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Francesco Demuro



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

Italian tenor Francesco Demuro made his Royal Opera debut as Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) in 2011 and has since sung Alfredo Germont (La traviata) for The Royal Opera.

Demuro was born in Porto Torres, Sardinia. He performed on stage from a young age, and aged 12 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, Paris Opéra, Bavarian State Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, ABAO-OLBE, Bilbao, Dresden Semperoper and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, the Vienna Festival and in concert at the Suntory Hall, Tokyo. His repertory includes 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 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.