Premiere: Thursday, 27.01.2011 - 19:00 Uhr
|Orchestra||Il complesso barocco|
|Arsace||Mary Ellen Nesi|
|Fabio||Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani|
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 the following teachers: Sherman Lowe, Jorge Ansorena, Rolando Panerai, Michael Aspinall, Joseph Loibl.
In November 2007 he won the second prize at the VI Sacred Music International Competition in Rome.
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, in the main role, Francesca Caccini’s “La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola di Alcina” at Belgrade’s music Festival (Serbia). 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” at Budrio’s Theatre, near Bologna. Then he took part in Haendel’s “Acis and Galatea” conducted by Jonathan Webb (staged by Stefano Vizioli).
Subsequently he appeared in the following roles: Don Basilio – Don Curzio in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Tamino in Mozart’s “Die Zauberfloete”, Edoardo Milfort in Rossini’s “La Cambiale di Matrimonio”, Roberto in Galuppi’s “L’uomo femmina” (Festival Barocco di Viterbo), Marzio in Mozart’s “Mitridate” (Festival Mozart di Rovereto), Abate di Chazeuil in Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” (Teatro sociale di Mantova, conducted by Marcello Rota, staged by B. De Tomasi), Mitridate 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), Leontino in Vivaldi’s “Atenaide” (Teatro della Pergola in Florence and Festival Opera Barga, conducted by F. M. Sardelli), Silvio in Moneta’s “Il Conte Policronio” (Villa medicea di Poggio a Caiano, Florence).
In august 2008 he took part to the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in Rossini’s “Viaggio a Reims”, performed also in the Theatres of Jesi (Ancona) and Treviso. In september 2008 he performed in a sacred music concert under the baton of Alan Curtis for the Festival “O Flos Colendae” in Florence.
He recorded for Bongiovanni (Moneta – Il conte Policronio), Hyperion (Cesti - Le disgrazie d’amore) and Deutsche Grammophon (Haendel – Ezio, conducted by Alan Curtis).
Among his future engagements it’s worth mentioning Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliette” at the Teatro Coccia in Novara, Cesti’s “Le disgrazie d’amore” at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Puccini’s “Il Tabarro” at the Teatro Comunale in Florence and the recording of Cimarosa’s “Il capriccio drammatico” for Bongiovanni.