Biography


Giovanni Meoni studied singing in Rome with Mr. Leo Ferri. He made his debut in 1991 in La Bohéme (Marcello) at the theatre Flavio Vespasiano in Rieti.


From 1991 to 1993 he won many national and international competitions and awards.

From that moment began an important career which brought him to principal national and international stages, like Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Arena di Verona, Sferisterio of Macerata, Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Stattstheater in Stuttgart, Wiener Staatsoper, Bolshoj Theatre in Moscow, Zürich Opernhaus, Baltimore Opera...

He has performed in numerous operas and among them, the most memorable are Rigoletto, Nabucco, Otello, Tosca, Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Carlo, Il Trovatore, Ernani, La Traviata, I Masnadieri, Aida, Attila, I Puritani, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Favorite, Poliuto, Roberto Devereux, La Bohéme, Madama Butterfly.

An important performer of Italian operatic tradition, Giovanni Meoni is most at home in the works of Donizetti, Bellini and expecially Verdi. In particular in the repertory of the "baritono nobile" his art excels reaching the greatest expressiveness.

He carries on an intense concert activity singing in the most important Concert-Halls in the world, like Carnegie Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia in Rome, Münchner Philarmoniker in Munich and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space. He performed recitals in Milan, New York, London, Paris, Bruxelles, Madrid, Hong Kong, Bucarest and Sofia.

He collaborates with important conductors, like Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Gary Bertini, Daniel Oren, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Placido Domingo, Alain Lombard, Bruno Campanella,  Nello Santi, Donato Renzetti, Renato Palumbo, and directors, like Franco Zeffirelli, Hugo De Ana, Pierluigi Pizzi, Robert Carsen, Giuliano Montaldo, Jonathan Miller, Beni Montresor, Renzo Giacchieri.