Guest of the Opera
The Italian tenor Renzo Zulian was born in Venice, where he began his musical training as a guitar player. Upon the advice of a professional vocal coach, he started to study singing. He perfected his vocal technique with a renowned Italian tenor Franco Corelli. His vast repertoire comprises of leading tenor roles in all major masterpieces of the staple operatic repertoire, such as Il trovatore, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La bohème, Lucia di Lammermoor, La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, Turandot, Aida, Cavalleria rusticana, I pagliacci, Adriana Lecouvreur, Andrea Chénier, I vespri siciliani, La fanciulla del West. He has been a regular guest of Teatro Regio of Parma, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Teatro Bellini of Catania, Teatro Verdi in Salerno, Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Teatro Verdi in Busseto, Teatro Comunale of Ferrare, Ravenna, Piacenza, and Modena, Teatro Politeama in Lecce, and the opera house San Carlo in Naples. In 2000, he was a guest artist of the Music Festival in Wexford. In the same year, he performed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Salzburg. In addition, he performed in Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Opera Toulon, Japan (national tour, and a guest performance in the New National Theatre in Tokio), and Staatstheater Stuttgart. In the past seasons, he was a regular guest of SNG Opera Maribor, where he performed the roles of the Duke of Mantova (Rigoletto), Radames (Aida), Rodolfo (La bohème), and Don Alvaro (La forza del destino), Radamès (Aida), Dick Johnson (La fanciulla del West), etc.