Born in Florence, Gianluca Margheri began to study music dramaturgy before studying singing at the Cherubini Conservatory of Music in Florence. In 2009 he won the Toti dal Monte International Competition in Treviso, and debuted as Villotto in Haydn’s La vera costanza under Jesús López-Cobos at Teatro Real Madrid, at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège and the theatres of Saint-Étienne, Rouen and Reggio Emilia. Recent highlights include his debut in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Hungarian State Opera), Rossini’s Stabat Mater (Opera Firenze), Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Teatro Massimo, Palermo), Purcell’s The Fairy Queen (Hungarian State Opera), the title role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (Theater St Gallen), Asdrubale in Rossini’s La pietra del paragone and the Count in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (Teatro Lirico di Cagliari), and Talbot in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda in Riga. He sang Asdrubale under Daniele Rustioni for his Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro debut, and Garibaldo in Handel’s Rodelinda for his Gran Teatre del Liceu debut in Barcelona. He made his INO debut in the title role of the Olivier Award-winning production of Vivaldi’s Bajazet, a co-production with the Royal Opera. He is an enthusiastic concert singer with a repertoire encompassing works by Charpentier, Handel, Mozart, Fauré and Brahms. Conductors he has collaborated with include James Conlon, Zubin Mehta, Marco Armiliato, Friedrich Haider, Riccardo Frizza, Andrea Battistoni, Roland Böer, Alan Curtis, Jonathan Webb and Gabriele Ferro.