Biografia: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani was born in Florence, Italy. A violinist for many years from a very young age, his focus shifted to singing shortly thereafter. His vocal studies began at Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence and after under the guidance of Fernando Cordeiro Opa and Silvia Bossa. His singing debuted occurred at Teatro della Pergola in Florence in 2001 as a soloist in Charpentier's Te Deum. He has been recognized in numerous competitions, including the 6th Sacred Music International Competition in Rome and at the 39th International Singing Competition Toti Dal Monte in Treviso for the main male role in "La Vera Costanza" by Haydn. He subsequently debuted this opera in theaters of Madrid, Treviso, Reggio Emilia and Liège under the baton of Jesús López-Cobos.
He has performed many lead roles throughout major international opera houses, including: Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Ferrando, and Don Giovanni, Don Ottavio, and Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Conte Almaviva, at Teatro La Fenice; Bellini's I Capuleti ei Montecchi, Romeo (tenor version) at the Royal Opera House of Muscat; Mozart's Betulia Liberata, Ozìa, under Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival and the Ravenna Festival; Mercadante's I Due Figaro, Il Conte Almaviva and Torribio, with Riccardo Muti at the Teatro Real de Madrid, the Salzburg Festival, the Ravenna Festival and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires; Lehar's Die lustige Witwe, Camille de Rossillon, at the Philharmonic Theater of Verona and at the Petruzzelli Theater in Bari; Handel's Alcina, Oronte, in the Opéra des Nations in Geneva; Die Zauberflöte, Tamino, in the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, at Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Verdi in Salerno; Handel's Giove in Argo, title role, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna; Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Ernesto, at La Monnaie in Brussels; Gluck's Alceste, Evandro, for Ruhrtriennale Festival with René Jacobs; Monteverdi's Orfeo in Lausanne in a new production of Robert Carsen; Cimarosa's The Secret Wedding, Pauline, in Nancy, Opéra National Lorraine.
He worked with important conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Michele Mariotti, Alessandro De Marchi, Paolo Arrivabeni, Marc Minkowski, Emmanuelle Haim, Alain Altinoglu, Ivor Bolton, Pietro Rizzo, Hubert Soudant, Jeffrey Tate, Stefano Montanari, Ottavio Dantone, René Jacobs, Leonardo Garcia Alarcòn, Antonello Manacorda, Jesùs Lopez Cobos, Fabrizio Maria Carminati; and stage directors such as Robert Carsen, Damiano Michieletto, Laurent Pelly, Graham Vick, Emilio Sagi, Gabriele Lavia, Arnaud Bernard, Tobias Kratzer, David Bösch.
Has has recorded for: Deutsche Grammophon (Haendel's Ezio, conducted by Alan Curtis), Emi Virgin (Haendel's Berenice, Giove in Argo and Ariodante, conducted by Alan Curtis), Glossa (Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland, title role, conducted by Claudio Cavina and Caldara's Death and burial of Christ conducted by Fabio Biondi), Bongiovanni (Moneta's Il conte Policronio), Hyperion (Cesti's Le disgrazie d'amore), Ducale music (Mercadante's I due Figaro, conducted by Riccardo Muti), Naxos (Morlacchi's Tebaldo and Isolina, conducted by Antonino Fogliani), Dynamic (Hasse's Artaserse).
Recent and forthcoming engagements includes: Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, Ferrando, in Drottningholm, Versailles and Bucarest with Mark Minkowski and in Lille with Emmanuele Haim; Mozart's Don Giovanni, Don Ottavio, at the Opéra de Lausanne, in La Fenice and at the Opera of Rome; Monteverdi's The return of Ulysses to his homeland, Telemachus and Jupiter, in European tour with René Jacobs; Falstaff in Chicago with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti; Handel's Alcina, Oronte, in Montecarlo, Toulouse, Versailles with Philippe Jaroussky and Ottavio Dantone and in Geneva and Glyndebourne Festival; Lucrezia Borgia, Gennaro, in Sankt Gallen staged by Tobias Kratzer; Gluck's Le Chinese at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia with Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante; Don Pasquale, Ernesto, in Brussels, La Monnaie and in la Maestranza in Sevilla; Mozart's Idomeneo, Idamante, at the Teatro Real in Madrid; Lehar's Die lustige Witwe, Camille de Rossillon, at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples.
Last update: 2020-02-25 13:09:54 +00:00