The Italian tenor, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, was a violinist for many years from a very young age; his focus shifted to singing shortly thereafter. His vocal studies began at Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence and after under the guidance of tenor Fernando Cordeiro Opa. His singing debuted occurred at Teatro della Pergola in Florence in 2001 as a soloist in Charpentier’s Te Deum. He has been recognized in numerous competitions, including first prize at the 6th Sacred Music International Competition in Rome and at the 39th International Singing Competition Toti Dal Monte in Treviso for the main male role in La Vera Costanza by Haydn. He subsequently debuted this opera in theaters of Madrid, Treviso, Reggio Emilia and Liège.
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani has performed many lead roles throughout major international opera houses, including: W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte (Ferrando) and Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio) and Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Conte Almaviva) at Teatro La Fenice, Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Romeo – tenor version) at the Royal Opera House of Muscat, W.A. Mozart's Betulia Liberata (Ozìa) under Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival and the Ravenna Festival, Mercadante’s I Due Figaro (Il Conte Almaviva and Torribio) under Riccardo Muti at the Teatro Real de Madrid, the Salzburg Festival, the Ravenna Festival and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Lehar’s Die lustige Witwe (Camille de Rossillon) at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona and at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, George Frideric Handel's Alcina (Oronte) in the Opéra des Nations in Geneva, W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (Tamino) in the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège and at Teatro La Fenice; G.F. Handel's Giove in Argo, title role, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani worked with important conductors (such as Riccardo Muti, Michele Mariotti, Alessandro de Marchi, Paolo Arrivabeni, Pietro Rizzo, Hubert Soudant, Jeffrey Tate, Stefano Montanari, Ottavio Dantone, René Jacobs, Leonardo García-Alarcón, Antonello Manacorda, Jesús López-Cobos…) and stage directors (such as Robert Carsen, Damiano Michieletto, Emilio Sagi, Gabriele Lavia, Arnaud Bernard, Tobias Kratzer, David Bösch…).
Recently Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani has appeared in: Falstaff in Chicago with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti; G.F. Handel's Alcina (Oronte) in Montecarlo, Toulouse, Versailles with Philippe Jaroussky and Ottavio Dantone; Lucrezia Borgia (Gennaro) in Sankt Gallen staged by Tobias Kratzer; W.A. Mozart's Idomeneo (Arbace) in Venice; Johann Adolf Hasse's Artaserse, title-role, Festival della Valle d’Itria; L’Infedeltà delusa in Köln with Andreas Spering; Igor Stravinsky's Pulcinella in Florence with Antonello Manacorda; Il viaggio a Reims (Cavalier Belfiore) in Jesi; Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette (Thybalt) in Verona; Haydn’s La vera costanza (Il Conte Errico) in Liège; Petite Messe Solennelle in Florence.
Recent and forthcoming engagements include: Gluck's Alceste (Evandro) for Ruhrtriennale with René Jacobs; Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Lausanne in a new production of Robert Carsen; Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio segreto (Paolino) in Nancy, Opéra National Lorraine, W.A. Mozart’s Così fan Tutte (Ferrando) in Drottningholm, Versailles and Bucarest with Marc Minkowski and in Lille with Emmanuelle Haïm; W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio) at the Opéra de Lausanne; Monteverdi's Il ritorno di Ulisse in Patria (Telemaco and Giove) in European tour with René Jacobs…
Has has recorded for: Deutsche Grammophon (G.F. Handel's Ezio, conducted by Alan Curtis), Emi Virgin (G.F. Handel's Berenice, Giove in Argo and Ariodante, conducted by Alan Curtis), Glossa (Monteverdi’s Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria, title role, conducted by Claudio Cavina and Antonio Caldara’s Morte e sepoltura di Cristo conducted by Fabio Biondi), Bongiovanni (Moneta’s Il conte Policronio), Hyperion (Cesti’s Le disgrazie d’amore), Ducale music (Mercadante’s I due Figaro, conducted by Riccardo Muti), Naxos (Morlacchi’s Tebaldo e Isolina, conducted by Antonino Fogliani), Dynamic (J.A. Hasse's Artaserse).