Guest of the Opera
Born in Venice, the tenor Gianluca Zampieri won the Mattia Battistini international singing competition in Rieti, Italy (1992). 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, Austria, Greece, the Czech Republic, Slovakia). His repertoire includes, among others, the title role of Guntram in Richard’s Strauss’ eponymous opera, Wagner’s Siegfried in Götterdämmerung, Tristan and Tannhäuser or Verdi’s Otello. When it comes to the Czech repertoire, he has sung Dvořák’s Prince in Rusalka, Janáček’s Laca (Jenůfa) and Boris (Katya Kabanova), Martinů’s Manolios (The Greek Passion) and Smetana’s Dalibor – he performed all these roles at the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava. For the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac in Franco Alfano’s opera, which he performed in Ostrava, he received the 2008 Thalia Award. In the autumn of 2007 he debuted as Bacchus (Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, and within a guest appearance he also rendered this role at the National Theatre in Prague. At the State Opera Prague he guest appeared as Verdi‘s Radames (Aida) and Manrico (Il trovatore), Cavaradossi (Puccini: Tosca) and Dvořák‘s Prince. Recently, he has sung in Teatro dell’Opera in Rome (Dvořák’s Prince), Palacio de Bellas Artes v Mexico City (Laca), Teatro Goldoni in Livorno (Giordano‘s Andrea Chénier), Teatro Verdi di Trieste (Tannhäuser), Theater Trier (Britten‘s Peter Grimes), New National Theatre Tokyo (Janáček‘s Števa), Erl Tyrolean Festival (Siegfried, Tristan and Tannhäuser), Vilnius (Verdi‘s Ernani), Beijing Music Festival (Tristan), National Theatre in Prague (Albert Gregor in Janáček’s The Makropulos Affair) and in Ostrava (Loris Ipanoff in Giordano‘s Fedora, Verdi‘s Ernani, Agrippa von Nettesheim / Mephistofeles in Prokofiev’s The fiery angel and Giordano’s Andrea Chénier).
Update: January 2016