Dario di Vietri is guest singer at State Opera Stara Zagora

Photo: State Opera Stara Zagora

On 10 July, Opera at the Stadium will celebrate its fifth birthday with the staging of Aida. With this performance, the Stara Zagora Opera joins the world celebrations of the 150th anniversary since the premiere of this magnificent work by Giuseppe Verdi. The opera will be presented with the special participation of Dario di Vietri in one of his star roles - Radames, which has brought him much success.

The world-famous tenor has participated many times in the remarkable production of Franco Zeffirelli at the Arena di Verona, he was a guest in the mega production of the Polish National Opera in Dubai, in 2019 he sang at the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza, and at the end of May 2021 he played the role of Radames again in the production of Cairo Opera House, which was also dedicated to the 150th anniversary since the first performance of this spectacular opera.

Dario di Vietri always comes back to Bulgaria with a very warm feeling and never misses sharing his friendly attitude towards his colleagues and the staff of Stara Zagora Opera. Now he comes to the city of Stara Zagora after an engagement in several thematic opera gala performances at the Cartagena International Music Festival in Colombia. Italian critics describe him as one of the most remarkable realities of the Italian tenor panorama as well as one of the few singers privileged to have a voice for those roles written for true Italian lyrical tenors, who are characterised by beautiful timbre, brilliant tops, elegance of the musical phrase, combined with purity and spontaneity.

Dario di Vietri debuted as Radames at the Kazan Festival in 2015. Years afterwards, he continued to look for new colours and new ways to refine his interpretation. He was born in Bari. He met Luciano Pavarotti when he was only 16, after a concert performed by the great tenor, and then he asked him if he would agree to teach him. Pavarotti agreed and started working with the young singer without taking money for his lectures. Vietri studied later at the Conservatory of Milan in the class of Vittorio Terranova and immediately afterwards he continued as a student of the School of Italian Opera at Teatro Comunale of Bologna. The true turning point in his musical training came in 2012, thanks to his work with the mezzo-soprano Bruna Baglioni, who has been his mentor to this day. In 2009-2010, he made his debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the opera in Lombardy. Since the summer of 2014, he has participated in various productions at Arena di Verona, where he debuted as Calaf in Turandot with conductor Daniel Oren and director Franco Zeffirelli.

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