According to the site of impresario Fred Luiten, on the 17th of January, 2016, Italian bass Luca Tittoto will sing Ormonte in a concert version of Handel’s Partenope at the Royal Carré Theatre in Amsterdam. The performance starts at 2 pm.
Luca Tittoto must possess superpowers, because, according to Dutch National Opera, on that same afternoon he will also sing the King of Scotland in the DNO premiere of Ariodante.
Now Dutch National Opera and Royal Carré Theatre are within walking distance of each other, but, since Ariodante is a staged version and the performance starts at 1:30 pm, we are filled with admiration for Mr Tittoto, who plans to perform simultaneously in two Handel operas without any use of holograms or other technology.
Or are there two basses called Luca Tittoto?
UPDATE ON SUNDAY, 17th JANUARY, 2016:
In the end, young French baritone Victor Sicard sang Ormonte in Partenope, while Luca Tittoto bore the weight of the Scottish crown in Dutch National Opera’s Ariodante.
FURTHER UPDATE ON SUNDAY, 22nd JANUARY, 2016:
It seems Victor Sicard was very successful as Ormonte. Operatraveller was there and reviewed the performance.
Yours truly was at Dutch National Opera and Ballet, and Luca Tittoto was, as expected, very impressive. You can read my review for Bachtrack here.