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Francesco Demuro

Tenor

Biography

Francesco Demuro in action.
Francesco Demuro in Gianni Schicchi (Il trittico), The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2011

Francesco Demuro sings Alfredo Germont (La traviata) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. He made his Royal Opera debut as Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) in the 2011/12 Season.

Demuro was born in Porto Torres, Sardinia. He began to perform on stage from a young age, and by the age of 12 had joined the Minicantadores – a group of young singers specializing in traditional Sardinian songs. He studied singing in Sassari and Cagliari, and made his professional operatic debut in Parma as Rodolfo (Luisa Miller). He has since appeared for opera companies worldwide, including La Scala, Milan, Berlin State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Arena di Verona, Vienna State Opera, Frankfurt State Opera, Munich State Opera, ABAO-OLBE, Bilbao, Dresden Semperoper and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, at the Vienna Festival and in concert at the Suntory Hall, Tokyo. His recent roles include Alfredo, Rodolfo (La bohème), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Fenton (Falstaff), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Roméo (Roméo et Juliette), Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier), Macduff (Macbeth) and Roberto, Earl of Leicester (Maria Stuarda).

Demuro currently lives in Lucca with his wife and daughters. He retains a strong connection to Sardinia, where he has appeared in local television shows and sung several television theme songs, and performs Sardinian folksongs in popular festivals.

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