OP1742. COLOMBO (Gomes), Live Performance, 2006, w.Barbato Cond. Teatro Massimo Bellini Ensemble; Alexandru Agache, Gustavo Porta, Rossana Potenza, Francesco Palmieri, etc. (Italy) Bongiovanni 2429, w.Libretto-Brochure. - 8007068242924
“Born in Cluj, Agache was trained at the Cluj Conservatory. He made his professional opera début in 1979 at the Cluj-Napoca Romanian National Opera as Silvano in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA. He was active at that house throughout the 1980s, singing roles like the Count di Luna in IL TROVATORE, Germont in LA TRAVIATA, Iago in OTELLO, Malatesta in DON PASQUALE, Posa in DON CARLOS, etc.
In 1987 Agache toured to Tokyo, Japan with the Berlin State Opera where he performed the role of Count Almaviva in NOZZE. In 1988 he made his début at the Royal Opera House in London as Renato in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA. He has since returned there as Amonasro in AÏDA, Enrico in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, the Miller in LUISA MILLER, and in the title roles of RIGOLETTO and SIMON BOCCANEGRA. In 1989 he made his début at La Scala as Belcore in L'ELISIR D'AMORE. In 1992 he made his United States début at the Houston Grand Opera as the Count di Luna. In 1999 he made his début at the Metropolitan Opera as Simon Boccanegra with Karita Mattila as Amelia, Plácido Domingo as Adorno, and James Levine conducting. In 2000 he made his début at the Arena di Verona Festival as Don Alvaro in LA FORZA DEL DESTINO. He has also sung leading roles as a guest artist at the Ankara Opera House, the Bavarian State Opera, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Hamburg State Opera, the Hungarian State Opera House, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Paris Opéra, the Semperoper, the Teatro Colón, and the Vienna State Opera among others.”