Italian bass CARLO COLOMBARA studied voice in Bologna and began his operatic career in 1987. He has established an international career performing in major concert and opera houses throughout the world including Teatro alla Scala, the Wiener Staatsoper, The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, The Bolshoi Theater, The Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Covent Garden, Royal Festival Hall (London), Teatro Comunale (Florence), la Fenice (Venice) Teatro di San Carlo (Naples), The Concertgebouw, the Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), Edinburg Festival, Arena (Verona), and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He has sung most of the important Verdi Repertiore, including Zaccaria, Fiesco, Fillipo II, Attila, Silva and Procida. He has also sung Mefistofele in Faust, Tiresia in Oedipus Rex and Basilio in The Barber of Seville. Recent engagements include the Verdi Requiem at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Attila, Faust and Jérusalem in Genoa, Macbeth and Simon Boccanegra in Munich and Ernani in Madrid. His discography includes Turandot and Lucia di Lammermoor (with Zubin Mehta) and the Verdi Requiem.