Franco Farina

Franco Farina

Dramatic/Heroic Tenor (Heldentenor)

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2000Wagner: Tristan und IsoldeTristan
2000Verdi: AidaRadamès
2000Leoncavallo: PagliacciCanio
2000Verdi: OtelloOtello
2000Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2000Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRiccardo (Gustavus III)
2000Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaTuriddu
2000Puccini: Manon LescautChevalier des Grieux
2000Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2000Bellini: NormaPolllione
2000Wagner: TannhäuserTannhäuser
2000Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2000Verdi: Don CarloDon Carlos
2000Verdi: Il TrovatoreManrico
2000Verdi: La Forza del DestinoDon Alvaro
2000Beethoven: FidelioFlorestan

Bio

Franco Farina has won international acclaim in the leading opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Opera National de Paris, Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, The Salzburg Festival, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Comunale in Florence, the Teatro dell&rsquoOpera in Rome, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Theatre Royale de la Monnaie, Gran Teatro del Liceo, Australian Opera, Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon as well as in Toulouse, Lyon, Genoa, Nice, Trieste, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and most other operatic centers. Farina appeared often as Alfredo in La Traviata and as the Duke in Rigoletto (Covent Garden debut) in the first part of his career and has since gone on to sing almost the entire Verdi canon for tenor so that today he commands a repertoire which includes all the major Spinto tenor roles. An acclaimed specialist in the works of Giuseppe Verdi, he has in the last years ventured into the works of Richard Wagner with great success. In 2011 Farina sang his first Wagnerian role, Tristan in Tristan und Isolde, followed by his debut as Tannhäuser in 2012. Farina has also sung more highly dramatic roles in the recent years, such as Florestan, Jimmy Mahoney, Samson and Siegmund. “The variety of recent roles is once more illustrating his unique talent of interpreting dramatic music with an approach in full awareness of his lyric-Italian roots, therefore he brings an astonishing musicality to the stage.” Reviews praise him, “A noble, clear, rich voice, with many types of shading... a singer who showed effortless acting convincingly mastered... a spectacular Tristan debut. Power, beauty of sound, and great presence drawn from design”. “ Franco Farina’s stirring Tristan ... brings   welcome attributes of an Italian specialist — lyricism and vocal ring — to the demanding   role.” 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Tristan Teatro Real de Madrid 2000
Verdi: Aida Radamès Vienna. Met. Rome. Caraclla. Washington. Berlin 2000
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Canio Hamburgische Staatsoper und Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg 2000
Verdi: Otello Otello Mahler Philarmoniker 2000
Puccini: Tosca Mario Cavaradossi The Metropolitan Opera 2000