Marzio Giossi

Marzio Giossi started his studies with Judith Paris and, later on, with Prof. Clotilde Ronchi. He started being noticed after winning several competitions, including the 25th gold Mascagni prize in Bagnara di Romagna in 2005. In 25 years he interpreted the main roles in the most performed operas including Trovatore, L’Elisir d’Amore, Don Pasquale, La Boheme, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, I Pagliacci, La Traviata, Cavalleria Rusticana, Fedora, La Gioconda, Madama Butterfly, La Forza del Destino, Lucia di Lammermoor, Cosi Fan Tutte, Roberto Devereux, Turandot, Maria Stuarda, Don Carlo, L’Amico Fritz, Falstaff, Aida, Nabucco, Ernani, Carmina Burana, Il Cappello Di Paglia Di Firenze, Il Maestro di Cappella, Un Ballo in Maschera, and Rigoletto, for which he is most renowned. He also performed in the world premier of Donna Del Quadro, by Carlo Boccadoro at the Festival delle Novità in his hometown, Bergamo.

Giossi is the authentic typical Verdian baritone, championing the title role of Rigoletto which he has performed considerably around the world. His voice was heard at La Scala of Milan, Teatro Regio in Parma and Turin, Teatro Comunale in Firenze, Modena and Bologna, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Sferisterio of Macerata, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the Champs Elysees in Paris, the opera houses of Toulon, Avignon and Toulouse, the Ahoy theatre of Rotterdam, the Opera House of Osaka, Palm Beach, Montecarlo, Reims, Nancy and de Massy (Paris), the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Cork City Hall, the Royal theatre of Wallonia, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, and in the Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi. Throughout these two decades and a half, he worked with great conductors like Abbado, Muti, Gavazzeni, Oren, Arena, Guadagno, Renzetti, Ranzani, Guingal, Pidò, Veronesi, Mercurio, Steinberg, and Carminati, and artistic directors the likes of Miller, Ronconi, Gregoretti, Samaritani, Joel, Santicchi, Scaparro and Auvray.

Given this experience, Giossi’s discography is quite ample. One may find Marzio Giossi Recital, Simon Boccanegra (Videoradio), Rigoletto (Videoradio), I Pagliacci (Compagnons Rotterdam), Arie Antiche (RCA BMG), Caterina Cornaro (Agora), Le Sette Parole di Cristo, directed by Gavazzeni as well as Maria Stuarda (Dynamic), Simon Boccanegra (RTVE), Don Pasquale, Rigoletto, Macbeth, Marescialla d’Ancre and La Rondine on DVD.

Marzio Giossi debuted in the role of Ford, in Falstaff in Nancy (France) in the year of Verdi, 2001, under the direction of Evelino Pidò, and in Rigoletto at the summer festival of Massa Marittima and the Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi to great acclaim. He also interpreted Sharpless in Madame Butterfly at the 48th festival of Torre del Lago, alongside Andrea Bocelli, under the direction of Steven Mercurio. In 2003 he debuted in the title role of Nabucco at the festival of the Roman theatre of Terni and in Paestum, earning widespread praise and complements. 2004 was a successful year for Giossi, with the baritone debuting in three Verdian Roles – Jago in Othello in Geneve, Renato in Un Ballo in Mascera in Avignon and Simone in Simon Boccanegra in Vercelli. He also debuted the role of Gerard in Andrea Chenier. 2005 followed with a busy schedule, which ended with Giossi’s debut at the Aurora theatre as De Sirieux in Fedora. Here, he returned in 2007 for La Forza del Destino, and in 2008 for La Boheme. His 2009 highlight was his Germont in La Traviata at the Teatro Antico delle Chorégies d'Orange under the direction of Myung Whun Chung, which was broadcasted live by France 2.

Giossi’s busy schedule continued in 2010 with a long tour in Japan and Italy, which saw him interpret the great classics as well as the world-premiere of Angelica by Giovanni Bertolani. The numerous engagements, the majority of which as a protagonist, make Giossi one of the busiest opera baritones around. The latest three years of his career have been busy with emotional performances. Worth a mention is his Rigoletto in front of Verdi’s house, filmed by Sky Classic TV in July 2012. Giossi opened his 2013 with his debut in Luisa Miller in Turin and Rigoletto in Chiavari and Bologna. He also sang in a Verdi concert in China, with Traviata, Rigoletto and Don Carlo already in schedule.