Giorgio Berrugi Tenor

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Giorgio Berrugi began his vocal education in 2007 and made his operatic debut a few months later at the Venice Teatro La Fenice as Rodolfo in La bohème. From 2010 to 2013, he belonged to the ensemble of the Dresden Semperoper where he sang title roles such as Don José (Carmen), Riccardo (A Masked Ball), Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) and Gennarino in the world première of Hans Werner Henze’s last opera Gisela.

He is a regular guest at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, New York Lincoln Center, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Chicago Lyric Opera, Paris Opera, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Opera, Rome Opera and Parco della Musica, Arena di Verona… He has collaborated with Zubin Mehta, Christian Thielemann, Fabio Luisi, Andriss Nelsons, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Oren, Gianandrea Noseda, Pinchas Steinberg, Myung-Whun Chung, Manfred Honeck, Jaap van Zweden…

He recently made his role debut as Siegmund (Die Walküre) at the Vienna Staatsoper, and sang in Macbeth at Teatro alla Scala, Médée at the Greek National Opera, Un ballo in maschera in Modena and in Reggio-Emilia, Cavalleria rusticana in Baden-Baden, La Bohème at the Volksoper in Vienna and Teatro Bellini in Catania… During the 2023/24 season, he takes part in L'amore dei tre re at Teatro alla Scala, La Gioconda at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and Madama Butterfly at Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. Before becoming a singer, Giorgio Berrugi first graduated with honours in clarinet. He won many prestigious international awards as a soloist and in chamber music concerts and was Solo Clarinet at the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma during 5 years.

At the Paris Opera: Madama Butterfly (B.F. Pinkerton), 2019

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