Davide Damiani

Baritone

http://www.davidedamiani.com/

Biography

Davide Damiani was born in Tavullia (Pesaro, Italy). in 1993 he made his debut as baritone in Tel Aviv as Don Giovanni (title role).

From 1995 till 1999 Mr. Damiani was a member of the ensemble of the Vienna Staatsoper where he sang roles such as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore, Conte d'Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and the new production of Enescu's Oedipe, Le Prophète, Fedora as well as Comte de Toulose in Verdi's Jérusalem with Zubin Mehta.

Davide Damiani made successful debuts in almost all Italian theatres like in Napels (Belcore in L'Elisir d'amore), Turin (Marcello in La Bohème), Palermo (Lescaut in Manon Lescaut), Genoa (The Rape of Lucretia), Trieste (Ford in Falstaff), Ravenna (Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress), Verona (Don Giovanni), Bergamo (Marcello in La Bohème), Florence (Prince Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucrezia), Cagliari (Paquiro in Goyescas), Catania (Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress), Milan (Rivière in Volo di notte), Bologna (Alexander in Les Oiseaux de Passage), Bari (Don Giovanni, Conte in Le nozze di Figaro and Iarbe in Didon), Ancona (Mittenhofer in Elegy for Young Lovers), Modena (Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress), Parma ((Prince Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucrezia) and returned to most of the theatres with other roles.

Outside of Italy he sang in Tokyo Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Germont in La Traviata, in Cardiff Don Giovanni, in St. Gallen Belcore in L'elisir d'amore, Don Giovanni and Harlekin, in Berlin Marcello in La Bohème, in Basel Ford in Falstaff, in Düsseldorf Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, in Tel Aviv Enrico in Lucia di Lemmermoor, in Wexford Il Giuramento, La Vestale, Tonio in Pagliacci and Rigoletto, in Toronto Don Giovanni, in Graz Balstrode in Peter Grimes, in Palm Beach Don Giovanni und Riccardo in I Puritani, as well as Boesman's Julie and Brewaeys’s L’uomo dal fiore in bocca in Brussels.

Most recent he sang in Venice in Manon Lescaut (Graham Vick, Mo. Palumbo) and in La Traviata (Robert Carsen, Mo. Chung), at Staatsoper Hamburg Escamillo in Carmen, at the Jerusalem Opera Festival with Verdi's Jerusalem, at the Israel Opera in Tel Aviv La Traviata, at Teatro San Carlo in Naples in Francesconi's La Terra, at Teatro Massimo in Palermo as Escamillo in Carmen, at the Oper Frankfurt Michonnet in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, a world premiere in L. Navok An unserem Fluss and Three One-Act Operas by Ernst Krenek, at Grand Theatre de Geneve Macbeth, at the Opera Wielki Narodowa in Warsaw Marchese di Posa in Don Carlo and Guillaume Tell, at the Theater Basel Scarpia in Tosca, at the Oper Nice Michonnet in Adriana Lecouvreur, Montfort in Les Vepres Siciliennes and Le Voyageur in Britten’s Death in Venice, at the St. Gallen Theater Don Carlo in Verdi's La forza del destino, at the Maggio Musicale di Firenze L'Amour des 3 oranges (Prokofiev), at the Festival D’Avenches Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, at the Vienna Volksoper Prince Igor, at the Festival of St. Margarethen (Austria) Scarpia in Tosca and Rigoletto, at the Korea National Opera (Seoul) Rigoletto, at the Saarbrücken Staatstheater Guillaume Tell with the Broadcast in ARTE TV.

He has worked with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Riccardo Chailly, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Ingo Metzmacher, Juraj Valčuha and stage masters like Daniele Abbado, Luc Bondy, Robert Carsen, Götz Friedrich, Hans Neuenfels, David Pountney, Franco Zeffirelli, Calixto Bieito, Graham Vick, Christof Loy.

BELLINI: I Puritani (Riccardo)

BIZET: Carmen (Escamillo)

BORODIN: Prince Igor (Igor)                                    

BRITTEN: The Rape of Lucretia (Prince Tarquinius) - Peter Grimes (Balstrode)

CILEA: Adriana Lecouvreur (Michonnet)

DALLAPICCOLA: Volo di notte (Il signor Rivière)

DEBUSSY: Pelleas et Melisande (Golaud) *  

DONIZETTI: L’Elisir d’Amore (Belcore) - Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)

ENESCU: Oedipe (Créon / Oedipe)

GIORDANO: Andrea Cheniér (Carlo Gerard) * - Fedora (De Siriex)

GRANADOS: Goyescas (Paquiro)

HENZE: Elegy for young Lovers (Gregor Mittenhofer)

KRENEK: Three Operas - Diktator - König Kandaulez

LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci (Tonio)

MERCADANTE: Il Giuramento (Manfredo) - La Vestale (Publio)

MOZART: Don GiovanniLe Nozze di Figaro (Conte d'Almaviva / Figaro *)

PROKOFIEV: L’amour des trois oranges (Léandre)

PUCCINI: La Bohème (Marcello) - Madama Butterfly (Sharpless) - Manon Lescaut  (Lescaut) - Tosca (Scarpia)

ROSSINI: Guillaume Tell 

SCHUMANN: Genoveva (Siegfried)

STRAVINSKY: The Rake's Progress (Nick Shadow)

VERDI: Aida (Amonasro) - Un Ballo in Maschera (Renato) - Don Carlo (Rodrigo) - Falstaff (Ford) - La Forza del Destino (Don Carlo di Vargas) - Jerusalem (Comte de Toulose)  - Macbeth - Nabucco - Otello (Jago*)  - Rigoletto - La Traviata (Giorgio Germont) - Les Vepres Siciliennes (Guy de Montfort)

WAGNER: Das Rheingold (Donner)

* Role in preparation