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Luca Sannai obtained his singing diploma at the Sassari Music Conservatoire, under Joan Logue and Gianni Mastino. He followed many masterclasses to study conducting, counterpoint, Gregorian chant and vocal technique.
The 2003 winner of the competition for resident tenor at the National Opera of Cagliari, he worked there until 2013 as an artist of the Chorus. He was also a finalist at the 2008 TIM Competition in Verona and won third prize at the Rolando Nicolos Competition in Rome.
His repertoire includes, among others, Tamino (The Magic Flute), Alfredo (La Traviata), Rodolfo (La Bohème), the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Giaele (Primarosa by Pietri). On the concert platform, he sang Schubert’s Mass in G major, Mozart’s Requiem, Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater, St John’s Passion, by Bach, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Rossini’s Little Solemn Mass... Since 2013 he has been a resident tenor at the Paris Opera Choruses.
In addition to his singing activities, he is also a chorus conductor: from 1996 to 2014, he conducted the Coro Polifonico Turritano Porto Torres, with which he won thrice the first place and four times the second place in national and international competitions.
From 1998 to 2007, he co-directed with Giovanni Acciai the Porto Torres International Polyphony Festival Voci d’Europa, and was then the unique artistic director of the festival from 2008 to 2015. In 2014, he founded VIBES, a professional ensemble gathering singers from seven different countries and offering a repertoire based on the different cultural horizons of its members.
At the Paris Opera: Boris Godunov (a Boyar), 2018 ; Il Trovatore (a messenger), 2018 ; La Traviata (Giuseppe), 2019 ; Wozzeck (tenor), 2022
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