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Giovanni Spanu (Baritone)

Born: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian baritone, Giovanni Maria Spanu, studied at St. Michael's Choir School in Toronto. He obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and his Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto.

Giovanni Spanu recently performed the role of Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti with Metro Youth Opera, and Curio in George Frideric Handel's Giulio Cesare with the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Other operatic performances include Peter in Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Leporello in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni, the Hunter in Rusalka, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Antonio in W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Contemporary pieces include Mr. Moreover in Mr. Moreover's Magic by Isaiah Bell, Signor Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel and Maximilian in Candide by Leonard Bernstein. He was featured in concert at Massey Hall with St. Michael’s Choir School in performances of Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and in recital with Aldeburgh Discovery Series.

Upcoming performances include Paquiro in Goyescas by Granados and Don Quijote in El Retablo de Maese Pedro by De Falla with Opera Five, the title role in Le Magicien by Jean Vallerand with Metro Youth Opera, and Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music by Sondheim at the Halifax Summer Opera Workshop.


Source: Essential Opera Website (March 2013); Giovanni Maria Spanu profile on Facebok
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Cheryll Chung

Bass

Video (2014): BWV 131

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Essential Opera: Two Weddings

Giovanni Maria Spanu on Facebook


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