Simone Alberghini made his Seattle Opera debut as Mustafà in Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri, a role he also sang in Bologna, and he returns in 2009 as Master Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff. His recent performances include Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Aristotle Onassis in Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O for its Italian premiere, and Athanaël in Massenet’s Thaïs in Tornio and for his Teatro La Fenice debut. In his debuts with Glyndebourne and the Metropolitan Opera he sang Dandini in Rossini’s Cenerentola. Other roles include Sergeant Sulpice in Donizetti’s Fille du régiment for Washington National Opera, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro for Opera Company of Philadelphia, Ormondo in Rossini’s Torvaldo e Dorliska at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, the Marchese di Forlimpopoli in a rare production of Martinu’s Mirandolina at the Wexford Festival, and Don Basilio in Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia and Capulet in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at Los Angeles Opera. Mozart’s Don Giovanni is a frequent role for this Italian bass-baritone. Alberghini has sung extensively in Italy—including Teatro alla Scala—and made his debut at Vienna Staatsoper as Ramfis in Verdi’s Aida. In January he sings the four villains in Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann in Tornio, and returns to the Met in the spring to sing Dandini.