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Lucio Gallo

Baritone

Biography

Lucio Gallo in action.
Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Italian baritone Lucio Gallo made his Royal Opera debut in 1991 as Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) and has since sung many roles with the Company, including Iago (Otello), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Michele (Il tabarro), Gianni Schicchi, Simon Boccanegra and Scarpia (Tosca).

Gallo was born in Taranto and worked as a bass guitarist before studying singing at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin with Elio Battaglia. He has won many competitions and appeared at the world’s leading concert halls and opera houses, including La Scala, Milan, Metropolitan Opera, New York, San Francisco Opera, Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels, and festivals such as the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, and the Salzburg Festival. His wide repertory ranges from Mozart to Wagner, signature roles including Iago, Klingsor (Parisfal), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana), Tonio (Pagliacci), Jack Rance (La fanciulla del West), Scarpia, Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Don Pizarro (Fidelio), the title role of Der fliegende Holländer, Macbeth, Rigoletto and Giorgio Germont (La traviata).

He has worked with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Charles Davis, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Carlo Rizzi, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Jeffrey Tate, and recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Decca and Warner Fonit Cetra.

News and features

Cast change: Bryn Terfel and Lucio Gallo to sing in Tosca

Cast change: Bryn Terfel and Lucio Gallo to sing in Tosca

27 February 2014

Welsh bass-baritone to sing on 16, 19 and 26 June; Italian baritone to sing on 21 June, replacing Sebastian Catana.

Photos

Patricia Racette as Giorgetta, Lucio Gallo as Michele in Il tabarro

Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello and Lucio Gallo as Iago in Otello.

Ekaterina Siurina as Lauretta and Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi

Lucio Gallo as the title role in Gianni Schicchi, The Royal Opera

Lucio Gallo as Michele, Patricia Racette as Giorgetta in Il tabarro

Lucio Gallo as Michele in Il tabarro

Lucio Gallo

Francesco Demuro, Alan Oke, Peter Curtis, Robert Poulton, Gwynne Howell and Lucio Gallo in Gianni Schicchi (Il trittico), The Royal Opera

Lucio Gallo as Iago in Otello

Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi, Susanna Hurrell as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi

Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi

Hanna Hipp as Emilia, Lucio Gallo as Iago and Anja Harteros as Desdemona in Otello

Lucio Gallo in Il tabarro (from Il trittico), The Royal Opera

Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello and Lucio Gallo as Iago in Otello.

Lucio Gallo as Michele and Aleksandrs Antonenko as Luigi in Il Tabarro

Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi

Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi, The Royal Opera

Patricia Racette as Giorgetta, Lucio Gallo as Michele in Il tabarro

Lucio Gallo in Gianni Schicchi

The Royal Opera's Otello

Lucio Gallo as Michele and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Giorgetta in Il Tabarro

Rebecca Evans as Nella, Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi and Marie McLaughlin as La Ciesca in Gianni Schicci

Francesco Demuro as Rinuccio, Alan Oke as Gherardo, Robert Poulton as Marco, Gwynne Howell as Simone, Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi