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Gianluca Zampieri

Guest of the National Theatre Opera. The tenor Gianluca Zampieri was born in Venice. In 1992 he won in his category the Mattia Battistini international competition for opera singers in Rieti, Italy. Subsequently, he performed as a soloist in a number of Italian opera houses (Bologna, Venice, Genoa, Rome, Palermo, Catania) and in other countries (Hungary, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, etc.). His repertoire includes, for example, the title role of Guntram in Richard’s Strauss’s opera of the same name (Teatro Bellini in Catania), Wagner’s Siegfried in Götterdämmerung and Tristan (Erl Tyrolean Festival under the baton of Gustav Kuhn (2007), Verdi’s Otello (Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe). When it comes to the Czech repertoire, he has sung Dvořák’s Prince in Rusalka, Janáček’s Laca in Jenůfa and Martinů’s Manolios in The Greek Passion – he performed all three roles to great acclaim on the stage of the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava. For the role of Laca he received the prize for the best male singing performance within Festival Opera 2005. Another accolade he has won in the Czech Republic is the 2008 Thalia Award for the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac in Franco Alfano’s opera, which he performed in Ostrava. He also introduced himself in this part in Karlsruhe. In the autumn of 2007 he debuted as Bacchus in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, and within a guest appearance he also rendered this role on the stage of the National Theatre in Prague (2008). Other recent engagements have led him to, for example, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome (the Prince in Rusalka), Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City (Laca in Jenůfa), Teatro Goldoni in Livorno (Giordano: Andrea Chénier) and the Ostrava theatre, where in May 2008 he portrayed Nanni in Marco Tutino’s opera La lupa and Canio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Update: June 2008

Gianluca Zampieri appears in productions

SEASON 2014/2015

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