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Gabriele Viviani

Baritone

Biography

Gabriele Viviani in action.
Gabriele Viviani in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH/Johan Persson, 2009

Italian baritone Gabriele Viviani made his Royal Opera debut in 2009 as Marcello (La bohème) and has since returned to sing Sharpless (Madama Butterfly). In the 2019/20 Season he sings Giorgio Germont (La traviata).

Viviani was born in Lucca. He studied bassoon and singing at the Conservatorio Luigi Boccherini in Lucca and later singing with Graziano Polidori, who remains his teacher. He won the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari Mozart Competition and subsequently performed Don Giovanni and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) with the company. His other prizes include the Mascagni Prize at the Cascina Lirica Competition and a special prize and scholarship at the Toti dal Monte Competition, Treviso. He has sung for many leading opera houses, including La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opéra, Teatro Real, Madrid, Liceu, Barcelona, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio, Turin, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera and at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier and Arena di Verona.

Along with aforementioned repertory, Viviani’s roles include Belcore/Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Sir Riccardo Forth (I puritani), Macbeth, Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Guido di Monforte (I vespri siciliani), Fra Melitone (La forza del destino), Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Amonasro (Aida), Barnaba (La Gioconda), Escamillo (Carmen), Tonio (Pagliacci), Giovanni lo sciancato (Francesco da Rimini), Kyoto (Iris) and Scarpia (Tosca).

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