The poet Rodolfo is sung by the Italian tenor Davide Giusti. His performance as an actor in body language, facial expressions and gestures is only surpassed by his voice. His interpretation of Rodolfo is convincing in every respect. From the tender "Che gelida manina" to the outcry in the fourth act, one can feel his devotion to Puccini's work. One can also say that the singer Davide Giusti is the poet Rodolfo, this role lives! His intonation and diction are beyond any doubt. Der Openfreund, Peter Heuberger, 15.12.2019
All roles are excellently cast in Basel, the expressive, radiantly blossoming voices of the lovers Mimi and Rodolfo stand out. Journal21.ch, Laura Weidacher
27 January 2020
16, 18, 20, 24 February 2020
8, 15, 21, 28 March 2020
1, 15, 18, 25, 30 April 2020
2 May 2020
Maestro Tito Ceccherini returns on the podium of Orchestra della Toscana for two concerts in Arezzo and Firenze, on January 21 and 22. Program:
DVOŘÁK Suite ceca op.39
MARCO LENA Concerto per violino e orchestra, in memoria di Andrea Tacchi – Classici di oggi *
MOZART Sinfonia n.38 K.504 Praga
“From the moving and intense tearing of the trumpets at the beginning of Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony, John Axelrod made the music breathe by leaning on a superb gradation of the sound planes, which was achieved favorably by the extraordinary orchestral forces . The American conductor knew how to balance the weight of the sections and also concentrated especially on highlighting the prominence of the bass strings. There were details throughout the symphony of his way of working. […] The orchestra responded with complete satisfaction, sounding with dazzling roundness and presence in all its sections. In the very delicate Andantino, for example, the bass strings (yes, again) became real velvet. The Scherzo sounded with the required lightness, with no trace of mannerism, and in the Finale, in which the fortissimo bursts were always under control, the tensions ended up being resolved in a dazzling display (similar to that of the first movement), with a pulse and dynamism that had something of a Furtwänglerian quality. On November 30th, John Axelrod officially ceased to be artistic director of the ROSS. It will be very difficult to find a replacement for his artistic stature.”
Davide Giusti is Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Theater Basel, staged by Daniel Kramer. The first performance is on December 14th.
Winner of the second prize at the Placido Domingo's Operalia International Singing Competition in 2017, Davide has established himself as a refined performer. He has already performed this role at the Tchaikovsky State Opera in Perm (Teodor Currentzis) and at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (Evan Rogister).
Here the are the dates of the performances.