LUCIO GALLO was born in Taranto and educated in the school of Elio Battaglia, under whose guidance he graduated with honors at Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi" in Turin.
Winner of several national and international competitions (Conegliano Veneto, Francisco Vinas, Prize "Mira Factors"), his prestigious artistic career led him to perform in the world most important theaters and concert halls such as: Metropolitan Opera New York, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Staatsoper and Musikverein in Wien, Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper in Berlin, Salzburg Festival, Opernhaus Zürich, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, La Monnaie in Brussels, New National Theatre of Tokyo, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro dell’Opera e Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
His gifts as a performer and his refined vocal technique allow him to sing form Rossini to Mozart, from Puccini to Wagner, Donizetti, Verdi and also contemporary music. Among the countless roles of his repertoire, we can mention Figaro (both in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and in Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Leporello and Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, Dandini (La cenerentola), Malatesta and Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Lord Enrico (Lucia di Lamermoor), Marcello (La bohème), Jack Rance (La fanciulla del West), Scarpia (Tosca), Germont (La traviata), Ford and Falstaff (Falstaff), Amonasro (Aida), Marchese di Posa (Don Carlo), Jago (Otello), Macbeth, Rigoletto, Simon Boccanegra, Telramund (Lohengrin), Holländer (Der fliegende Holländer), Golaud (Pelleas et Melisande), Onegin, Wozzeck, Vincenzo Gellner (La Wally), Don Pizarro (Fidelio), Gerard (Andrea Chénier).
He has worked with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Colin Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Antonio Pappano, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sir Jeffrey Tate.
He made also an intensive concert career with lieder and oratorio. He has taught vocal technique at the Academy Pescara Music and he has taught in master courses at the Hugo Wolf Accademy in Acquasparta directed by Elio Battaglia. He brought on stage Tribute to Frank Sinatra with Claudio Chiara Jazz Quintet. He has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Decca and Fonit Cetra (Warner).
LATEST PERFORMANCES: Nabucco at Opernhaus Zürich; Il tabarro at BBC Proms in London; Così fan tutte and Don Pasquale at ROH Covent Garden London; Così fan tutte (Don Alfonso) at Staatsoper Berlin with Daniel Barenboim; Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at Opernhaus Zurich; Tosca at Semperoper Dresden and in Stuttgart; Boito’s Nerone at Bregenz Festival; Falstaff at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Carmen under the baton of Daniel Barenboim and Falstaff under the baton of Zubin Mehta at Staatsoper Berlin; Fidelio at Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Tosca at Liceu de Barcelona, in Seoul, in Taiwan, at Deutsche Oper Berlin and at Opera Australia Sydney; Macbeth in Tel Aviv.
FORTHCOMING PROJECTS: Lohengrin at Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Carmen at Staatsoper Berlin; Falstaff in Stuttgart and in Hamburg; The Queen of Spades at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Don Giovanni (title role) at Saatsoper Berlin.