MARIO ZEFFIRI BIOGRAPHY
Mario Zeffiri has an excellent international reputation as a leading interpreter of the belcanto repertoire and has been guest performing at the biggest opera houses throughout Europe, like Scala in Milan (La Sonnambula), the Opera di Roma (Tancredi, Il turco in Italia, Salome, Rosenkavalier), the Teatro Regio in Turin (Semiramide, Die Entführung aus dem Serail), the Teatro Comunale in Bologna (Elisabetta Regina d'Inghilterra, Il barbiere di Siviglia), the Teatro Comunale in Florence (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Messa da Requiem; Stabat Mater), as well as the Teatro Verdi in Trieste (Rigoletto). Outside Italy he has performed in Berlin, Barcelona, New York (Carnegie Hall), Chicago, as well as the opera houses in Hamburg, Köln, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Leipzig, Helsinki, Brussels, Bordeaux, Nice and Montpellier. His repertoire includes more than 45 roles. Some of which he became most renowned for are, amongst others, Arturo (I Puritani), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Elvino (La sonnambula), Duca (Rigoletto), Tonio (La fille du régiment), as well as the tenor part in Verdi's Messa da Requiem. Mario Zeffiri regularly works with famous conductors like Riccardo Muti, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Daniele Gatti, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Alberto Zedda and Eve Queler. The latest highlight in his career were the concerts and recording of Verdi's Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti, Leicester (Maria Stuarda) in Mannheim, Arturo (I Puritani) in Glasgow, Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola) in Berlin and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) in Thessaloniki. He made his debut at the Palais Garnier in Paris performing the main role in Jommellis "Demofoonte" production at the Salzburg Festival. Mario Zeffiri was born in Athens and studied music as a scholarship holder of the "Maria Callas" Foundation at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, as well as with Juan Oncina in Spain. Currently he is planning appearances as Des Grieux in Manon von Massenet, Werther, Raoul in Les Huguenots and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor.