Tenor Alessandro Fantoni and pianist Giorgio Martano will perform tonight as part of the traditional Italian night at the Ohrid Summer Festival.
The concert will be held in the church “St. Sophia” starting at 21:00.
Alessandro Fantoni was born in Genoa, studied at the Opera Academy at the Zurich Opera House in Switzerland, and trained with Roberto Cerville. He made his debut with Gabriele Adorno in “Simone Bocanegra” and Ismaele in “Nabucco” in the opera in Piacenza. Fantoni’s first international debut is at the Danish National Opera in Aarhus, where he performs several major roles on stage from the Italian repertoire. His roles include most of the tenor characters from the “iron” repertoire that he performs under the batons of Fabio Luizi, Nelo Santi, Marco Armilato, in productions directed by Barry Koski, Grisha Asagaroff and others. In recent seasons he has performed at the Moscow House of Music, the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa, the Arena di Verona and the San Carlo Theater. He is supported by the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation, which performs the tenor party at Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Tokyo, and Rossini’s “Little Holy Mass” in Marseille. Alessandro Fantoni has won numerous awards at solo singing competitions in Italy.
Giorgio Martano is a pianist and harpsichordist. He studied and graduated in Italy, and during his studies he gained experience as a accompanist of solo singers with a special affinity for the lyrical repertoire. As a tutor he received a diploma from the Academy of the Milan Scale, where he rehearsed and worked on rehearsals as a music assistant in several productions, and collaborated with the ballet ensemble as a music collaborator. In 2012, through an audition, he was engaged in the Como Theater, where he still works today, while in 2014 he collaborated with the Stanislavski Theater in Moscow. In 2015, he was selected as a tutor at the Giuseppe Verdi Theater in Trieste, and the same year won an audition for a production at the Ravenna Academy conducted by Ricardo Muti. Since 2015 he has been collaborating with opera houses in Dubai and Oman. Of particular importance to Martano are the educational projects for the youngest, so he collaborates in several productions that are inspired by the lyrical opera repertoire, and are intended for children of different ages.