Giulio Fioravanti

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy on 10/17/1923. He studied voice at the Academy of St Cecilia in Rome under Riccardo Stracciari. He initially appeared mostly in operettas and concert performances. In the opera, he debuted in 1951 at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele II, Turin as Giorgio Germont [La traviata]. He subsequently worked with major theaters in Italy, Dublin and Berlin. He participated in the world premieres of the operas Alamistakeo by Giulio Viozzi in Bergamo (1954) and Vivì by Franco Mannino at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples (1957). In 1957 he was hired at La Scala, Milan where he sang, among others, in the operas Manon Lescaut, Adriana Lecouvreur, The Elixir of Love [L'elisir d'amore] and Madama Butterfly. At the same time, he appeared regularly in Latin American cities and Italian festivals (Terme di Caracalla, the Arena di Verona, etc.). His repertoire included roles of Italian operas of the period of romanticism to verismo (realism), as well as modern operas, such the Rapresentazione e festa di carnasciale e della Quaresima by Gian Francesco Malipiero and The Snow Queen [La regina delle nevi] by Giuseppe Zanaboni. He participated in opera recordings, such as Manon Lescaut (opposite Maria Callas), The cloak [Il tabarro], Stiffelio, Oedipus Rex [Edipo Re] Oidípus týrannos by Ruggero Leoncavallo and Lucia di Lammermoor. From 1991 until his death he devoted himself to teaching. He died in Milan on 03/05/1999. He worked with the GNO twice, performing the roles of Baron Scarpia [Tosca] (1965/66) and Tonio [Clowns/Pagliacci] (1971/72).