Every year musical talents from all over the world enliven festivals and concerts held throughout the Gallura area.
BERNARDO DE MURO
He is one of the most well-known tenors on the historical international scene, who inspired all of the Academy's work and artistic events.
Stage costumes, photos, portraits, playbills, engravings and a collection of interesting personal objects relating to the tenor's career are preserved in the Palazzo degli Scolopi.
1st International competition for young opera singers
Bernardo De Muro
The “Bernardo De Muro” International Competition for young opera singers is ready to debut. Aimed at opera singers with no age or nationality limits, it will involve a prestigious international jury who will give out several important awards, including cash prizes, special prizes, artistic compositions. Follow us to stay updated!
Originally from Georgia, he studied singing at the Tbilisi State Conservatory, specialising at the National Centre of Lyric Artists in Marseille and at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, where he obtained a Master's degree in singing under the guidance of Maestro Desderi. His most significant achievements include participation in the prestigious Château de Lacoste Festival in 2011 and the awarding of the prize for best male voice in 2013 at the Cantiere Lirico of the Goldoni Theatre in Livorno. Mamuka Lomidze sang in theatres and prestigious halls including Opéra de Toulon, Opéra de Marseille and Opéra National de Montpellier (France), Slovene National Theatre Maribor (Slovenia), Batumi State Musical Centre and Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Georgia), Saaremaa Opera Festival (Estonia) and Opera Festival (Lodz, Poland). His roles have included Germont (La Traviata), Rigoletto (Rigoletto), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Sancho (Don Quixote), Scarpia (Tosca), Lord Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Nicolò (Parisina) and Escamillo (Carmen).
Born in Bari and graduating from the Milan Conservatory under the guidance of Vittorio Terranova, Dario Di Vietri has perfected the study of his repertoire with great names including the Maestros Sergio La Stella and Nelson Guido Calzi. He made his debut in the 2009/2010 season as Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly for Operalombardia. In 2014 he was a finalist in the “Una Voce per l'Arena” Competition in collaboration with the Arena di Verona Foundation, where he subsequently made his debut as Calaf in Turandot. From that moment on he took part in various musical contests in Italy and abroad. Throughout 2019 he played numerous roles: Don José in Carmen for Opera Carolina, Calaf in Turandot for the inauguration of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan in collaboration with the Deutsche Oper Am Rhein and, finally, he made his debut as Manrico in Il Trovatore at the National Opera of Tirana and as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Eptapyrgion Festival in Thessaloniki.
Born in Florence, the baritone Devid Cecconi stands out for having won first prize at the "Mattia Battistini" International Singing Competition in 2006. His repertoire includes roles like Falstaff, Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera), Macbeth, Gerard (Andrea Chenier) and Rodrigo (Don Carlo). In the past few seasons he has played the title role in Rigoletto at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, directed by Daniel Oren and on tour in Italy; Il Tabarro at the Luciano Pavarotti Theatre in Modena, Piacenza and Ferrara; La Forza del Destino, Rigoletto, Nabucco at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa; Pagliacci and Aida at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome; Rigoletto and Madame Butterfly in Salerno; Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi in Ravenna, Modena and on tour in Tuscany; Madame Butterfly at the National Center of Performing Arts in Mumbai; Giovanna d'Arco directed by Bruno Bartoletti at the Teatro Regio in Parma, a theatre with which he was then the star of a tour in China with Rigoletto. His latest characters include Scarpia in Tosca at the Teatro di Cagliari and at the Carlo Felice in Genoa; Gerard in Andrea Chenier in Trieste and Toulon, Aida and Nabucco in Split; Tonio in Pagliacci in Florence and Rigoletto in Ferrara and on tour in Italy.