Born in Florence, Gianluca Margheri began to study music dramaturgy in his home town, bevor he started to study singing at the conservatory “Cherubini” in Florence. He attended plenty of master classes, amongst others, by Carlo Miliciani, Josef Loibl, Sherman Lowe, Michele Pertusi and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo. In 2009, he won the international singing competition Toto Dal Monte di Treviso, whereupon he debuted Villotto/LA VERA COSTANZA under the baton of Jesús López-Cobos at Teatro Real Madrid, at Royal Opera Liege and at the theatres of Sanit-Etienne, Rouen and Reggio Emilia.
His career started on several Italian and international opera stages with roles such as Demetrius/MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM of Benjamin Britten at Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Conte di Almaviva/LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Teatro Magnani Fidenza and DON GIOVANNI in Curitiba (Brazil), Siena and Florence. He sung Enea/DIDO AND AENEAS as well as SATYRICON in the opera houses of Livorno, Lucca and Pisa and Schaunard/LA BOHEME at Teatro Comunale of Modena. At Teatro Rendano of Cosenza he debuted LA BELLA DORMENTE NEL BOSCO of Respighi, and Gugliermo/COSI FAN TUTTE in Florence and Rome. At Teatro Verdi Trieste and Opera Las Palmas he sung Baron/LA TRAVIATA and at Teatro Filarmonico Verona MANON LESCAUT. Furthermore, he was seen in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at Maggio Musicale of Florence and the opera house of Rome. At Festival Alte Musik in Innsbruck he sung Mercurio/L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA and debuted Jago/ERNANI with the Munich Radio Orchestra at Prinzregententheater Munich. He returned to Maggio Musicale to sing DON CARLO and MACBETH and debuted at Teatro Regio of Parma singing Betto/GIANNI SCHICCHI.
Besides his operatic career, Gianluca is an enthusiastic concert singer. His repertoire contains amongst others Charpentier’s TE DEUM, Händel’s MESSIAH, the KRÖNUNGSMESSE, the mass K427 and Mozart’s REQUIEM, G. Faué’s REQUIEM as well as EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM of Brahms.
Gianluca collaborates with leading conductors such as James Conlon, Zubin Mehta, Marco Armiliato, Friedrich Haider, Jesús López-Cobos, Daniele Rustioni, Riccardo Frizza, Andrea Battistoni, Roland Böer, Alan Curtis, Jonathan Webb and Gabriele Ferro.
Highlights of the last seasons include the debut in the title role of DON GIOVANNI at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest, Rossini´s STABAT MATER at the Opera Firenze, Alidoro/LA CENERENTOLA at Teatro Massimo Palermo, THE FAIRY QUEEN at State Opera Budapest, Figaro/LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Theater St. Gallen, Asdrubale/LA PIETRA DEL PARAGONE at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and Talbot/MARIA STUARDA in Riga. Recently he gave his debut at Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro as Asdrubale/LA PIETRA DEL PARAGONE under the baton of Daniele Rustioni and as Raimondo/LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. He sang Conte/LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Teatro Lirico of Cagliari, Apollo/ALCESTE and FERNANDO CORTEZ by Spontini at the Opera Firenze and was the title role in world premiere of IL MINOTAURO at the Spoleto Festival. He was Guglielmo/COSI FAN TUTTE in Fano and he gave his debut as Garibaldo in Händels RODELINDA at Teatro Liceu Barcelona.
Recent and future projects include the title role in Vivaldi´s BAJAZET in Dublin and at Linbury Theatre in London, as well as at Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna and Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO at Teatro Comunale in Bologna, THE FAIRY QUEEN at State Opera Budapest, Banco/MACBETH at Circuito Lirico delle Marche, TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN at Teatro in Ancona and SEMELE in Athen.