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Domenico Balzani Biography

Born in Alghero (Sassari), after his degree in “Politics and Economy” at the University of Sassari, he got the degree with mention in singing at “Conservatorio di Musica” of Verona and the First Class Honours in “Musical Discipline” at “Conservatorio di Musica” of Rovigo and the Degree in “Management of Cultural Events and Performing Arts” at the University Ca’Foscari in Venise.
He began his career in 1999 under the guide of Angelo Capobianco, with whom he’s still specializing. After that he won many competitions dedicated to opera singers, among them we find the “Basiola” of Cremona, the “Tagliavini” of Deutschlandsberg (Austria), the “Belli” of Spoleto, the “Placido Domingo Operalia” of Hamburg and “Rosetum” of Milan. He sang a very large repertoire included the principal rules from Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, Massenet, Bizet, Bellini, Gounoud. He sang under the direction of many important conductors such as Yuri Ahronovich, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Michel Plasson, Anton Guadagno, Maurizio Arena, Pinchas Steimberg, Donato Renzetti, and directors as Franco Zeffirelli, Maurizio Scaparro, Hugo de Ana, Christopher Loy, Mario Martone, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Luca Ronconi, Nicolas Joel, J. Grinda, G. Del Monaco.

In 2002, under the guide of Riccardo Chailly, Domenico Balzani recorded for “Decca” the role of Ping in the world premiere of “Turandot” with the ending by Luciano Berio. With “Bongiovanni” he even recorded for the first time ever Leoncavallo’s Zazà and he published with “Phaedra” a CD of chamber arias played with accordeon and piano. In 2010 he recorded for the Warner Bros Studios and Theatre V.E. Messina a video animation on “Heure Espagnole” by Ravel playing the role of Ramiro. In 2011 he published with Audax Editor “Lucia di Lammermoor, appunti di studio e di interpretazione”.

He sang in many important theatres as Deutches Opera of Berlin ,Oper Frankfurt ,Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Verdi in Cagliari, Teatro Regio in Torino, Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Opera National in Istambul, Opera National in Lima, Concertgebown in Amsterdam, Teatro Bellini in Catania, Opera di Montpellier, Opera in Toulouse, Opèra Nacional du Rhin in Strasburgo, Opera di Basilea, Opera di Roma-Terme di Caracalla, Tokio New National Theatre, Avenches Opera Festival, Israeli National Opera in Tel-Aviv, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, Opera Nazionale in Budapest, Opera di Malta, Opera di Palm Beach (USA), Opera National in Toronto, National Opera in Atene, Teatro Filarmonico Arena Verona, Opera Royal of Wallonie in Liege, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova.

In this season he sang the role of Rossini’s Barber in the role of Figaro at the Deutsches Oper Berlin Sharpless in “Butterfly” at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Ford in Falstaff at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Dandini in Cenerentola at the Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbone in Portugal and Rigoletto at the Klosterneurburg Festival in Vien.

Domenico Balzani teaching “Entertainment law and legislation“ and how to singing at the prestigious International Accademies and Univeristies as: “Wien Master Course” of Wien, Jerusalem’s University of Music, “Accademia Opera” of Verona, “University Givat-Ram” of Jerusalem, “Conservatorio di Musica” of Brescia, “Conservatorio di Musica” of Pavia.