Ivan Defabiani

Program Taught Vocal
Levels Taught Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Styles Opera, Classical
Teaching Since 2013
Online or Studio Online

He is an opera singer and performer, born in Italy. He undertakes hit first studies with William Matteuzzi, graduated in opera singing at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan.
He specialized under the guidance of Gianfranco Cecchele. He made his operatic debut at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza with Mascagni’s opera L’Amico Fritz as Fritz Kobus, under the guidance of Leo Nucci and Donato Renzetti.
Subsequently resumed performance at the Teatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena in streaming.

Selected by Riccardo Muti for the Italian Opera Academy at the Teatro Dante Alighieri in Ravenna, he made his debut in the role of Alfredo in Verdi’s opera, La Traviata.
Appreciating the preparation and the conducting of Maestro Muti, remember the four episodes recorded and broadcast by the Italian television Rai5.
On Rai5, he participates in the masterclass of Leo Nucci as well recorded at Casa Verdi in Busseto.

First, in the ranking, he is admitted to the Accademia Soloisti del Teatro Alla Scala.

Among his debuts remember the opening of the season at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm with G. Verdi’s Aida in the role of Radames, appreciating 15 performances, streaming and live coverage on Swedish cinemas. Conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi, directed by Cavanagh Michael.

The debut in the role of Macduff in Macbeth by G. Verdi at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, alongside artists such as Leo Nucci, Susanna Branchini, Anna Pirozzi and Carlo Colombara, conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa and directed by Riccardo Canessa.

Other important debuts see him engaged in production such as;
Un ballo in maschera (Riccardo) by G. Verdi at the Teatro Dante Alighieri in Ravenna and the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, conducted by Donato Renzetti and directed by Leo Nucci.
Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) by G. Puccini at the Teatro Coccia in Novara, conducted by Matteo Beltrami and directed by Renato Bonaiuto.
Subsequently engaged with Il Trovatore (Manrico) by G. Verdi at the open-air Greek Theater in Livadeia, Greece.
Immediately representing Manrico at the Teatro Magnani in Fidenza and the tournée for the theaters of Marchigiana regions; Teatro Ventidio Basso in Ascoli Piceno, Teatro dell’Aquila in Fermo, Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi and Teatro Marrucino in Chieti. He was invited by the same tournée adding the Teatro della Fortuna in Fano to interpret Ismaele in Nabucco by G. Verdi, directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi.

Other debuts at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza and the Teatro Dante Alighieri in Ravenna with the opera Simon Boccanegra by G. Verdi in the role of Gabriele Adorno under the conducting of Pier Giorgio Morandi and the direction of Leo Nucci, or La Bohème by G. Puccini in the role of Rodolfo at the Tal-Opra Aurora Theater in Malta directed by Vivien Hewitt, La Traviata by G. Verdi in the role of Alfredo at the Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi directed by Franco Dragone.
Several times present in concert on the stage of the Teatro Regio di Parma, in particular the concert Fuoco di Gioia.

Multiple important non-European events citing:
-Symphony n.9 by Beethoven at the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theater in Moscow
-New Year's concert with Bucheon Philarmonic Orchestra Seoul in North Korea
- Gala concert at the Vanemuine Tartu Theater in Estonia
-National concert with the Almaty orchestra in Kazakhstan, with live national TV and radio.

He performs the world premiere of the opera Il Sordo written by Leo Nucci in Joseph's role at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza.

There are many activities and debuts matured since the first approaches to the study, mentioning some such as La Cambiale di Matrimonio by G. Rossini at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, La Rita by G. Donizetti at the Gardone Theater and various representations of sacred music: Mass in C by W. A. Mozart at the Church of S. Giorgio in Milan, Mass in si by F. Schubert in Taino.

Numerous concerts abroad between:
Marrakech, Spain, Bordeaux (France), Belgium, Budva and Aspraspitia (Greece), Italy.

Ivan Defabiani



Title Bachelor in Opera Singing
Conservatory / University / College Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music
Awards N/A
Languages Spoken Italian

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