Giancarlo Monsalve - tenor


During the last seasons Giancarlo Monsalve conitnued to be internationally acclaimed as one of the leading lirico spinto tenors of his generation, performing in the major Opera houses, Radio, TV stations and Cinemas in the world. In 2010, Giancarlo Monsalve was named Cultural Ambassador, receiving the UNESCO Medal conferred by his City, Valparaiso UNESCO World Heritage

2016 was an exciting, successful and acclaimed year around the world with three magnificent role debuts, Pollione, Otello and Andrea Chenier. The inauguration of the Giancarlo Monsalve Foundation, celebrating ten years of successful and unstoppable worldwide career.  He won American audience and world critics with his first Pollione in Norma at the Florida Grand Opera followed with a concert tour in Australia and returned to the Teatro Perruzzelli of Bari as Cavaradossi in Tosca. His outstanding debut as Otello in his country, Chile, considered as an historical debut by the critics and debute as Andrea Chenier at the Teatro Comuale of Sassari.

The 2017 begun with the successful return of Monsalve at the Royal Opera House Muscat with the mega event (Celebrating Oman: the Great Journey)  he rest of 2017 have three major role debuts on Monsalve's career, the Chavalier des Grieux in manon Lescaut, Canio in Pagliacci and the solo Ternor part in Verdi Requiem. We also will see Monsalve one more time as Cavaradossi having his House debut in the Opéra de Montréal, Canada.

Early life and studies
Born in the Chilean city of Valparaíso, where he began his studies of fine arts at the School of "Bellas Artes" in that city. Monsalve began his musical studies on 2001 at the Conservatory Izidor Handler Viña del Mar with soprano Nora Lopez Von Vriessen and tenor Mario Barrientos. Since 2004, Monsalve improves his studies in Italy with soprano Mirella Freni and bass Leodino Ferri - on the path of Ettore Campogalliani and Arturo Melocchi school -. Monsalve had masterclasses with with soprano Montserrat Caballé and tenors Gianfranco Cecchele, Corneliu Murgu, Lando Bartolini, Dano Raffanti and currently with Nicola Martinucci. Has been scenically trained with actor and Chilean director Juan Edmundo González del Valle and Hollywood Stars Coach Bernard Hiller.

Since his debut in the 2006 season of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Giancarlo Monsalve has performed at the Zurich Opera House; Regio of Turin; the Arena di Verona; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, Nice Opera; Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; National Opera of Greece; Washington National Opera; Sferisterio of Macerata; The Dallas Opera; Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon; Dijon; Angers-Nantes; Lausanne; Festival of Solothurn; Avenches Festival; Wielki Opera of Warsaw; Romanian National Opera of Timisoara; Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg; Theater Lübeck; Cologne Opera; Hannover; Leipzig; Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg; NCPA National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai; Royal Opera House of the Sultanate of Oman in Muscat; Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul; among others.

His current repertoire includes the roles of His current repertoire includes the roles of Otello (Otello), Andrea Chénier (Andrea Chénier), Radames (Aida), Pollione (Norma), The Prince Calaf (Turandot), Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca), Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino), Don Carlo (Don Carlo), Don José (Carmen), Ismaele (Nabucco), Rodolfo (Luisa Miller), Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera), Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana), Paolo (Paolo e Francesca by Luigi Mancinelli)
Next debut roles in Monsalve's agenda: Canio (Pagliacci) and Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut).
Future roles in preparation: Dick Johnson (La Fanciulla del West), Manrico (Il Trovatore), Luigi (Il Tabarro), Enzo (La Gioconda), Haggenbach (La Wally), Maurizio di Sassonia (Adriana Lecouvreur), Loris Ipanov (Fedora), Lohengrin (Lohengrin), Samson (Samson et Dalila) and Rodrigue (Le Cid).

Monsalve has worked with conductors: Patrick Fournillier; Nayden Todorov; Riccardo Muti; Carlo Rizzi; Paolo Carignani; Xian Zhang; Antonello Allemandi; Oleg Caetani; Julian Kovatchev; Valerio Galli; Roberto Rizzi Brignoli; Enrico Dovico; Carlo Montanaro; Jean-Yves Ossonce; Frank Beermann, among others. He has also worked with stage directors: Hugo De Ana; Francesca Zambello; Patrice Caurier et Moshe Leiser; Mario de Carlo; Gianfranco de Bosio; Liliana Cavani; Gianni Quaranta; Garnett Bruce; Alberto Triola; Stephen Langridge; Giancarlo del Monaco; Peter Konwitschny; Lorenzo Mariani; Carlos Wagner, among others.

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