Francesco Facini

Francesco Facini

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2015Puccini: La RondineRambaldo Fernandez
2015Puccini: La RondineRambaldo Fernandez
2013Puccini: ToscaA Sacristan
2013Verdi: NabuccoHigh Priest Of Baal
2011Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDon Alfonso
2010Rossini: La CenerentolaAlidoro
2009Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreDoctor Dulcamara
2008Verdi: Il TrovatoreFerrando
2008Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestAshby
2008Puccini: ToscaCesare Angelotti
2007Gurlitt: WozzeckDoktor
2006Rossini: Il turco in ItaliaSelim
2005Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Magnifico
2003Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsDon Profondo
2001Verdi: La Forza del DestinoMarchese Di Calatrava
2000Puccini: La RondineRambaldo Fernandez
2000Bizet: CarmenZuniga

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Francesco Facini was born and lives in Lucca(Italy). He studied and graduated in singing at Conservatorio Luigi Boccherini in Lucca and graduated in Pedagogy at the University of Florence. Francesco Facini made his debut at the &ldquoFestival dei due Mondi di Spoleto” in “The last Savage” of Giancarlo Menotti that was the Director of the production.(With Maestro Menotti as director he will works years later again in a big production of Puccini's “Manon Lescaut” as GERONTE led by Maestro Patrick Summers).He enjoys a successful career that brought him first at the theater in Luzern (Swisserland) where he sung his first FIGARO in “Le nozze di Figaro” led by Marcello Viotti. That was so a big success that he was invited in many theaters to sing the same role and others. Highlights of his several performances include the role of FIGARO (Le nozze di Figaro) in Verona, Luzern, Basel, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Duesseldorf; the title role of Donizetti’s DON PASQUALE in Colonia(Koeln); DON MAGNIFICO (Cenerentola) in Tel Aviv - New Israeli Opera (with Alessandro Corbelli, Joice Di Donato – led by Alberto Zedda) and Helsinki - Finnish National Opera( led by Alberto Zedda); SELIM(Turco in Italia) in Luzern, Garsington, Kaiserslautern, Rome and Berlin (Staatsoper Unterder Linden – led by K.Karidys  with Brownlee, C. Schaefer and Girolami; PAPAGENO (Flauto Magico) at Teatro Bellini in Catania (Werner Herzog/Zoltan Pesko), in Luzern (Marcello Viotti) and at the Opera Festival in Florenz led by Gianluca Marcianòand Bruno Nicoli.DON BARTOLO(Barbiere di Siviglia) in Verona, Luzern, Duesseldorf and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. (Regie Leon Major Conductor Heinz Fricke)DON ALFONSO (Così fan tutte) in the last Giorgio Strehler’s production for the Teatro Piccolo di Milano in Milano, Lucca, Madrid, Atene (Megaron), Beijing (Poly Theater),St.Petersburg(Alexandrinsky Theater) and Moscow (Mali Theater)(with Markus Werba, Eteri Gvazava, Janet Perry)He sang DON ALFONSO also in Teatro lirico di Cagliari ( Dir. Daniele Abbado) and in Tenerife.He sang at the Biennale Musica di Venezia (Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha)At the National Finnish Opera in Helsinky he sang :“Cenerentola” (DON MAGNIFICO) led by Alberto Zedda and “Il Viaggio a Reims “(DON PROFONDO) staged by Dario Fo’ and led by Maurizio Barbacini.Francesco Facini sang in the Arena di Verona the role of ZUNIGA in “Carmen” led by Renato Palumbo and staged by Franco Zeffirelli( with Jose Carreras and Denis Graves), the role of Marchese di Calatrava (Forza del destino) led by Maurizio Arena( with Leo Nucci, Gena Dimitrova, Salvatore Licitra) and the role of GRANDE SACERDOTE in Nabucco led by Anton Guadagno.He made his U.S. debut with DON BARTOLO “Barbiere di Siviglia” at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. led by Heinz Fricke ( with Vivica Geneaux and Marianne Cornetti)At the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv he sang ZUNIGA in “Carmen" conducted by Gary Bertini and DON MAGNIFICO “Cenerentola” led by Alberto Zedda and staged by Giancarlo del Monaco (with Joyce Di Donato e Alessandro Corbelli)

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2018:

Francesco Facini sang with great audiences and critics success the role of Stromminger in "La Wally" by A. Catalani at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca led by Marco Balderi.

2017

- he sang the role of Alcindoro and Benoit in "La Boheme" and Don Bartolo in "Il barbiere di Siviglia" at Tiroler Festspiele Erl led by Gustav Kuhn and Andreas Leisner.

-  He sang a Great Gala Concert in Lucca with Catalani's Opera Arias from Wally, Dejanice and Lorelay led by Gianfranco Cosmi

-  he sang the role of Barone Douphol in "Traviata" by G.Verdi at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl led by Tito Ceccherini and staged by Gustav Kuhn.

In october 2016 he sang in Florenz (Italy) the Premiere of "Risus Abundat" the new opera by Andrea Portera and Uberto in "La serva padroba" by Pergolesi led by Mario Ancillotti.

Settembre 2016: Lucca - San Michele Church - Concert : Mozart -Vesprae solennes de confessore and Luigi Boccherini - DIXIT. Conductor Egisto MatteucciSettembre 2016: Lucca: Puccini "Tosca" - Role: Angelotti - Conductor: Aldo  Salvagno (with M.Luigia Borsi, Antonello Palombi e Carlo Cigni)Luglio 2016: Tiroler Festspiele Erl . Rossini "Guglielmo Tell" - Roles: Melchthal e Gessler - Conductor: Gustav Kuhn Giugno 2016: Congresshalle Saarbruecken - Puccini "La Boheme" - Conductor: Marc Carel Chichon (Concert) Ruolo: Benoit, Alcindoro (with Grazia Doronzio,Alessandra Marianelli e Fabio Capitanucci)November 2015: Gala concert at Teatro del Giglio in Lucca led by Marco Balderi  with coro and orchestra of  Festival Puccini Torre del Lago. He sang the role of Scarpia in "Tosca" in "Te Deum"with great success.October 2015: Francesco Facini sang the role of DON BARTOLO in "Il barbiere di Siviglia" di G. Rossini at Teatro Sociale in Sondrio (Italy) led by Daniele Agiman and directed by Aldo Tarabella.September 2015: Gala concert in Lucca with Francesco Facini, bass - Maria Luigia Borsi, sopran, Giuseppe Altomare, bariton- Conductor G. CosmiNovember, December, January  2014/2015 he sang the role of  RAMBALDO in Puccini's "La Rondine" led by Massimiliano Stefanelli  at Teatro del Giglio di Lucca, Teatro Pavarotti Mantova, Teatro Goldoni Livorno, Teatro Verdi Pisa and Teatro Alighieri in RavennaIn Summer 2014 he was again DON ALFONSO in Mozart's  "Così fan tutte"  at the Francigena International Festival in Siena led by Janos Acs.December 2013: he makes a DVD of IX Sinfonia of L.V. Beethoven led by Giampaolo Mazzoli - Francesco Facini (bs.), M. Pia Jonata (sp.)Romolo Tisano(ten.)Novembre 2013: Campi Bisenzio - Teatro Dante - Rossini "Il barbiere di Siviglia" in the role of DON BARTOLO led by Alan Freiles.July/August 2013 : Macerata Opera Festival - Nabucco in the role of Gran Sacerdote di Belo led by Antonello Allemandi staged by Gabriele Vacis -with Virginia Tola, A.Mastromarino, Luca Salsi, Giorgio Giuseppini.Aprile 2013 - Concertgebouw in  Amsterdam  - Puccini " La Boheme" (Concert) Conductor Karel Mark Chichon with G.Terranova, L.Salsi, Nafornita, Di Giacomo.Marzo 2013 Concert - IX sinfonia of L.V. Beethoven during the Exacutive Board UNESCO2013 at the “Auditorium San Romano” in Lucca led by Giampaolo Mazzoli.Settembre 2012 – he sung the role of Alvaro  in “Alzira” of G. Verdi  at Festival di Toblach led by Gustav Kuhn. Since January 2013 a Live DVD of the production is on the markt edited by Unitel Classica .2012 – a concert with the IX sinfonia di Beethoven at Teatro del Giglio in Lucca led by M°.Giampaolo Mazzoli.2012 /Agosto "Il barbiere di Siviglia /Don Bartolo - Festival di Villa Strozzi a Firenze.Summer 2012 in Lucca a Recital with music of Gaetano Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Schumann with M° Janos Acs at the piano.November 2011 – Concert : "Messa di Gloria" of Giacomo Puccini in the Dom in Pisa led by Giampaolo Mazzoli.September 2011- Francesco Facini received the prestigious “Premio Boris Christoff" (18th edition) in Buggiano Castello at the end of a recital accompanied by Maestro Fabrizio Datteri.May 2011 at Teatro Politeama di Palermo Francesco Facini sang the role of Sagrestano in "Tosca" of G. Puccini led by M.o Andrea Licata with Andrea Cigni as Director.In autumn 2010 - debuted with great success the role of Dr. Bartolo in "The marriage of Figaro" /Mozart in a new production of the Scottish Opera in Glasgow staged by Sir Thomas Allen and led by Francesco Corti.In September 2010 he sang the " Deutsches Requiem" of J. Brahms in Lucca and Pisa led G. Mazzoli.In August 2010 he sang the role of Don Bartolo in "Barbiere di Siviglia" at theOperafestival in Sedieres/France recording by France 3.In July 2010 he sang with success the role of Leporello in "Don Giovanni" led by Matteo Beltrami and the role of Papageno in "Die Zauberflöte" at the Opera Festival in Florence led by Bruno Nicoli.Francesco Facini sang (2009) the role of Dulcamara in “Elixir of Love” at the Scottish Opera in Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Edimburgh led by Francesco Corti.During this season (2008/2009) he sang also Selim in “Turco in Italia”at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin with C. Schäfer led byCostantinos Caridys and Papageno in the ”Zauberflöte” for theOpera Festival in Florenz led by Gianluca Marciano’ and “La Fanciulladel West” /Ashby in Lucca with Chorus and Orchestra of the “MaggioMusicale Fiorentino” led by Elio Boncompagni (with Carlo Guelfi and Elisabete Matos).During the 2007/08 season he sang several production at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma:Berg-“Wozzeck” in the role of the DOKTOR led by G. Gelmetti and staged by G.Del Monaco.Puccini – “Tosca” – SAGRESTANO and ANGELOTTI led by G. Gelmetti and staged by Franco Zeffirelli and Puccini – “Fanciulla de West “– ASHBY led by G. Gelmetti and staged by G. Del Monaco.and:Puccini . “Tosca” – ANGELOTTI in Lucca led by Herbert Handt and staged by Beppe Menegatti.Mozart –“ Zauberfloete” – PAPAGENO for the OPERA FESTIVAL in Florenz and Siena conducted by Bruno Nicoli and staged by Aldo Tarabella (artistic directo of Teatro del Giglio in Lucca)In the 2006/07 season he sang in Rome for the Teatro dell’ Opera diRoma the “Messa di Gloria” of Rossini conducted by Jesus LopezCobos and appeared at the Teatro Bellini di Catania as ALIDORO in“Cenerentola” led by Sefano Ranzani;In Rome (Opera di Roma) he sang the role of SELIM (Turco inItalia) led by Donato Renzetti and he made a tour with the TeatroPiccolo di Milano with “Così fan tutte” (ALFONSO) in China (Peking) and Russia ( St.Peterburg and Moskaw).He works with such conductors as:Alberto Zedda, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Zoltan Pesko, Francesco Corti, Patrick Summers, Marcello Viotti, Renato Palumbo, Donato Renzetti, Anton Guadagno,Gary Bertini, Heinz Fricke, Jesus Lopez Cobos, K. Karidis, Paolo Olmi, Stefano Ranzani, Antonello Allemandi, Maurizio Barbacini, Karel Mark Chicon, Herbert Handt.and directors like :Werner Herzog, Dario Fo, Giancarlo Del Monaco, Franco Zeffirelli, Giancarlo Menotti, Gianfranco de Bosio, Ugo De Ana, Luca Verdone, Sir Thomas Allen, Beppe Menegatti, Franziska Severin, Steven Lowless Gilbert Deflo.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: La Bohème Alcindoro Immediately Concertgebouw Amsterdam 2018
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Don Bartolo Immediately DUSSELDORF OPER 2018
Catalani: La Wally Stromminger Immediately Teatro del Giglio Lucca 2018
Puccini: La Rondine Rambaldo Fernandez Immediately teatro Verdi pisa 2015
Puccini: La Rondine Rambaldo Fernandez Immediately Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna 2015

Awards

18° PREMIO BORIS CHRISTOFF al basso Francesco Facini - Buggiano Castello Italy
2018