Nicola Martinucci

Soloist, Tenor
She was born in Taranto, Italy, on 28/3/1941. He studied in Milan under Sara Sforni. In 1966 he won the competitions of As.Li.Co (Associazione Lirica e Concertistica Italiana) and "Gian Batista Viotti" at Vercelli. He made his debut at the Teatro Nuovo di Milano as Manrico [The Τroubadour / Il trovatore]. From then on, he embarked on an international career, performing in major opera houses around the world, such as the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Verona Arena (1982-86, Aida, Turandot, Andrea Chénier), the Royal Opera House in London (1985, The Girl of the West [La fanciulla del West]), La Scala in Milan, the Municipal Theatre of Florence (1974), the Vienna State Opera, the Opera Houses of Rome, Zurich and San Francisco, the German Opera of Berlin, the New National Theatre of Tokyo, as well as in Moscow, Tehran, and Taipei. He was widely recognized as a prominent interpreter of tenor roles in operas by Verdi as well as works by composers of the Verism school (Puccini, Mascagni, etc.). His repertoire includes roles from the operas Tosca, Pagliacci, Norma, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, The Lombards on the First Crusade [I Lombardi alla prima crociata], La Gioconda, and Iris. He has worked with prominent conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel, Giuseppe Patanè, Georges Prêtre and Giuseppe Sinopoli. He participated in a tour to China with conductor Riccardo Muti in the role of Radamès, a role which he also sang at the Berlin State Opera with conductor Daniel Barenboim. He collaborated with the GNO in interpreting the role of Calaf in Turandot (Herodeion, 1995/96). In 2007, he also appeared as Radamès in Thessaloniki with the Orchestra and the Ballet of the Cairo Opera House. He has recorded for the labels HMV and Naxos and participated in video recording of Thom-EMI-Video.