The Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve has studied in Italy with Mirella Freni, and with Montserrat Caballé in Spain. He made his international debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème
by Puccini at the Luglio Musicale Trapanese and, playing the same role, at the Opernhaus in Zurich and at the Opera in Leipzig.
He has been Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly
at the Staatsoper in Hannover, and Cavaradossi in Tosca
, at the Opéra in Angers Nantes; Rodolfo in Luisa Miller
by Verdi at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, on a Claus Guth production, Don Carlo
at the Opera of Koln, under the guidance of Oleg Caetani, and Cavaradossi again in Tosca
in Saint Petersburg.
Among the characters he has performed, it is important to mention Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana
by Mascagni, the role of which he has played in Yverdon-Les-Bains and at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, and Don José in Carmen
by Bizet, played both in Lübeck and in Palma de Mallorca.