Luciano Ganci - Tenor

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Born in Rome, Luciano Ganci started studying music in the CAPPELLA MUSICALE PONTIFICIA SISTINA directed by Mo. Domenico Bartolucci. He studied piano and organ with D. Mitaritonna, D. Agostino and P.R. Preite.

Since 2006 he started studying Opera singing. From 2008 he studied and improved with Maestro Otello Felici in Rome, Francesca Patanè and Marco Chingari.

Beside his musical studies, he obtained the Geometry Diploma and, later, he studied Civil Engineering, graduating in Urban and Regional Planning.

Winner of several competitions, such as Ottavio Ziino, Rolando Nicolosi, the "Young Tenors Selection" organized by the Associazione Franco Corelli as well as winner of the competition Iris Adami Corradetti and of the Premio Internazionale Giuseppe Verdi as Young promise of opera of 2010. He has been also a semi-finalist of the prestigious Operalia contest of Plácido Domingo.

In 2009, he fully undertook the soloist career. After a brief experience with minor roles in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and GIANNI SCHICCHI, he sang REQUIEM and VESPERAE SOLENNES DE CONFESSORE by Mozart. He participated in October, along with José Carreras, in the Opera gala at the Second Award Pavarotti d'oro at the Teatro Asioli of Correggio (RE). In December he sang KRÖNUNGSMESSE by Mozart in the Cathedral of Milan under the baton of Claudio Scimone.

In 2010, it occurred his real operatic debut with the role of Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA at the Teatro Politeama in Palermo (Morandi - Maestrini). Later he debuted Rodolfo in LA BOHÈME at the Abu Dhabi Festival (Veronesi - Scaparro), and Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Queler - Ewitt) at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago.

In 2011 was Rodolfo in LA BOHÈME (Attanasi) in Prague and Zlìn, Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Morandi - Cigni) at the Teatro Politeama of Palermo, and debuted the role of Oronte in I LOMBARDI ALLA PRIMA CROCIATA in Milan (Coladonato). The same year, in November, he debuted as Turiddu in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Upadhyaya - De Mattia) in New Delhi.

The year 2012 opened with the debut at the Haus für Mozart in Salzburg in the role of Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA (Hussain/Kelly - Gergen), debut that marked a turning point in his career. Soon after, in fact, he was called to retake the role of Alfredo at the Teatro Verdi of Salerno (K.L.Wilson - Stinchelli) and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Bisanti - R.di Meana). In May he was the protagonist in L'AMICO FRITZ by Mascagni at the Teatro Verdi of Trieste (Carminati - Salvo), where he later returned to play the role of Jesus in the Beethoven's oratory CHRISTUS AM ÖLBERGE, conducted by Wayne Marshall. In the same year, he sang several times Mozart's REQUIEM, and participated to the recording of a CD of previously unreleased tracks by Mascagni conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, published by Chandos. In November, he debuted as Manrico in IL TROVATORE at the Ravenna Festival (Pazkowsky - Muti).

In 2013, he debuted as Corrado in IL CORSARO by Giuseppe Verdi at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, under the conduction and the direction of Gianluigi Gelmetti at the opening of the opera season. He continued, in February, with MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Teatro delle Muse of Ancona (Palumbo - Bernard), followed by the debut in Verdi's REQUIEM at the Cathedral of Udine, IL TROVATORE at the Teatro Comunale of Piacenza (Pazkowsky - Muti), IL CORSARO in Budapest (Montanaro), Pécs and Banska Bystrica and the debut in the role of Ismaele in NABUCCO at the Beijing NCPA (Kohn - Deflo). In the summer, MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the prestigious Theatre Herodes Atticus in Athens (Michailidis - De Ana). In September he sang Verdi's MESSA DA REQUIEM at the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome (Frajese) and in autumn a new debut as Foresto in Verdi's ATTILA, in Astana, at the World premiere of the opening of the Theatre in Kazakhstan (Gergiev - Pizzi). In November he was Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo (Beltrami - Pelly) and then again in Astana for ATTILA (Bohemians - Pizzi).

The 2014 resumed the scheme of the previous year, but on a larger scale. In January NABUCCO at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence (Palumbo - Muscato), in February he was engaged in MADAMA BUTTERFLY in Trieste (Renzetti - Ciabatti), in March he debuted with ATTILA at Marijinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg (Gergiev - Pizzi) and in April again MADAMA BUTTERFLY in Edmonton, Canada (Tweteen - Albery). In the same month he played again Ismaele in NABUCCO at Beijing NCPA (Zanetti - Deflo), where he remained to play in May the role of Manrico in IL TROVATORE (Lu Ja - De Ana). In June, he was engaged in the role of Foresto in ATTILA in Istanbul (Castriota) and in July it came the important debut in the role of Mario Cavaradossi in TOSCA at the Arena Sferisterio of Macerata (H.N.Kim - R. di Meana). It followed a new Verdi's debut in the role of Macduff in MACBETH at the Royal Opera House in Muscat (Renzetti - Brokhaus). In May, he played the role of Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and, in the same month, he was Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Teatro Verdi of Padua (Severini - Poda). In November he was engaged in two successful friendly concerts for the Classique Foundation of Gozo (Malta) at the Aurora Opera House, and then at the Erkel Színház Theater in Budapest, in honor of the 25 year career of the soprano Andrea Rost. In August he played the role of Rodolfo in LA BOHÈME at the Greek National Opera (Karytinos - Wertmüller), and he debuted in Beethoven's IX SYMPHONY conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti.

The year 2015 started with a recital for the prestigious season of the Oratory of the Gonfalon of Rome, in February he debuted at Teatro Comunale of Bologna with the role of Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Yoshida - Brunetti). In March, he sang in the MESSA DA REQUIEM by Giuseppe Verdi in Rome and Taranto, conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti and debuted at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in L'AMICO FRITZ (Battistoni). In April, he debuted with great success the role of Rodolfo in LUISA MILLER at the Budapest Spring Festival and later at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples (Rustioni - De Rosa). In May, he debuted the role of Amenofi in MOSÈ by Rossini in Milan, in a production of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo with great public approval, alongside the famous bass Ruggero Raimondi (Quattrocchi). In June and July he sang in LA TRAVIATA in Japan, Hyogo Performing Art Center (Sado - Mortelliti). In October, he debuted in the role of Pollione in NORMA by Vincenzo Bellini at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Padua (Severini - Miccichè). In December, he played once again the role of Rodolfo in LA BOHÈME at the Opera Antwerpen in Belgium (Fogliani - Carsen).

2016 opened with two recitals in Rome and the role of Rodolfo in LA BOHÈME at the Opera Gent in Belgium (Fogliani - Carsen). In February he returned to the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples to play the role of Pollione in Bellini's NORMA (Nello Santi - Amato), and in March he played the role of Rodolfo in LUISA MILLER (Michailidis - Krief) at the Teatro Verdi of Trieste. In July, he returned at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples for MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Steinberg - Del Bono). In August and September, after two years, he was guest at Beijing NCPA for MACBETH by Giuseppe Verdi (Oren - De Ana). In October, a new role was added to his debuts, Carlo VII in GIOVANNA D'ARCO by Giuseppe Verdi at the Festival Verdi in Parma (Tebar – Boddeke & Greenaway). In November, it took place his operatic debut in Korea, in Seoul, in LA TRAVIATA (De Filippi - Brockhaus) and after that he was in Teatro alla Scala di Milano in MADAMA BUTTERFLY.

017 opened with LA BOHÈME in Salzburg, Haus für Mozart, then a new Verdi's debut in the role of Gustavo III in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the NCPA of Beijing (Palumbo - De Ana), and the role of Cavaradossi in TOSCA at Teatro Verdi of Trieste (Carminati - De Ana), Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine and Teatro Giuseppe Verdi of Pordenone. In August he played the MESSA DI GLORIA of Puccini, in October the Verdi's STIFFELIO (Calvo - Vick) with great success during the Festival Verdi in Parma 2017. In October, he sang for the opening night of the season of the Valencia's theater with MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Matheuz - Lopez).

He sang in concerts and recitals in Montreal and Edmonton (Canada), Bratislava (Slovakia), Lucerne (Switzerland), New Delhi (India), Prague (Czech Republic), Kobe (Japan), Yeosu (Korea), Naples, Perugia, Rome, Parma and Verona.

Future engagements for 2017: CARMEN, TOSCA, LA BOHÈME