Gabriele Viviani was born in Lucca, Italy. He studied music under Graziano Polidori with whom he continues to study. At the same time, he was a student of oboe and singing at the Conservatorio “L. Boccherini” in Lucca. There he studied with Marco Boccassini and Fiovanni Dagnino.
He has competed in numerous international competitions. He was the winner of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari Mozart Competition for which he was given the roles of Don Giovanni and Figaro. He was also the winner of the Mascagni prize at the Cascina Lirica Competition, and was a special prize and scholarship winner at the Toti dal Monte Competition in Treviso. As a result of this, he attended a masterclass with the famed mezzo-soprano Regina Resnik and shortly after debuted as Valentin in Gounod’s Faust under the direction of Peter Maag.
Despite his young age, Viviani has been acclaimed for roles including Belcore in L'Elisir d’amore and Malatesta in Don Pasquale in Bologna. He has also performed Marcello in La Bohème at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sharpless in Trieste, where he won the prize as Best Singer for season 2004/05, Madama Butterfly in Tokyo, La Favorita and Madama Butterfly in Genoa, La Bohème at Theatre Comunale in Bologna and in Valencia, Le Villi in Genoa, again in Madama Butterfly at Teatro La Scala conducted by Lorin Maazel, I Puritani in Wien, La Bohème at Arena di Verona and at Puccini Festival in Torre del lago, Lucia di Lammermoor in Lausanne and at San Francisco Opera. He also obtained great success singing La Traviata at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona and at Macerata Festival, and with Les Troyens and in Valencia. He sang La Traviata in Venice under the baton of Nicola Luisotti, La Bohème at Coven Garden, Elisir d'amore at Lyric Opera Chicago and La Traviata in Valencia. Once again in Verona with Madama Butterfly, he sang La Bohème in Tokyo in tour with Teatro Regio in Turin, Elisir d'amore and Pagliacci (new production) at La Scala in Milan.
Recently he made his debut as Guido Monforte (I Vespri siciliani)at Teatro Regio in Turin with great success of public and critics.
Future engagements include: La Traviata at Arena di Verona, Don Pasquale in Paris, Un Ballo in Maschera and I Vespri siciliani in Wien, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Luisa Miller at Teatro Comunale in Florence, La Traviata in Oviedo and Barcellona, Madama Butterfly at Opera Bastille, La Traviata (new production) in Wien at Wiener Festwochen.