Emanuele Giannino


The tenor Emanuele Giannino received his vocal training at the Arcangelo Corelli Conservatory in Messina. He launched his professional career as the winner of the Adriano Belli Competition (1987) and the Concorso Toti Dal Monte (1992), making his operatic debut at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto. He soon began performing as a character and buffo tenor for leading European companies, including in such roles as Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, Don Curzio in the same opera at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Gherardo in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and Monostatos in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Giannino’s repertoire also includes such major bel canto roles as Lindoro in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri, which he has performed at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and at the Dresden Semperoper; Elvino in Bellini’s La sonnambula, which he has sung at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; and Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale in Bilbao. Giannino is especially devoted to the operatic works of Giuseppe Verdi, including such roles as Bardolfo in Falstaff, which he most recently performed at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse; Malcolm in Macbeth (Zurich Opera); and Rodrigo in Otello (Opéra National de Paris). He additionally performs in such rarely heard  works as George Enescu’s Œdipe, Pietro Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s I quattro rusteghi, and Nino Rota’s Il cappello di paglia di Firenze. Giannino’s discography comprises recordings of Cimarosa’s Le donne rivali, Hasse’s Piramo e Tisbe, Rossini’s Messa di Gloria, and Egidio Duni’s La clochette.

August 2015