Giovanni Guarino © nc
Molfetta mourns a great piece of culture and music of his community: Giovanni Guarino, internationally renowned baritone and teacher of Scenic Art, since 1997, at the Conservatories of Matera, Trapani and Foggia and holder of the chair has passed away. of Scenic Art at the “N.Rota” Conservatory of Monopoli.
Born in Molfetta, in 1964, the 57-year-old baritone from Molfetta attended the Dvorak School, achieving important successes both nationally and internationally.
His professional activity began in 1989 by winning the 43rd edition of the “A.Belli” Singing Competition in Spoleto. Experimental Opera Theater where he made his debut in “L’Italiana in Algeri” (Taddeo) by G. Rossini and in “Il Maestro di Cappella “By D. Cimarosa.
Also in 1989 he was second classified for the role of Masetto in WAMozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the “Toti dal Monte” International Competition in Treviso. In 1994 he obtained the special jury prize at the “M. Del Monaco” International Competition in Marsala.
In 1997 he was a finalist in Tokyo at Placido Domingo’s Operalia International Competition.
Great results also in the 2000s: in 2005 he interpreted the role of Calotta in “Il Cavaliere Errante” by T.Traetta inaugurating the restored Teatro Umberto di Bitonto. In 2009, the late Molfetta is next to the famous soprano Katia Ricciarelli to inaugurate the premiere of the restored Francesco Cilea Theater in Reggio Calabria.
Many messages of condolence that have spread via social media to remember an artist of national and international fame who has brought her multifacetedness around the world.
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