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Luciano Ganci

Soloist, Tenor
Luciano Ganci was born in Rome in 1982. At the age of 9 he joined the white voices choir Pueri Cantores of the Cappella Sistina, Vatican City, and began his vocal and piano studies. In 2001, he sang in Mozart’s DaPonte Trilogy at the Teatro Argentina of Rome, directed by Enrico Castiglione, alongside veteran Renato Bruson; the international festival Severino Gazzelloni in the role of Don Basilio and Don Curzio [Le nozze di Figaro]. In the same year, he debuted at the Teatro dell'Opera Rome. He earned a distinction at Plácido Domingo’s World Opera Competition Operalia and at the 26th International Singing Competition “Maria Caniglia” and won first prize in the 8th International Opera Competition “Ottavio Ziino” of Rome. In 2009 he sang with José Carreras at the gala for the Second Competition for the Pavarotti Gold Award in Corrèze, Italy and was a soloist in Mozart’s Krönungsmesse (Coronation Mass) in Milan. Ganci’s repertory includes works such as Gianni Schicchi, La traviata, La bohème, Madama Butterfly, I Lombardi alla prima crociata, Cavalleria rusticana, L'amico Fritz, Il trovatore, Bellini’s Il pirata, Requiem and Verdi’s Nabucco. He has appeared in Haifa, Abu Dhabi, Zlin and Prague in the Czech Republic, Palermo, Milan, Salerno, Florence, Trieste, Ravenna, Ancona, Piacenza, Udine, Torre del Lago, New Delhi, Salzburg, Budapest, Pécs and Beijing. He has collaborated with the GNO once, performing the part of Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Odeon Herod Atticus 2012/13.