Massimiliano Pisapia - Poliuto*
brilliant debuts as Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera under Riccardo
Chailly at the Leipzig Opernhaus, he became a refined interpreter of italian
repertoire and he started an intense and exciting career that brought him to
some of the most prestigious theaters and festival such as: Teatro alla Scala in
Milan, Zurich Opernhaus, Bayerische Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Wiener
Staatsoper, Opernhaus in Leipzig, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Teatro del
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile, Palau de les
Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Teatro Regio in Tutin, Arena di Verona, Teatro
Regio in Parma, Opéra Bastille in Paris and Festival Pucciniano in Torre del
sang Madama Butterfly and La Bohème at the Teatro Regio in Turin;
Lucia di Lammermoor in Hamburg and in Trieste; La Bohème at the
Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and Simon Boccanegra in Vienna.
plans include: La
Bohème at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and Madama Butterfly in
Riccardo Zanellato - Callistene*
Won the Operalia Competition (1996)
beginning a distinguished career that saw him perform such operas as Don
Carlo, Rigoletto, La Bohème, Turandot, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le Nozze di
Figaro, I Puritani, Don Giovanni, I Masnadieri. Much
appreciated by Riccardo Muti who invited him for the productions of Iphigénie
en Aulide, Moïse et Pharaon and Macbeth at the Opera in Rome,
he regularly collaborates with such institutions as the Teatro Regio in Turin,
the Arena in Verona, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Verdi Festival in Parma,
the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, the Liceu in Barcelona, the
Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the Teatro
San Carlo in Naples, Settimane Musicali in Stresa, the Opernhaus in Zurich, the
Vlamse Opera in Antwerp and the Opéra de Lausanne.
He has just
sung Verdi’s Requiem in Naples again under the baton of Riccardo Muti.
After that he starred in Luisa Miller in Bilbao and Aida at the
Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Nabucco in Antwerp; La Bohème at the Opernhaus in Zurich; Verdi's
Requiem with Violeta Urmana in Vilnius; Macbeth in Lyon; Anna
Bolena in Munich; Verdi’s Requiem in Portorico; Norma at the Terme di
Caracalla in Rome, Renato Renzetti conducting.