Ivan Defabiani

In this season

Lyric tenor, Boron on 28/04/1986 in Borgosesia (Vercelli), Italy.

He undertakes hit first studies with William Matteuzzi, graduated in opera singing at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan. He specialized under the guidance of Gianfranco Cecchele.

He made his operatic debut at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza with Mascagni’s opera L’Amico Fritz as Fritz Kobus, under the guidance of Leo Nucci and Donato Renzetti. Subsequently resumed performance at the Theatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena in streaming.

Selected by Riccardo Muti for the Italian Opera Academy at the Teatro Dante Alighieri in Ravenna, he made his debut in the role of Alfredo in Verdi’s opera, La Traviata. Appreciating the preparation and the conducting of Maestro Muti, remember the four episodes recorded and broadcast by the Italian television Rai5. On Rai5 he participates in the masteclass of Leo Nucci as well recorded at Casa Verdi in Busseto.

First in the ranking, he is admitted to the Accademia Soloisti del Teatro alla Scala.

Among his debuts remember the opening of the season at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm with G. Verdi’s Aida in the role of Radames, appreciating 15 performances, streaming and live coverage on Swedish cinemas. Conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi, directed by Cavanagh Michael.

The debut in the role of Macduff in Macbeth by G. Verdi at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, alongside artists such as Leo Nucci, Susanna Branchini, Anna Pirozzi and Carlo Colombara, conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa and directed by Riccardo Canessa.

Other important debuts see him engaged in production such as; Un ballo in maschera (Riccardo) by G. Verdi at the Teatro Dante Alighieri in Ravenna and the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, conducted by Donato Renzetti and directed by Leo Nucci Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) by G. Puccini at the Teatro Coccia in Novara, conducted by Matteo Beltrami and directed by Renato Bonaiuto. Subsequently engaged with Il Trovatore (Manrico) by G. Verdi at the open-air Greek Theater in Livadeia, Greece. Immediately representing Manrico at the Teatro Magnani in Fidenza and the tournée for the theaters of Marchigiana regions; Teatro Ventidio Basso in Ascoli Piceno, Teatro dell’Aquila in Fermo, Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi and Teatro Marrucino in Chieti. He was invited by the same tournée adding the Teatro della Fortuna in Fano to interpret Ismaele in Nabucco by G. Verdi, directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi.

Other debuts at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza and the Teatro Dante Alighieri in Ravenna with the opera Simon Boccanegra by G. Verdi in the role of Gabriele Adorno under the conducting of Pier Giorgio Morandi and the direction of Leo Nucci, or La Bohème by G. Puccini in the role of Rodolfo at the Tal-Opra Aurora Theater in Malta directed by Vivien Hewitt, La Traviata by G. Verdi in the role of Alfredo at the Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi directed by Franco Dragone. Several times present in concert on the stage of the Teatro Regio di Parma, in particular the concert Fuoco di Gioia.

Multiple important non-European events citing:
-Symphony n.9 by Beethoven at the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theater in Moscow
-New Year’s concert with Bucheon Philarmonic Orchestra Seoul in North Korea
– Gala concert at the Vanemuine Tartu Theater in Estonia
-National concert with the Almaty orchestra in Kazakhstan, with live national TV and radio.

Turneè with Beethoven’s Symphony n.9 in: Carpenedolo, Verona and Garda filmed and broadcast several times on the TV 2000 television transmitter.

He performs the world premiere of the opera Il Sordo written by Leo Nucci, in the role of Joseph at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza.

Ready for the debut however blocked by the Lockdown due to the Corona Virus pandemic and the consequent cancellation of the performances, he does not have the opportunity to stage G. Verdi’s Don Carlo at Aalto-Musiktheater Essen in Germany, while supporting all the rehearsals and the preparation period in full.

There are many activities and debuts matured since the first approaches to the study, mentioning some such as La Cambiale di Matrimonio by G. Rossini at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, La Rita by G. Donizetti at the Gardone Theater and various representations of sacred music: Mass in C by W. A. Mozart at the Church of S. Giorgio in Milan, Mass in si by F. Schubert in Taino. Numerous concerts abroad between: Marrakech, Spain, Bordeaux (France), Belgium, Budva and Aspraspitia (Greece) but we also remember the network of concerts in Italy between the theaters and halls of: Milan, Mantua, Maranello, Sassuolo, Cremona, Piacenza, concerts at the Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, Modena, Parma Lirica, Novara, Turin, Rome and many others where he participates in musical projects also organized by Trussardi. Concerts at the Milan Triennale, at the Nuvola di Fuksas in Rome, concerts at the Società del Giardino in Milan. He is also invited several times to make audio-video advertising recordings for known signatures.

He was awarded with honors for his career by the Masini Theater in Faenza with the Pia Tassinari award.

Recently, he made his debut in Pagliacci by R.Leoncavallo and Cavalleria Rusticana by P. Mascagni in the roles of Canio and Turiddu at the Ljubljana Opera House in Slovenia under the conducting of Marc Tardue and the direction of Manfred Schweigkofler.

-In the role of Teacher and Organizer, he supports masterclasses of opera singing at the Vincenzo
Bellini Music Academy in Milan, preparing students and organizing for them the final concert with
-28 december Video recording in Sala verdi (Mi) for a streaming concert of Theater Sejon Corea,
on 31th December
-18 March Concert Cattedrale Bergamo for memorial of covid (Requiem of Mozart) partecipation
Rai tv. Conductor Damiana Natali.
– Butterfly Pinkerton 21 – 23 july Serra di Ferro Corsica
– Role Debut Tosca (Cavaradossi) Opera House Ljubljana 13 september 2021 – conductor Hirofumi
Future Engagements;
-Cavalleria Rusticana by P.Mascagni and Pagliacci by R.Leoncavallo
Ljubljana Opera House, november 2021-
– Traviata (Alfredo) Opera House Ljubljana Dicember 2021
-Messa di Gloria Puccini Theater Toulon (France) February 2022
-Macbeth by G.Verdi in the role of Macduff at the Opera Nice Côte d’Azur (France) April 2022
-Macbeth by G. Verdi in the role of Macduff at the Opera Nice Côte d’Azur, Antibes(France) May