Franco Giovine

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Italy. At the age of 28 he started music studies at the School of the Municipality of Milan (Milano Civica Scuola di Musica) and continued at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, with Gina Cigna and Maria Carbone as professors. In 1974, having been a distinguished contestant at the Milano As.Li.Co. (Opera and Concerts Association Italy), he first appeared in a lyric production of this organization as David [Friend Fritz/L'amico Fritz]. In the '80s, his distinction in the International Contest of Verdian Voices, Busseto [Concorso Internazionale Voci Verdiane “Città di Busseto”] and in Parma [“Verdi d'Oro” Award], signified the beginning of his professional career at important lyric stages in Italy [Rome, Turin, Naples, Palermo, Trieste] and abroad, such as: Budapest, Dresden, Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Düsseldorf, Vienna, Istanbul, Tokyo, Seoul. Singapore, Carthage, Belgrade, Monte Carlo, Valencia, Santiago, Chile and Wiesbaden. He sang under famous conductors such as: Santi, Chailly, Aronowitz, Gelmetti etc. In his repertoire roles from the operas La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Andrea Chenier, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Player by Prokofiev, Le villi, Rigoletto, Pagliacci, The daught of Iorio [La figlia di Iorio] by Alberto Franchetti, Elixir of Love [L'elisir d'amore], A Masked Ball [Un ballo in maschera], The Barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia], The Cloak [Il tabarro], Carmen, Nabucco, Falstaff, Macbeth, La Gioconda, Ernani, among others, are included. With the Greek National Opera he appeared as Baron Scarpia in Tosca (1993/94) and as Don Carlo di Vargas in the opera The Force of Destiny [La forza del destino] (1997/98).