MR. JAMES VALENTI makes his long awaited debut as Edgardo with Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House on September 28th, in their upcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor. Mr. Valenti who arrived to the city two weeks ago, is deeply involved in rehearsals of the Donizetti masterpiece which will run for ten performances under the baton of Maestro Christian Badea.
American tenor James Valenti owns a voice of Italianate lustre which is continually compared to those of the greatest tenors of the post WW ll period: Franco Corelli, Giuseppe di Stefano, and Carlo Bergonzi. The much sought after 6'5" tenor has built a global reputation for his elegant musicianship, commanding stage presence, and ardent vocal style. Mr. Valenti made his sensational professional debut on the stage of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma as Rodolfo in the Franco Zeffirelli production of La Boheme at the age of 25. Since then, he scored one triumphal debut after another in all of the celebrated citadels of Opera, including Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, and Opera National de Paris. Further performances included: Alfredo Germont in La traviata (Royal Opera House and Japan Tour with Anna Netrebko, Simon Keenlyside and Maestro Antonio Pappano, Metropolitan Opera with Angela Gheorghiu and Thomas Hampson, Canadian Opera Company, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Maestro Daniele Gatti, Salzburg Festival with Maestro Carlo Rizzi, the Bayeriesche Staatsoper, Dallas Opera), Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto (Maggio Musicale Florence, Dallas Opera, Palm Beach Opera), Rodolfo (Teatro alla Scala Milan with Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, Dresden Semperoper, Santander, Spain, Tokyo, Japan), Werther (Opera de Lyon in Tokyo, Opera National de Paris with Maestro Emmanuel Plasson, Minnesota Opera), Faust (Trieste, Royal Opera House with Rene Pape and Dimitri Hvorostovsky), Lt. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Royal Opera House filmed in 3D on DVD, Opera National de Paris, Genoa, Marseilles, Chicago with Maestro James Conlon, Vancouver, San Francisco and on a PBS 'Live from Lincoln Center' telecast), Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur (Washington DC), Mr. Valenti has also recorded for EMI/Virgin Classics with Ms. Gheorghiu. Mr. Valenti was honored to receive the prestigious Richard Tucker award in 2010.
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