Davide Giusti


Davide Giusti was born in Civitanova Marche (Italy) and graduated with honours at the “G. B. Pergolesi” Conservatory in Fermo. He then specialized with Renata Scotto, Raina Kabaivanska, Alberto Zedda and Ernesto Palacio.

He successfully participated in prestigious international competitions, winning the Placido Domingo's Operalia 2017 (2nd prize); among the other first prizes, he also won the Concorso Comunità Europea of Teatro Lirico Sperimentale of Spoleto; “M. Caniglia” in Sulmona; “O. Ziino” in Rome; Santa Chiara City of Naples (1st Opera and 1st Oratorio prizes); “Renata Tebaldi” 2011 competition (2nd in Opera and 1st in Lied/Oratorio).

Davide Giusti made his opera debut in 2010 as Ferrando in Così fan tutte at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

In 2012, he attended to the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro under the guidance of Alberto Zedda and made his debut as Cavaliere Belfiore in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims.

After that he performed with success the role of Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège (conducted by B. Campanella), as L’Amante in Menotti’s Amelia al ballo at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi in Cagliari, Regio di Parma and Opéra de Montpellier; as Alfredo in La Traviata for the As.Li.Co circuit in Italy (Chung/Kemp/Muti), as well as in Darmstadt, Liège and Avignon; he also starred in L'Enfant Prodigue in Ancona and Cagliari.

Among his most recent engagements, Davide Giusti achieved remarkable successes as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Tchaikovsky State Opera in Perm, Konzerthaus Dortmund (c. Currentzis) and at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (c. Rogister). He also performed as Fenton in Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor in Liège; as Young Konrad in Tutino’s Le Braci (c. Cilluffo) at the Festival Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca and Opera di Firenze; as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at Teatro Comunale in Bologna (c. Mariotti); Cassio in Verdi’s Otello in Macerata (c. Frizza); as B.F. Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly in Tel Aviv; as Duca di Mantova in Verdi's Rigoletto in Trieste, at the Northern Ireland Opera in Belfast, and at the O.R.W. in Liège (c. Giampaolo Bisanti); as The Prince in Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco in Cagliari (c. Renzetti); as Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisboa (c. Bisanti).

Widely active also in concert, his recent performances include: Haydn’s S. Cecilia Mass with the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese and Mozart’s Requiem with Roma Sinfonietta at the Auditorium S. Cecilia in Rome and Cagliari; Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Milan with LaVerdi (c. Flor) and for the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (c. Benedetti Michelangeli); Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor in Palermo and Genoa (c. Soudant); Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in Saint-Étienne and San Marino (c. Zedda). He then performed the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Rosengarten Mannheim, Gasteig Munich and in Nuremberg. Most recently, he performed in Händel’s Messiah in Oviedo and Donizetti’s Requiem in Rome (c. Gelmetti).

Among the conductors with whom he works most closely include Kent Nagano, Teodor Currentzis, Fabio Biondi, Christian Zacharias, Bruno Campanella, Francesco Lanzillotta, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Giampaolo Bisanti, Donato Renzetti.

His discography includes: Petite Messe Solennelle, G. Rossini (Brilliant Classic), 2014; I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Tebaldo), V. Bellini (Glossa), F. Biondi & Europa Galante, 2015; Il Natale degli Innocenti, N. Rota (DECCA), G. Grazioli, LaVerdi Milano. 2015; Le Braci, M. Tutino, F. Cilluffo (Dynamic), 2015.

Highlights of the 2019/20 season: La Bohème (Rodolfo) at the Theatre Basel and La cambiale di matrimonio (Edoardo) at the Rossini Opera Festival.

2019-20 season. Not to be altered without permission.