Gianluca Terranova - Tenore - W Print

Gianluca Terranova is becoming one of the most sought-after lyric tenor with his ease in the high register and great stage presence. In 2010 he had great personal success on the occasion of his Teatro alla Scala debut  as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto under the baton of James Conlon, with whom he also appeared as the Duke at the Los Angeles Opera for his successful American debut in November/December 2010.

Born in Rome, Terranova graduated with a degree in piano and was involved in a variety of activities in musical theater and TV as an interpreter, composer and arranger. During this time he made his professional debut in Il barbiere di Siviglia in Rome, and was also heard in Falstaff, Madama Butterfly, Nabucco, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Mavra, Il pirata and Gina by Cilea.

In 2008 the tenor attracted international attention when jumped in as Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at the Arena di Verona conducted by Renato Palumbo.  He also appeared: as Rodolfo in La bohème at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at the Puccini Festival Torre del Lago and at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna; as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, a role in which he would also make his debut at the Frankfurt Opera; as Alfredo in La Traviata at the Filarmonico in Verona and at La Fenice in Venice (conducted by Myung Wung Chung); as Duke in Rigoletto in Florence; as Tonio in La Fille du Régiment in Trieste and in Como, Bergamo, Brescia.  Later he performed: La Damnation de Faust in Palermo; Lucia di Lammermoor in Naples; La bohème in Venice, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, at the Opera Australia in Sydney, at the Grange Park London Summer Festival, at the San Carlo in Naples, in Atlanta and at the New National Theatre in Tokyo; La Traviata for Opera Australia in Sydney (open-air), at the Oper Leipzig and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Rigoletto in Venice, at the Arena in Verona, at the Wielki Theatre in Warszaw, at the Opera Australia, in Rome and then in Liege; Simon Boccanegra (Gabriele Adorno) at the Teatro Regio in Turin and in Genoa.

Furthermore he sung: the Verdi's Messa da Requiem under the baton of Gianluigi Gelmetti in Trieste (in the same theatre he sung Un ballo in maschera again under G. Gelmetti); Lucia di Lammermoor at the Carlo Felice in Genoa; Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper am Rehin in Düsseldorf; Norma (Pollione) in Essen Theater und Philarmonie; Maria Stuarda (Roberto) in Düsseldorf; Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) at the Dallas Opera, in Verona; Turandot (Calaf) at the Atlanta Opera; Il trovatore (Manrico) in Modena and Reggio Emilia; Carmen (Don Josè) in Atlanta; Puccini's Messa di Gloria in Madrid with the Orquesta Nacional de España.; Rigoletto at the Opera Australia; Aida in Nacy (Radamès) and Trieste; Madama Butterfly in Athens.

He conferred face and voice to Enrico Caruso in the Italian TV-movie "Caruso, la voce dell’amore". In October 2012 he released his first cd: ”Gianluca Terranova canta Caruso” (EMI).

After his recent success starring as Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Wiener Staatsoper and in Lisbon Gianluca Terranova performed Die Lustige Witwe in Trieste, Pagliacci in Salerno, La Traviata in Rovigo; Madama Butterfly in Atlanta and London; Luisa Miller in Angers and Nantesl, Macbeth in Sassari; Rigoletto in Gozo, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria in Ankara and Aida in Essen.

Plans include Un Ballo in maschera in Bejing and Madama Butterfly in Bangkok.

May 2024

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