Nicola Martinucci was born in Taranto, Italy and is considered to be one of the most important interpreters in his repertoire.
The tenor is an experienced artist of the Mario del Monaco school of singing, having studied singing with the brother of Mario del Monaco, he then specialized with the most important conductors and directors in various theatres.
His important career includes performances in the most important theatres of the world such as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan, the Arena di Verona, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, the Teatro Comunale in Florence, the Staatsoper in Vienna, the Opernhaus in Zurich, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and the San Francisco Opera.
The tenor's repertoire includes Aida, Turandot, Andrea Chénier, Tosca, Pagliacci, Norma, La Fanciulla del West, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, Il Trovatore.
His performances in the following operas were also noteworthy: I Lombardi, Francesca da Rimini, Gioconda, Lorely, Iris.
In 1998 he performed on the stages of the Maestranza Theatre in Seville and the Teatro Regio in Turin as Prince Calaf in Turandot. He was also engaged in this role for the summer season of the Arena Sferisterio in Macerata, where he was very successful both with the audience and the critics. Subsequently he interpreted the role of Canio in I Pagliacci at the Ravenna Festival conducted by Riccardo Muti.
Among his past engagements, he opened the 2001-2002 opera season at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples with Turandot, and in the same year he opened the opera season at the Teatro dell'Opera of Rome with Tabarro; then he performed in Andrea Chénier in Tel Aviv and in Pagliacci again at the Teatro dell'Opera of Rome.
At the Arena di Verona, he performed in Pagliacci, Turandot and Tosca.
In the 2006 summer opera festival in the Arena he will perform the role of Canio in Pagliacci.