Nazzareno Antinori received his diploma in singing from the Santa Cecilia conservatory in Rome. He studied singing with Maestro Jolanda Altea Magnoni and in 1979 he made his debut at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome in Madama Butterfly
in the part of F. B. Pinkerton, a role that he interpreted several times over the following years.
From the beginning of his career, Mr. Antinori has performed in several roles: during the 1981-82 season he was Rodolfo in La Bohème
at the Teatro A. Ponchielli in Cremona, at the Teatro G. Verdi in Triest and in the Arena di Verona, Ruggero in La Rondine
at the Teatro G. Verdi in Pisa and at the Teatro G. Verdi in Pistoia, Alfredo in La Traviata
at the Teatro G. Verdi in Triest, at the Teatro A. Ponchielli in Cremona and at the Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid, Cavaradossi in Tosca
at the Teatro V. Bellini in Catania, Rodolfo in Luisa Miller
at the Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, Ismaele in Nabucco
at the Teatro Regio in Parma, Steva in Jenufa
at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, F. B. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly
at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona. During the same period he sang the Inno delle Nazioni
(the National Anthem) at the Teatro Regio in Parma and the Messa da Requiem
by Bottesini at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Apart from his interpretation of the role of F. B. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly
(Teatro G. Verdi in Triest, Arena di Verona - broadcast all over the world -, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Teatro A. Ponchielli in Cremona, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, in Lille - France and in Cagliari), in the following years (1983-85) he interpreted Alfredo in La Traviata
(Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi, Teatro Politeama in Palermo, Teatro Rendano in Cosenza and in Bonn), Cavaradossi in Tosca
(Teatro A. Ponchielli in Cremona, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, and in Nantes), Rodolfo in La Bohème
(Arena Sferisterio in Macerata). He also sang in Zoltan Kodaily
in Cagliari in 1985 and in the Oratorio
by Bellisario in Ortona in 1986.
Since 1986 Nazzareno Antinori has had the chance of expanding his own repertoire and consequently of performing in new roles such as: Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana
(Torre del Lago, Teatro A. Ponchielli in Cremona, Teatro Grande in Brescia, Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo), Manrico in Il Trovatore
(Treviso, Arena in Cagliari), Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur
(Teatro Rendano in Cosenza, Teatro Sociale in Como), Don Carlo in Don Carlo
(Teatro Comunale in Piacenza). At least until the end of the 1980s he interpreted the roles of F. B. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly
, Cavaradossi in Tosca
(Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi) and Alfredo in La Traviata
(Arena Sferisterio in Macerata, Teatro Comunale in Piacenza), in the main Italian theatres: Teatro A. Ponchielli in Cremona, Teatro Grande in Brescia, Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Teatro Comunale in Piacenza, Torre del Lago and Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
At the beginning of the 1990s Mr. Antinori's repertoire increased when he interpreted various roles such as Macduff in Macbeth
(Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi, Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia, Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Teatro Bellini in Catania), Ismaele in Nabucco
(Teatro V. Bellini in Catania, Arena Sferisterio in Macerata, Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Arena di Verona - broadcast all over the world in 2001 in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi), Ernani in Ernani
at the Teatro Regio in Parma, Foresto in Attila
at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Don José in Carmen
at the Teatro Arena Sferisterio in Macerata.
Besides his operatic repertoire, Nazzareno Antinori has taken part in several concerts and recitals in some theatres in Germany, France, Spain and Italy. The Great Concert of ten tenors in Sen Jong (Seoul), the Messa da Requiem in Enschede (Holland), the Three tenors Concert, which was broadcast live by the Turkish TV in Ankara, some concerts for the twinning of Beijing with the Sferisterio of Macerata in Beijing, in the presence of the President of the People's Republic of China, a Gran Gala at the Opera Theatre in Kiev in the presence of the Italian and American Ambassadors and broadcast by the National television of Ukraine, a Grand Gala at the Opera theatre in Sofia and at the National Gallery in London for the presentation of the Arena di Verona Opera Season.
His discography includes a recording of the Messa Solenne
by the composer and conductor Maestro Ferdinando Nazzaro in which he sang for the Holy See in Prague (a great Concert of the same Mass was performed in the Santa Maria Maggiore Church in Rome in the presence of the Cardinal's Apostolate of the Holy See), Tosca
and Madama Butterfly
for the Label Frequents, Maria Egiziaca
(world première) for Bongiovanni, Maria Callas Competition for Fonit Cetra, Messa da Requiem. Mr. Antinori took part in the recording of the opera-video Madama Butterfly
in the Arena di Verona.
He was a teacher at the Frescobaldi Conservatory in Ferrara, at the Conservatory in Bologna and at the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro and he is now a teacher at the Conservatory in Fermo. He attended a specialization course "Tenori" with Mario del Monaco, Carlo Bergonzi and Franco Corelli. He has given performances which have been conducted by: Maestros Gavazzeni, Muti, Oren, Guadagno, Arena, Quadri, Miller, Franci, Bellini, Sudan, Moretti, de Bernard, P. Carignani and directed by Bolognini, Montaldo, Sequi, Ronconi, Savarj, Bolchi, Deflò.
During his career, Mr. Antinori has won the international concerts "E.N.A.L." in Palermo, "Mario del Monaco" and "Maria Callas". He has also received several acknowledgements, such as the international prizes "Luigi Illica" in Castell'arquato (1983), "La Navicella" from the Ente dello Spettacolo per Meriti Umanitari (1989-1991), the international poetry prize "Delfino d'Argento" (1994) and the Trubbiani Bronze Medal that portrays the Sferisterio Theatre in Macerata in 1996.
Nazzareno Antinori's repertoire includes Giuseppe Verdi's and Giacomo Puccini's main operas (La Traviata
, Il Trovatore
, Il Corsaro
, I Lombardi
, Messa da Requiem
, Simon Boccanegra
, Madama Butterfly
, Le Villi
, Il Tabarro
, La Rondine
, La Fanciulla del west
) and many famous operas, such as Adriana Lecouvreur
by F. Cilea, Carmen
by G. Bizet, Cavalleria rusticana
by P. Mascagni, Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo, Francesca da Rimini
by Zandonai, Andrea Chénier
by U. Giordano, La Vestale
by Spontini, Norma
by V. Bellni, Samson et Dalila
by Saint Saëns.
During the 2002-2003 Season, Nazzareno Antinori's engagements include the role of Ismaele in Nabucco
at the Teatro Verdi in Triest and in the Arena di Verona and the role of Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana