tenor, Antonio Poli
Antonio Poli is one of the most appreciated and requested young tenors of his generation. Born in Viterbo, he perfected his skills in Rome with Paola Leolini. In 2010, when he was only 24 years old, he won the first prize and the audience prize at the prestigious Hans Gabor Belvedere International Competition in Vienna; in the same year he took part in the Young Singers Project of the Salzburg Festival. From that moment he began his international career, singing, among other works, the Count of Almaviva in the opera "I due Figaro" by Mercadante directed by Riccardo Muti at the Whitsun Festival in Salzburg, at the Ravenna Festival and at the Teatro Real in Madrid. In the current season he will sing for the first time in Verdi's Requiem under the direction of Juraj Valcuha, both at the Konzerthaus Berlin and at the San Carlo in Naples. He will also be Alfredo during the tour of the Rome Opera at the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Ismaele at the Opéra de Lyon, the Opéra de Vichy and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Duke of Mantua at the Giuseppe Verdi Theatre in Salerno, Edgardo at the Graz Opera. Antonio Poli recorded "I due Figaro" by Mercante and Macbeth, both under the direction of Riccardo Muti.