Francesco Napoleoni tenor
Francesco Napoleoni is an Italian Spieltenor, educated very young in the “G. Bricciardi” Conservatory in
his home town, Terni, and then he privately trained in Milan with the Maestro Vittorio Terranova. Very
important for his technical-vocal development is the acquaintance with the tenor Antonio Gandìa in a
masterclass held in the Zarzuela Theatre in Madrid.
He majored at the Accademia di alto perfezionamento in the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago, where he
played as student in two Tuscan Opera Studio: LTL, which led to his debut in Febr. 2016 at Teatro del
Giglio in Lucca with the Merry Widow (Franz Lehar) and then MOF (where he won a scholarship after
attending a masterclass with the soprano Fiorenza Cedolins) with a following debut at Teatro Goldoni in
Livorno at the Tabarro (Giacomo Puccini).
He cooperated with several important lyric Foundations (Festival Puccini Torre del Lago, Luglio Musicale
Trapanese, Teatro Coccia in Novara, Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, Teatro Verdi in
Pisa, Teatro Sociale in Rovigo, Fondazione Teatro Lirico G. Verdi di Triste, Changsha Meixihu
International Culture and Art Centre, ), by which he was cast in important productions under the
direction of important conductors, such as Marcello Rota, Enrico Calesso, Jacopo Brusa, Dmitri Jurowski,
Hirofumi Yoshida, Fabio Mastrangelo, Nicola Paszkowski, Manuela Ranno, and important directors such
as Giancarlo del Monaco, Enrico Vanzina, Dieter Kaegi, Maurizio Scaparro, Massimo Gasparon Contarini
Pizzi, Fabio Sparvoli, Giandomenico Vaccari, Salvo Piro, Renato Bonajuto.
He is cast for the opening of Puccini Festival 2016 concert, Puccini Raro, and he received a special
mention at “Premio Accademia Amici del Festival Pucciniano” in Torre del Lago. He attended the
Masterclasses of the soprano Fiorenza Cedolins, of the basso Roberto Scandiuzzi, of the baritono Silvano
Carroli, of the Maestro Eugenio Fogliati and of the conductor Maurizio Barbacini.
In November 2019 he debuted with success in the role of Don Basilio in the “Le Nozze di Figaro” (W.A.
Mozart) at the Teatro Goldoni in Livorno.
In August 2020 he debutet as Goro in the “Madama Butterfly” (G. Puccini) at the 66° Puccini Festival in
Torre del Lago under the musical direction of Maestro Enrico Calesso and the direction of Manu Lalli. In
July 2021 he performs in the Lyric Concert for the summer season of the Social Theater of Rovigo.
In July/August 2022 he performs again as Goro in the “Madama Butterfly” (G. Puccini) at the 68° Puccini
Festival in Torre del Lago. In January/February 2023 he is singing Don Basilio in “Le Nozze di Figaro” (W.
A. Mozart) at Teatro del Giglio di Lucca and also at Teatro Verdi di Pisa. Next October/November 2023
he is singing Monostato in “Il flauto Magico” (W. A. Mozart) at the Teatro Verdi Trieste under the
direction of Maestro Jacopo Brusa and with the stage director Andrea Binetti.