LUCIO GALLO

Born in Taranto, Lucio Gallo graduated at the ‘Giuseppe Verdi’ Conservatory of Turin with Elio Battaglia. He is a regular guest of the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls including New York MET, San Francisco Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Wien, London ROH Covent Garden, Staatsoper, Philharmonic Orchestra and Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Salzburg Festival, Teatro alla Scala, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opernhaus in Zürich, Monnaie in Bruxelles, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, just to name a few. He worked with important conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, MyungWhun Chung, Colin Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Vladimir Jurowski, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Jeffrey Tate, with a wide repertory including mozartian roles (Guglielmo, Figaro, Conte di Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Leporello), rossinian roles (Figaro, Dandini, Lord Sidney, Don Alvaro, Batone), verdian roles (Paolo Albiani, Macbeth, Jago, Ford, Don Carlo in Ernani), as well as wagnerian roles (Klingsor, Der Hollaender, Telramund). His repertory also includes Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Marcello (La Bohème), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Escamillo (Carmen), Il prigioniero (Il prigioniero), Sebastiano (Tiefland), Don Pizarro (Fidelio), Jack Rance (La fanciulla del west), Scarpia (Tosca) and Wozzeck (Wozzeck). Recent engagements have included two important debuts at the ROH Covent Garden in London: the title role in Gianni Schicchi and the role of Michele in Il Tabarro. He also performed the Suite A from Dallapiccola’s Ulisse with Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala under the baton of Daniel Harding, Il tabarro (Michele) and Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio) with the Sveriges Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Harding, Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci at Opernhaus in Zurich, Otello at La Fenice in Venice and at Deutsche Oper in Berlino, Carmen at Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Un ballo in maschera (role debut as Renato) at Chorégies d’Orange, Amica at Opéra de Montecarlo and his role debut as Nabucco at New National Theatre in Tokyo. During the 2013/14 season he performed as Ford in Falstaff and as Jago in Otello at Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen, Parsifal (Klingsor) at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Don Giovanni (title role) in Erl, Andrea Chénier Opernhaus in Zurich, Otello in Köln, Macbeth in Wroclaw and Tosca at ROH Covent Garden in London. He opened the 2014/15 season performing as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana at Opera in Florence, followed by Gisela (Schluckebier) at Teatro Massimo in Palermo. Among his future plans are Ein deutsches Requiem by Brahms with Orchestra Haydn in Bolzano, Fedora (De Siriex) at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Simon Boccanegra (title role) in Frankfurt, L’elisir d’amore (Dulcamara) at Opernhaus in Zurich, Nabucco (title role) at Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Macbeth (title role) at New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, La Wally (Gellner) at Opéra de Montecarlo, Tosca (Scarpia) at Deutsche Oper in Berlin, as well as Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (title role) and Il Tabarro (Michele) at London ROH Covent Garden. The Lieder repertory also takes a special place in the career of Lucio Gallo, who regularly sings it in world’s leading concert halls. He teaches singing at the Accedemia Musicale Pescarese and he held improvers course at the Scuola Superiore “Hugo Wolf” directed by Maestro Elio Battaglia. He recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Decca and Fonit Cetra (Warner).