Francesco Meli 

Born in Genova in 1980, he starts his singing studies at the age of seventeen with soprano Norma Palacios at his hometown’s conservatory.
In 2002 he debuts in Macbeth, Petite Messe Solemnelle and Puccini’s Messa di gloria at the Festival dei due Mondi in Spoleto and then he sings in Lisbon, Bologna, Venice, Florence, Naples, Verona and Turin.
He make his debut at La Scala in Les dialogues des Carmelites under the baton of M° Riccardo Muti and he returns again later on for the production of Otello, Idomeneo, Don Giovanni, Maria Stuarda and Der Rosenkavalier.
In 2005 he sings at the opening season at Rossini Opera Festival in a new production of Bianca e Falliero and at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in Don Giovanni.
He debuts in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Zurich, in Don Giovanni in Paris and at the Barbican, La sonnambula in Lyon released on CD by Virgin with Natalie Dessay, in Così fan tutte in Wien under the baton of M° Riccardo Muti, where he comes back later on for a new production of Anna Bolena, in Maometto II in Tokio and in Rigoletto in London.
Since 2009 he leaves bel canto repertoire replacing it with other lyric roles: after his debut in I Lombardi alla prima crociata, Simon Boccanegra and Werther in Parma, he sings again I Lombardi alla prima crociata in Macerata, Rigoletto at Met in New York, Simon Boccanegra in Wien, Un ballo in maschera in Parma, Il Trovatore at Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, debuts in Werther in Washington and in I due Foscari  in Los Angeles.
In Verdi’s year 2013 he sings for the opening season at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome and in a new production of Simon Boccanegra conducted by M° Riccardo Muti.
He sings as a solist in many recitals in London, Tokio, Oslo, Poznan and in Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Daniele Gatti, Lorin Maazel, Gianandrea Noseda and Yuri Temirkanov.
He records a DVD of Verdi’s Requiem, Anna Bolena and I Lombardi alla prima crociata.
Among his recent and future engagements: four Verdi’s titles with Riccardo Muti in Rome, Chicago and Salzburg, Un ballo in maschera at Accademia di Santa Cecilia under the baton of Antonio Pappano, Verdi’s Requiem in London, Turin and Parma, Ernani at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome and at Met, Giovanna d’arco at La Scala and several comebacks in London, Wien, Paris, Washington, New York, Verona, Parma, Turin and Milan.



May 2014

On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSunday 8 March
at 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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