Dramma per musica in three acts (1719)
Music by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani
Born in Florence in 1982, the tenor Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, after playing violin for many years, began studying singing at the Luigi Cherubini’s Conservatory of Florence, subsequently improving his vocal technique with Sherman Lowe, Jorge Ansorena, Fernando Cordeiro Opa.
He made his debut at a very young age in 2001 as soloist in Charpentier’s Te Deum at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence.
In 2004 he performed the leading role Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola di Alcina at Belgrade’s music Festival. Afterwards he sang in the role of Cecco in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna at the Teatro Metastasio in Prato, Tuscany staged by Ugo Gregoretti, in the role of Peppe–Arlecchino in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. He then took part in Haendel’s Acis and Galatea conducted by Jonathan Webb and staged by Stefano Vizioli. In November 2007 he won the second prize at the 6th Sacred Music International Competition in Rome and in June 2009 he won the 39th Edition of the International Singing Competition Toti Dal Monte in Treviso for the main male role of the opera “La vera costanza” by F.J.Haydn. He debuted this opera in the theatres of Madrid, Treviso, Reggio Emilia and next season in Liège.
Subsequently he appeared in the following roles: Don Basilio – Don Curzio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Edoardo Milfort in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Marzio in Mozart’s Mitridate and title role in Porpora’s Mitridate (Teatro la Fenice and Teatro Malibran in Venice, Teatro Calderòn in Valladolid and Mozart Festival of Rovereto, staged by M. Gasparon), Cavalier Belfiore in Rossini’s Viaggio a Reims at the Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi, staged by Emilio Sagi, Thybalt in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette etc.
In June 2010 he took part in the production of Mozart’s Betulia Liberata conducted by Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival and in Ravenna. He recorded for Bongiovanni (Moneta – Il conte Policronio), Hyperion (Cesti – Le disgrazie d’amore) Deutsche Grammophon (Haendel – Ezio) Emi Virgin (Haendel – Ariodante, Berenice and Giove in Argo) Glossa (Monteverdi – Ritorno di Ulisse in patria, title role).
With Alan Curtis, behind other projects, he took part in a recording of Gluck’s Ezio and Giove in Argo for EMI-Virgin Classics.
Recent and forthcoming engagements include: Haydn’s Vera Costanza (Il Conte Ericco) in Liège under the baton of Jesús López-Cobos; Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia (Conte di Almaviva) and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Tamino) in the Theatre of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) and Il Conte in the production Mercadante’s Due Figaro with Riccardo Muti in Madrid Teatro Real and Scarlatti’s Tigrane in Opéra de Nice; Hasse’s Artaserse (title-role) in Martina Franca’s Festival della Valle d’Itria; Don Giovanni (title-role) in Sankt Gallen etc.