Mirko Guadagnini – tenor
Thanks to his warm and versatile voice, his repertoire ranges from baroque to Lieder, from Mozart to the authors of 20th and 21st Century. After winning the As.Li.Co competition in 1998, he made his operatic debut and since then his career has taken flight. He has sung under the baton of many renowned conductors, such as Riccardo Muti, Zubin Metha, Bruno Campanella, Roberto Abbado, M. Whun Chung, Donato Renzetti, Evelino Pidò, J. E. Gardiner, Marcello Viotti, Kasushi Ono, Daniele Rustioni, Claus Peter Flor.
In his solo career he has performed in a number of major theatres, like Teatro alla Scala, Paris Châtelet, Narodni Divadlo in Prague, Teatro Regio di Torino, Cuvilliès in Munchen, Opéra de Lyon, Seoul Opera, Opéra de Montecarlo, La Fenice di Venezia, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Comunale di Bologna, Verdi di Firenze, Comunale di Firenze, Grand Theâtre in Geneve, Comunale di Modena, Seattle Theatre, Opéra de Montpellier, Madrid Auditorio, Opera di Roma.
He has appeared with many internationally recognized orchestras, such as the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Radio France, Freiburger Orchester, Mozarteum Orchester, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Accademia Bizantina, L’Europa galante, Les Arts Florissants, La Venexiana, Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra del Maggio Fiorentino, I Pomeriggi musicali, Orchestra della Valle d’Itria, La Verdi di Milano.
In 2005, he made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in the baroque repertoire as Rinaldo by Haendel conducted by Ottavio Dantone. Again in 2011, 2015 and 2016 he has been singing in Scala in Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria and L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi under the baton of Rinaldo Alessandrini.
In 2008, he has been the recipient of a Grammy Award, Choc du Monde and Amadeus Prize thanks to a version of Monteverdi’s Orfeo together with La Venexiana and Claudio Cavina, nominated best baroque opera cd of the year.
Together with great maestros such as J. E. Gardiner, W. Christie, I. Bolton, R. Alessandrini, R. Jacobs, P. Neumann, O. Dantone, F. Biondi, F. Bernius, G. Antonini, E. Onofri e C. Cavina he has been studying the baroque repertoire in depth.
Mirko Guadagnini is the only Italian tenor of the current generation who has sung, performed and recorded all three roles of Monteverdi’s triptych (Orfeo, Ulisse and Nerone) with important conductors such as William Christie, Claudio Cavina and Rinaldo Alessandrini.
Alongside the baroque repertoire, he has also a profound knowledge of contemporary works and authors.
Since 2000, he has been performing the most renowned cycles in the lied tradition, such as Die Winterreise, Die schöne Müllerin, Die schöne Magelone and Dichterliebe, ranging from Britten to Mahler, Haydn and Beethoven.
He made his debut as conductor in 2013 with the Petite Messe by Rossini. Since, he has intensified his conducting activity, giving a number of concerts both at Festival Liederiadi (Chabrier, Debussy, Misa criolla, Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Via Crucis by Liszt) and in other venues in Milano.
In 2015, he has also conducted an opera transposition of Romancero Gitano by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, named Volver, and in March 2016 the opera Amadigi di Gaula by Handel at Piccolo Teatro Studio in Milano.