Ivan Magrì was born in Catania, Sicily. In 2005 he gets a diploma with full marks at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan where he studied with Giovanna Canetti e Wilma Borelli. He also studied with Maestro Fabio Tartari. He had the chance to receive invaluable teachings from Luciano Pavarotti.
He won many International Competitions like Riccardo Zandonai and Francesco Maria Martini. His debut was in the summer 2006 with Ernesto in Don Pasquale In June 2007 he made his début as Nemorino in Elisir d’Amore in Udine and Pordenone.
In January 2008 he sang in Manon Lescaut at Genoa Carlo Felice, conducted by Daniel Oren, then made his debuts at Comunale of Bologna, Ferrara and Piacenza in Lucia di Lammermoor. In October 2008 he was the revelation in Donizetti’s Marin Faliero at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo.
He sang the roles of Arturo in I Puritani at Comunale of Bologna, Riga, Bratislava; Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto at Comunale of Bologna, Como, Las Palmas, Deutsche Oper of Berlin, Teatro Regio in Turin, Estonia, Catania, Valencia’s Palau de las Artes, Budapest Opera, Elisir d’amore in Lima, Festival Donizetti in Bergamo, Turin’s Regio, Rome Opera; La traviata at Macerata Festival, Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, Palau de las Artes in Valencia and Tel Aviv conducted by Zubin Mehta, Florida Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich, Seoul, Berlin Staatsoper.
He sang also in Valencia Simon Boccanegra and I due Foscari, opened the season of Parma’s Regio with Verdi’s Un giorno di regno, I lombardi alla prima crociata in Piacenza, Werther in Estonia, Virginia at the Wexford Festival, Maria di Rudenz at Festival Donizetti in Bergamo, The merry widow at Turin’s Teatro Regio, a new production of Luisa Miller in Hamburg and at the Opernhaus of Zurich and in Munich, La Traviata in Florence (under the baton of Zubin Mehta) and Savonlinna, Rigoletto in Rome, Florence (under the baton of Zubin Mehta), Savonlinna, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Dresden, La Bohème in Bari, Köln, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, La Traviata at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and in Venice, L’elisir d’amore at Covent Garden in London, Lucia di Lammermoor in Bari and Oslo, La Bohème in Kassel, Rigoletto at the Covent Garden in London, Tosca in Lima, Rigoletto in Menorca, La Bohème in Houston and Sydney, Rigoletto in Bari and in Wien Staatsoper, I due Foscari in Munich and Budapest, Madama Butterfly in Naples and Stuttgart, Rigoletto in Savonlinna and Wien, Madama Butterfly in Wien, Nabucco in Parma; among future engagements Faust in Sydney. La Traviata and Rigoletto in Madrid, La Traviata in Berlin and Naples Rigoletto in San Sebastian and Muscat.