and Rigoletto at Munich’s State Opera and his debut at Verona’s Arena with Rigoletto.
He appears again at Munich’s State Opera with Nozze di Figaro and
Cosi fan tutte, at Vienna’s State Opera with Don Giovanni (Leporello) and
at the Metropolitan Opera with Barbiere di Siviglia (Bartolo) and Nozze di Figaro (Bartolo).
He starts the season 2008/09 with a project of Barbiere di Siviglia at Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus, followed by I due foscari in Bilbao, concerts of Don Giovanni with M Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, a revival of Barbiere di Siviglia at Köln’s Opera House, a new production of Entführung aus dem Serail (Osmin) at Berlin’s State Opera with M Jordan, among others.
Season 2009/10: a revival of Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera New York, new production of Barbiere di Siviglia at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, a concert of Macbeth with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Fille du regiment and Barbiere di Siviglia again at the Metropolitan Opera, a production of Entführung aus dem Serail with M Mehta in Florence, Requiem by Verdi with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under M Kout.
Season 2010/11: revival of BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at Munich’s State Opera, ADRIANA LECOUVREUR at London’s Covent Garden, NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Bastille in Paris, LA CLEMENZA DI TITO at La Coruna Festival.
Season 2011/12: BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and FILLE DU REGIMENT at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, at Hamburg’s State Opera FILLE DU REGIMENT, NOZZE DI FIGARO at Berlin’s State Opera (M Barenboim conducting) and at La Scala, Milan, BARBIERE DI SIVIGLA at the Paris Opera, LA DONNA DEL LAGO at Theater an der Wien.
Season 2012/13 and 2013/14: season start at the Metropolitan Opera New York with LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, a new production of MANON LESCAUT at Dresden’s State Opera under M Christian Thielemann, Cosi fan tutte at Tokyo’s New National Theatre and at the Metropolitan Opera New York, BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at the San Francisco Opera and at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, MANON LESCAUT at London’s Covent Garden.