Giuseppe Albanese, piano

Giuseppe Albanese is one of the most sought after pianists of his generation. He launched his career winning First Prize at the Vendome International Piano Competition in London, with a distinguished jury chaired by Sir Jeffrey Tate, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Elisabeth Söderstrom, Christa Ludwig, defined by Le Figaro as “the piano world’s most prestigious award”. Albanese was awarded First Prize at Premio Venezia, the most…

Alida Berti, soprano

After having completed her studies with Valiano Natali and her Master Class in Verona with Jerzy Artysz, she made her stage debut in La Bohème and L’Elisir D’Amore. Since then she has carried on an intense activity of concerts in Italian and international theatres and with prestigious lyrical circles. Since 2004 she has sung the…

Eva Bodorova – EWITA, soprano

The young Slovakian soprano Eva Bodorová-EWITA graduate at the State Conservatory in Bratislava and was successful afterwards in several singing competitions for students in Slovakia and abroad, such as Hans Gabor Singing Competition in Vienna’s Belvedere and at the Neue Stimmen International Competition in Berlin. After completing her studies, EWITA won an audition to obtain…

Marcelo Buscaino, director

Born in Brazil, he made his Theatre and Art History studies in Cologne, Paris and London and started his career as assistant director with several revivals at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he worked as Staff Director. As a free-lancing Assistant Director, he collaborated with Michael Haneke, Robert Lepage, Peter Sellars, Leonard Foglia, Claus Guth,…

Marco Carniti, director

Marco Carniti studied at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy “La Sapienza” in Rome. Theatrically he trained as an actor and assistant director of Giorgio Strehler at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano / Teatro d’Europa and at the UCLA in Los Angeles where he studied with J. Grotowsky and Bob Wilson. He collaborates with great…

Antonella Colaianni, mezzosoprano

Antonella Colaianni received the voice degree at the Conservatoire Tito Schipa in Lecce. in 2010 she won the European  Community Competition A. Belli in Spoleto where she also got the special price Livia Dionisi award involving her debut in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen. Antonella has improved her singing afterwards with prestigious teachers such…

Gelu Dobrea, bass baritone

The Romanian Bass Baritone Gelu Dobrea ended in 2012 his singing studies and Master at the Faculty of Music of his home town Timisora. Between 2009 and 2015 he won different prices in some  important Romanian singing competitions.  in 2011 Gelu joined the National Opera Timisoara where he has performs most important roles of his…

Gea Garatti, chorus conductor

  Gea Garatti completed her musical studies, at the G.B. Martini Conservatory in Bologna, her hometown, and at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. After working as assistant Choir Director with many important Maestros she started her own career as principal Choir Director. From 2000 to 2011, as Choir Director, at the Rome Opera…

Carlo Donadio, conductor

Carlo Donadio was born in Rome, where he studied piano, conducting and composition, obtaining his master degree in 1989. Since then, he collaborates with Rome Opera house starting there as correpetitor and assistant conductor. In 2004 he joined in Rome Opera House Management and, since 2013, he is in charge as staff conductor as well as stage…

Sevinç Demirag, soprano

Sevinç Demirag studied vocal arts at the Ankara State Conservatory of Hacettepe University and violin at the High School of Fine Arts. She graduated on top of her class and had her stage debout as Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. After her graduation, she joined the ensemble  Izmir State Opera where she has performed a…

Michele d’Elia, piano

Son of art and initiated by his father to study music from a very young age, Michele performed for the first time in public at the age of only six, both on the cello and on the piano. Graduated with honors and honors in Piano at the “Tito Schipa” Conservatory of Lecce and in Chamber…

Elen Elias, soprano

Soprano Elen Elias (aka Yeghiazaryan) was born in Yerevan in1992. She studied music since her childhood; she started with piano lessons, moving to voice studies afterwards. In 2009, Elen entered the Vocal-Theoretical Department of the Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas. After having completed her singing studies at the Yerevan State Conservatory she joined as soloist …

Beatriz Fernández Aucejo, conductor

Born in 1983, Beatriz graduated in the speciality of clarinet at the Superior Music Conservatory “Joaquín Rodrigo” in Valencia. She also graduated as Bachelor of Music Education for the University “Ausiàs March” in  Valencia, Graduated in Wind Orchestral Conducting from the Royal School of Music of London (LRSM), and Graduated in Orchestral Conducting for the Superior Music Conservatory…

León de la Guardia, tenor

León de la Guardia was born in Viña del Mar, Chile, and lives currently in Vienna. He began his singing studies  at  the Conservatorio de Musica Isidor Handler in Viña del Mar.  In his early years of     study he decided to move to     Europe  looking for a convenient voice teacher.    He has had three very important to…

André Heller-Lopes, director

One of the most active stage directors for opera nowadays, André Heller-Lopes is the Artistic Director for the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s largest opera house. He has directed strong, imaginative and colourful productions all over the world. André trained at the prestigious San Francisco Merola Opera Program (2001) and at Covent Garden’s…

Matteo Jin, baritone

Born In Cheonan, South Korea, in 1987, Matteo graduated on lyrical singing program at Seoul Arts High School, before moving to Italy to study at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory Music G. Verdi of Milan, where he graduated with top honours. Matteo has both won and finalized in several international competitions including: Premio Giulotto di Pavia,…

Max Jota, tenor

Brazilian tenor Max Jota has been recognized by the Opera Britannia magazine among the best 2014 worldwide male performers along his debut in the title role of Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Teatro Verdi in Pisa (Italy).  He followed his musical studies at the Federal University of Paraiba – UFPB in João Pessoa, Brazil, at the…

Ezgi Karakaya, mezzosoprano

Ezgi Karakaya  studied opera singing at Anadolu University State Conservatory in 2005 and took part in many concerts and projects while she was there. In 2010 she graduated with first class honours. That same year, she started to work for Turkish State Opera and Ballet in Ankara and she’s still singing with Ankara State Opera…

Simon Krečič, conductor

Simon Krečič completed his piano studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music in 2002, as the last grandaunt of Professor Aci Bertoncelj, and pursued his postgraduate piano studies at the Bern University of Arts with Professor Aleksandar Madžar. In September 2012, he graduated in conducting under Professor Milivoj Šurbek with the première and nine performances…

Dario Macellari, conductor

Dario Macellari was born in Rome in 1979. He started his studies in piano performance first at the Conservatory of Perugia and afterwards at the prestigious ‘St. Cecilia’ College Conservatory in Rome. He has then dedicated his life to the study of orchestra conducting, a discipline in which he has earned his Master of Arts…

Hermine May, mezzosoprano

The Romanian-born Mezzo-Soprano Hermine May, has won many international Opera competitions including : Bundeswettbewerb Gesang and  Liederkranz Foundation – New York. She started her career as a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Subsequently, she established herself  internationally with roles of the lyric repertoire. Recently, she has sung the roles of Carmen,…

Guy Montavon, director

Guy Montavon was born in Geneva in 1961, where he initially obtained a bassoon diploma from the conservatory and worked as an assistant director at the “Grand Théâtre de Genève”. He then studied at the Hamburg University of Music and Performing Arts in the class of Götz Friedrich Music Theater Director. As assistant to the…

Dogukan Ozkan, bass baritone

Dogukan Ozkan was born in 1992 in Izmir. Upon getting accepted to Dokuz Eylül State Conservatory in 2011, Ozkan started working with Professor Jeanette THOMPSON. Since he was in preparatory school he has participated in many singing competitions. He was awarded the second place in the 6th National Young Soloists competition received invitation to Aspen…

Tomas Pavilionis, tenor

After his vocal studies with Prof. V. Juozapaitis at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius Tomas Pavilionis joined  the Lithuanian National Opera Theatre where he is now one of the leading tenors. Tomas  is singing there the most important lyric tenor roles such as Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Nemorino in…

Borja Quiza, baritone

 Born in Ortigueira, La Coruña, in 1982, the Spanish baritone began his singing education with Teresa Novoa, Mª Dolores Travesedo and Renata Scotto, deepening later in the study of the vocal technique with the Argentinian tenor Daniel Muñoz. He won the “Opera Actual” prize for best young lyric singer in 2009. In 2010 he was awarded the “Premio Lírico…

Àlex Rigola, director

Alex Rigola is a Spanish stage director & dramaturg with a broad international career in the performing arts, specially in the field of drama theater but also in Opera and music theatre as well as artistic director of several important theatrical institutions in Spain and abroad.  After his first big international success with Shaekespeare’s Julius…

Davide Ryu, tenor

Dramatic tenor Davide Ryu was born in South Korea. He graduated from Keimyung University and graduate school in Daegu, and in 2014, he went to Berlin to study. In Germany, he learned a wide range of music from Mozart to Wagner Opera from a Professor Frank Maus. In 2015, Davide moved to Milan to study Italian opera. He…

Nello Salza, trumpet

The Oscar prizes to the composers Ennio Morricone for “The Hateful Eights” and to Nicola Piovani for “La Vita é Bella”, appointed Nello Salza as “The trumpet of the Italian Cinema” as critics acclaimed him for his thirty year activity as interpreter of many unforgettable themes, many times composed for him, by the most celebrated…

Agrupación Señor Serrano, director

Agrupación Señor Serrano is a theatre company based in Barcelona that creates original productions about discordant aspects of today’s human experience. Señor Serrano’s shows blend live feed video, scale models, text, performance, sound and objects. The company productions premiere and tour internationally. At present, the core of Agrupación Señor Serrano is composed by Àlex Serrano…

Hagar Sharvit, mezzosoprano

  Hagar Sharvit is an Israeli Mezzo-Soprano, Born in Tel-Aviv. After finishing her studies in the Buchmann-Mehta school of music, she moved to Europe and has been constantly singing there since 2011. Hagar participated and won prizes in several important song competitions, such as, the Brahms competition, the Hugo Wolf competition, the Schubert competition, the Lyon chamber…

Vera Talerko, soprano

Soprano Vera Talerko is a professional opera singer and a chamber music performer.   Vera Talerko comes from  Latvia, and she studied vocal performance at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre under the tuition of Professor Asta Kriksciunaite. She has participated in several international forums and festivals: such as European Liedforum (Germany, 2012), European Liedforum…

Max Jota opens the season of the HNK in Split

Max Jota has opened the season in Split singing Turandot’s Nessun dorma, I Pagliacci’s Vesti la giubba and Tosca’s E lucevan le stelle, in a gala alongside with other wonderful colleagues.  From this gala concert we bring Max’s shining performance of Tosca’s E lucevan le stelle, where he displays his warm and solar sound together…

Matteo Jin Premio Speziale at the Concorso Maria Caniglia 2020

Baritone Matteo Jin had a great success at the prestigious Maria Caniglia 2020 singing competition, whose 35 edition took place between September 30th  and October 3rd. Congratulations Matteo for a well merited Special Award!  You can heard him in Hai già vinta la causa from Le nozze di Figaro, an unusual repertoire for him nevertheless very well served, with his…

Sevinç Demirag opens the Turkish season with concerts in Mersin and Istambul

Listen to wonderful Sevinç Demirag in ‘Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss’ from Lehar’s Giuditta, given in Mersi last September 11th. Enchanting music performed by a charming soprano, brava, Sevinç! On September 19 Sevinç is also singing in the 7 Sopranos Gala in the frame of the Istanbul Festival. Sevinç Demirag, soprano http://festartist.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VIDEO-2020-09-14-17-26-45.mp4

Conductor Walter Attanasi scheduled in a lyric gala with Nino Machaidze in Prague

Prague Chamber Orchestra has announced its interesting 2020/2021 season where our dear Walter Attanasi is going to conduct Operatic Star Nino Machaidze and his husband, the talented bass Guido Loconsolo, in an Opera Gala that will be one of the hits in the next Season at the Rudolfinum. The program will assembly arias and duos…

Festartist soprano Eva Bodorova -EWITA to premier a new opera in Bregenz Festspiele 2020

We are very happy Festartist soprano Eva Bodorova, our EWITA, will finally be present this summer in Bregenz in  the Festtage im Festpielhaus organized by the prestigious festival  to replace the full program foreseen. Eva will play the main character in the world première of Impresario Dotcom composed by Slovakian composer  Ľubica Čekovská in a…

New summer engagement for Maestro Dario Macellari

Festartist conductor Dario Macellari is having a busy summer even though the strange situation due to the health situation. Not just will he be working at the side of Maestro Fabio Luisi at the new italian production the Martina Franca Festival is preparing of Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos, but he will also conduct a…

Listen to Tenor Davide Ryu singing Recondita armonia in Viterbo, August 29th 2020

Our dear Davide Ryu had a wonderful success playing Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca at the end of August in Viterbo. You can hear him ( and some wind…) in the great aria Recondita armonia. Puccini at his best coming back after the lock down to confort our souls!    http://festartist.eu/davide-ryu-tenor http://festartist.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/recondita-armonia-davide-ryu.m4a