Pietro Di Bianco
Artist Manager: Olivier Lefevre
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Pietro Di Bianco is rapidly establishing himself as a versatile bass – baritone. He began his musical education as a pianist and organist, graduating in Piano from the “G.Martucci” Conservatory of Music of Salernoand continuing his studies at the Santa CeciliaAcademy, where he began his vocal studies at the age of 25.
In 2009 he obtained a Masters degree in Voice at “A. Casella” Conservatory of L’ Aquila, under Anna Vandi.
He continued his studies with Raina Kabaivanska in Sofia and at Accademia Chigiana in Siena; with Renata Scotto (Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome), Rockwell Blake (Turin Voice Academy) and Raphael Sikorsky.
Early successes include two well-received performances in 2010: Don Alvaro in Il viaggio a Reims for the Rossini Opera Festival Academy, under Alberto Zedda and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte for the Santa Cecilia Academy.
In 2014, he won the Paris Opera Awards and he was admitted to the Young Artists’ Programme (Atelier Lyrique) at the Paris National Opera. The Paris National Opera honoured him in 2015 with the AROP Prize for Best Young Singer.
His roles include Leporello / Don Giovanni for the Pierre Cardin Festival, with the Nice Opera Orchestra in Antibes and in Chartes; Beaupertuis in Rota’s Il cappello di paglia di Firenze at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari; Fiorello in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at Opéra
National de Paris/Bastille; Don Profondo in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims in Novara under Matteo Beltrami; Hidraot in Lully’s Armide in Innsbruck Festival with Les Folies Françoises; Selim / Il turco in Italia for the Landestheater of Salzburg, Don Annibale in Donizetti’s Il campanello for the Wexford Festival; Biscroma strappaviscere in Donizetti’s viva la mamma! for Opera de Lyon, with Laurent Pelly as stage director; Gottardo’s cover in La Gazza ladra for La Scala of Milan.
In 2018 he was Maestro Spinelloccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at the Opéra Bastille of Paris; Osmida in Didone Abbandonata by Mercadante, at Innsbruck Festwochen der Alten Musik. In the same year he has reprised Biscroma at the Grand Théatre de Genève.
In 2019 he made his debut in the United States at the Minnesota Opera, where he performed again Beaupertuis in Rota’s Il cappello di paglia, under the direction of Jonathan Brandani, followed by the debut as Pistola in Verdi’s Falstaff, presented at the Grange Festival
in the United Kingdom.
In april 2019 he has sung the Missa di Gloria by Puccini for the Ballet Malandain with Faycal Karoui as music director; in august he has come back to the Innsbruck Festival for La Dori by Cesti, under the direction of Ottavio Dantone.
His most recent engagements include a concert (January 2020) at Salle Gaveau in Paris, with the Baroque Ensemble Les Folies Françoises, Patrick Coheën-Akenine conducting; the debuts (Sep, 2020) as Bello in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West for Opera Lombardia (Circuito Lirico Lombardo) and Tobias Mill in Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio at Teatro La Fenice of Venice (Oct, 2020).
In the 2020/21 season he will be reprising Biscroma Strappaviscere in Donizetti’s Viva la mamma! at Teatro Real of Madrid.