Born in Rijeka (Croatia), after his musical studies, he attended the specialization courses of the Teatro alla Scala.
His brilliant operatic career brought him to perform on the world’s greatest stages, such as the Opéra National de Paris, Covent Garden, Metropolitan, Wiener Staatsoper, Opéra de Lyon, Liceu de Barcelona, Opernhaus in Zürich, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Arena di Verona, Teatro La Fenice in Venice. He is also often invited by important concert institutions and festivals, such as Pesaro, Ravenna and Salzburg.
Giorgio Surian’s repertory ranges from baroque music to XXth century compositions, with a predilection for the belcanto roles. His remarkable vocal extension brought him also to afford also several baritone roles (such as Scarpia, Falstaff, etc.).
He opened the 2008/09 season performing Marin Faliero
in Sassari and Bergamo, Fidelio
at the Teatro Comunale in Modena and Ferrara, once again with Claudio Abbado, Evgenij Onegin
at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Les Contes d’Hoffmann
at the Opéra de Nice, Messa da Requiem
by Verdi with the Orchestra Sinfonica “G. Verdi” of Milano and Cristo sul Monte degli Ulivi
at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
At the Arena in Verona he took part in such productions as Nabucco
, Il Barbiere di Siviglia
, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem
Updated in May