Italian baritone Gabriele Viviani made his Royal Opera debut in 2009 as Marcello (La bohème) and returned to perform the role for The Royal Opera in 2013. In the 2014/15 Season he sings Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for the Company.
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, Teatro Regio, Turin, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, Arena di Verona Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera.
Viviani’s roles include Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Riccardo Forth (I puritani), Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Guido di Monforte (I vespri siciliani), Rodrigo (Don Carlo) and Scarpia (Tosca).
Gabriele Viviani in La bohème, The Royal Opera
Marco Vinco as Colline, Gabriele Viviani as Marcello, Alessio Arduini as Schaunard and Teodor Ilincai as Rodolfo in La bohème
Gabriele Viviani in La bohème
Kostas Smoriginas as Colline, Gabriele Viviani as Marcello, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard in La Bohème
Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, Jeremy White as Benoit and Gabriele Viviani as Marcello in La Bohème
Gabriele Viviani as Marcello, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, Hibla Gerzmava as Mimì, Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard and Kostas Smoriginas as Colline in La Bohème
Gabriele Viviani as Marcello, Kostas Smoriginas as Colline, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard in La Bohème
Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard, Jeremy White as Benoit, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Gabriele Viviani as Marcello in La Bohème