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Luca Salsi



Luca Salsi in action.
Luca Salsi as Germont and Venera Gimadieva as Violetta in La traviata, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

Italian baritone Luca Salsi made his Royal Opera debut in 2016 as Giorgio Germont (La traviata).

Salsi was born in Parma and studied at the Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito there and at the Accademia Rossiniana with Alberto Zedda. He made his debut in 1996 in Bologna in Rossini’s La scala di seta and in 2000 won first prize in the Viotti International Music Competition. He now sings for such companies as the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Real, Madrid, Liceu, Barcelona, Rome Opera, La Fenice, Venice, Teatro Regio, Turin, Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Washington National Opera, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Teatro Municipal São Paulo and for Arena di Verona, the Maggio Musicale, Florence, and Salzburg and Verbier festivals. He has sung Giorgio Germont for companies including Teatro Regio, La Fenice, Paris Opéra and Monte-Carlo Opera. His other Verdi repertory includes Nabucco, Don Carlo (Ernani), Francesco Foscari (I due Foscari), Macbeth, Seid (Il corsaro), Rolando (La battaglia di Legnano), Miller (Luisa Miller), Rigoletto, Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Don Carlo di Vargas (La forza del destino), Posa (Don Carlo) and Ford (Falstaff).

Salsi’s other opera repertory includes Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Valentin (Faust), Frank (Edgar), Marcello (La bohème), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) and Michonnet (Adriana Lecouvreur).

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