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Giovan Battista Parodi

Born in Genova in 1976, he began his singing studies as a bass in 1992 with M° Paolessi and Arcidiacono, and from 1997 studied with M° Roberto Negri at the Accademia di Palazzo Ducale. He took part and won several International Competitions.

In 1999 he joined the Academy of Singing of Teatro alla Scala, where he made his debut in Fidelio, opening night of 1999/2000 Season, and in Tosca, both conducted by M° Muti, the latter telecast on RAI and recorded for SONY, and in Adriana Lecouvreur.

He made his debut in Verdi Requiem, and sang La Bohéme, Il trovatore, La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, Macbeth, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Oberto, Orfeo at La Scala, where he opened 2001 Season in Otello and 2002 one in Iphigenie en Aulide.

He sang La bohéme,a new Otello, Il barbiere di Siviglia and I lombardi alla I° Crociata, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Comunale in Florence, and regularly sang in Bologna, Trieste, Rome, Verona, Turin, Genoa, Parma, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Catania, in Barbiere, Simon Boccanegra, Poliuto, Bohéme, Ernani, Macbeth, Poppea, Manon, Capuleti e Montecchi… He sang at Covent Garden new productions of Rigoletto and Un ballo in maschera, at the Opéra de Paris in I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Otello and La Bohéme as well as La Calisto, Don Giovanni and Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Théatre des Champs- Elysées.

He has sung Colline in Bohéme at La Scala, Paris, Turin, Rome, Naples, Oslo, Bruxelles, Sao Paulo, sang Oberto and Attila in Parma, Il trovatore in Bregenz, released on DVD, Sonnambula and La Calisto in Vienna.

He has been conducted by Roberto Abbado, James Conlon, Daniele Gatti, Gustav Kuhn, Fabio Luisi, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Evelino Pidò, Mstislav Rostropovic, Christophe Rousset among the others, and worked continuously with Robert Carsen, Lev Dodin, David Mc Vicar, Graham Vick, Franco Zeffirelli.

Among his recent and future engagement: Trilogia Verdiana, Walkure and Fidelio in Erl, Un Ballo in maschera in Toronto, Trovatore in Sao Paulo and Carmen in Barcellona, Meistersinger and Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Erl and Falstaff at La Scala.

December 2015

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