Andrea Giovannini - Tenor - W Print

Andrea Giovannini graduated as an actor in 1990 from the Acting School in Bologna directed by Galante Garrone in Bologna. After some years in theatrical companies, in 1997 Andrea Giovannini began to study as opera singer with the director Massimo Romeo Piparo, he then made his debut in the Musical as protagonist in several productions in Italy, such as: Jesus Christ Super Star, My Fair lady, Evita. Afterwards he made his debut as Danilo in The Merry Widow under Massimo de Bernart, and he investigated further the Mozart’s repertoire under the guidance of Claudio Desderi and sang the roles of  Don Ottavio, Basilio and Ferrando in many productions. Worth mentioning his participation in the historical production of Così fan tutte at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, with the direction of Giorgio Strehler.
Andrea Giovannini also specialized in the Rossini’s repertoire: Conte d’Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo under Claudio Desderi and at the Festival in Tuscania, under Francesco La Vecchia; Idreno in Semiramide at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, under M° Gianluigi Gelmetti and then in the Tuscany Circuit.  In 2006 he also started to sing as a lyric tenor: Fenton in Falstaff in 2007 at the Grange Park Festival in London; Rodolfo in La Boheme in Dublin; Alfredo in La Traviata in Nurberg, Dijon and at the Saint-Cere Festival in France; il Conte di Bosco Nero in La Vedova Scaltra in Nice.

Moreover he interpreted the role of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi in Modena; Camillo de Rossillon in La Vedova Allegra at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, under Daniel Oren; Alfredo in La Traviata, produced by Opera Eclaté; the title role in  Les Contes d’Hoffman at the al Festival Saint-Céré Festival; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in Dijon; Rodolfo and then Tamino (Die Zauberfloete) in Massy, where he also sang as Carlos Medina in La Belle de Cadix (revivals took place in Clemont- Ferrand and on tour.)
He was Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore with the Opera Zuid and with the Poznan Philarmonie he sang in Giovanna D’Arco (Carlo VII).  Andrea Giovannini also took part in the Verdi’s Requiem with the Brabant Orchestra in Eindoven (under Kees Bakels) and again in Poznan under Renato Palumbo.

Among his other past engagements, it is worth mentioning: Falstaff (Caius) in Sassari and Jesi; Manon Lescaut (Maestro di ballo) in Rome, under Riccardo Muti; L'amour des tres oranges at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Madama Butterfly (Goro) in Naples and Parma; La forza del destino (Trabuco) in Parma; Lucia di Lammermoor (Normanno) in Rome; Nabucco (Abdallo) in Cagliari; Norma (Flavio) in Turin; La Rondine (Prunier) in Lucca, Pisa, Livorno, Modena and Ravenna; Manon Lescaut (Edmondo) under the baton of Bruno Bartoletti at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Camille de Rosillon La Vedova Allegra in Naples; Pompeo in Benvenuto Cellini and Gastone in La Traviata in Rome.

Most recently he has been Goro in Madama Butterfly with the Teatro Regio/Turin on tour in Savonlinna in Turin he also sang Caius in Falstaff  and Don Girolamo in Paer's Agnese; Mitrane in Rossini’s Semiramide under Bruno Campanella in Florence; Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte in Fermo, Fano and Ascoli Piceno; Prunier in La Rondine in Moscow and in Catania; Bardolfo in Falstaff in Parma; Edmondo in Manon Lescaut in Verona (Teatro Filarmonico) and with the Opera in Rome on tour in Japan; Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro dell'Opera in Roma; Action in West Side Story in Roma with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra conducted by Antonio Pappano; Nino in La Capinera and Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte in Catania; l’Abate di Chazeuil in Adriana Lecouvreur besides Anna Netrebko and Marco Armiliato conducting at the Salzburg Festival.

Plans include, amongst others: Tosca (Spoletta) and Eugene Onegin (Triquet) at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and L'amour des tres oranges in Naples.

November 2019

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