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Luca Salsi studied at the Conservatorio Arrigo Boito in Parma under Lucetta Bizza and attended the master-classes of baritone Carlo Meliciani. In 2000, he won the Viotti International Music Competition in Vercelli. Soon thereafter, he was invited to perform on some of the world’s most prestigious opera stages (the New York Metropolitan Opera, Milan’s La Scala, London’s Royal Opera House, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Salzburg Festival, the Los Angeles Opera, the Berlin Staatsoper, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Rome Opera, The Teatro Regio in Parma, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Torre del Lago Puccini Festival, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Teatro Real in Madrid). He has sung under the direction of numerous conductors, including James Conlon, Daniele Gatti, Plácido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel, Nicola Luisotti, Riccardo Muti, Renato Palumbo, Donato Renzetti, and Alberto Zedda. He has also worked with directors like Robert Carsen, Hugo De Ana, Antony Minghella, Werner Herzog, Franco Zeffirelli, and David McVicar. He made his Barcelona debut at the Liceu in La Forza del destino (Don Carlo) and his Paris Opera debut in La Traviata.
He also made his debut appearance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Macbeth with Riccardo Muti conducting.
He performs many of the great Verdi roles including Count Luna in Il Trovatore, Francesco Foscari in I due Foscari, the title roles in Nabucco and Rigoletto, Carlo in Ernani, Renato in Un ballo in maschera, Posa in Don Carlo, and Ford in Falstaff. More recently, he tackled the roles of Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Scarpia (Tosca) in Rome. He has sung Rigoletto in Amsterdam, Amonasro (Aida) at the Salzburg Festival under the direction of Riccardo Muti, Renato at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Posa at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Count di Luna, Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Miller (Luisa Miller) at the Metropolitan Opera, Nabucco at the Verona Arena, Macbeth at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Verdi Festival in Parma and La Fenice in Venice, and Luisa Miller in Barcelona. He also appeared as Andrea Chénier at La Scala in Milan alongside Anna Netrebko and he sang in La Traviata at the Paris Opera. His other roles include Nabucco and Andrea Chénier at the Vienna Staatsoper and Un ballo in maschera at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples.
Il Trovatore at the Verona Arena, Luisa Miller at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Simon Boccanegra at the Salzburg Festival, and La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
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