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Artist Hyperion Records

Francesco Meli (tenor)

Born in Genoa in 1980, Francesco Meli began his singing studies at the age of 17 with soprano Norma Palacios at the Conservatorio di Musica ‘Niccolò Paganini’ in Genoa. In 2002 Meli made his debut in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, broadcast by RAI (the Italian state broadcasting company) from the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. He went on to make his debut at La Scala Milan in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des carmélites conducted by Riccardo Muti, later returning for Verdi’s Otello, Mozart’s Idomeneo and Don Giovanni, and Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. Other productions include Bianca e Falliero at the Rossini Opera Festival, The Barber of Seville in Zurich, Don Giovanni in Paris and at the Barbican, Rossini’s Maometto II in Tokyo, Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Massenet’s Werther in Washington, and Verdi’s I due Foscari in Los Angeles. In 2013, as part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of Verdi’s birth, Meli sang in a new production of Simon Boccanegra conducted by Riccardo Muti; appeared as a soloist in recitals in London, Tokyo, Oslo, and Poznań; and performed Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Daniele Gatti, Lorin Maazel, Gianandrea Noseda, and Yuri Temirkanov. He has also recorded DVDs of Verdi’s Requiem for Deutsche Grammophon and I Lombardi alla prima crociata for Unitel.


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