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Gionfriddo Roberto



Equally acclaimed by both public and press, Hamburg-born Italian tenor Roberto Gionfriddo has developed a profile in recent years as a multi-faceted unique performer with a repertoire encompassing baroque through to contemporary styles and who is equally at home in opera, recital and concert.
Roberto Gionfriddo studied in Frankfurt and Lübeck. His most important artistic influence was Prof. Marianne Spiecker-Henke. First engagements took him to the Kammeroper Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt am Main Chamber Opera), the Mecklemburgische Staatstheater Schwerin (State Theatre of Mecklemburg), Opernfestspiele Bad Hersfeld (Bad Hersfeld Festival Opera) and to Bielefeld, Hagen und Gießen Theatres. From 1998 to 2003 he was soloist in the ensemble of Lübeck Theatre and then at the St. Gallen State Theatre. He is currently engaged as a soloist at the Freiburg Theatre. Guest engagements have taken him to the Basel Theatre, Teatro Massimo of Palermo and regularly to the Bregenz Festival.
Some of his most important roles from recent years include his interpretation of Loge in Das Rheingold and Mime in Siegfried in Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Freiburg Theatre. Ludwig Steinbach critiqued in Der Oprnfreund: "For Loge Roberto Gionfriddo brought wonderfully focused, distinctive tenor material", and: "Roberto Gionfriddo is perhaps the best Mime one can currently hear. With an exceptionally even, well focused, centred and well sounding tenor he sang the role devoid of cliches, and purely vocally gave the role an heroic colour." Further highlights in Freiburg were his Herodes in Richard Strauss’ Salome and the Knusperhexe in Hänsel und Gretel. Equally at home in Italian as German repertoire he has also sung, among others, the roles of Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Tamino (Zauberflöte), Steuermann (Fliegender Holländer), Albert Hering, Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Cassio (Otello), Valzacchi (Rosenkavalier), Joaquino (Fidelio), Arbace (Idomeneo), Johnny Inkslinger (Paul Bunyan) and Camille de Rosillon (Die lustige Witwe).
His operatic engagements are complimented by concert activity, for example Gustav Mahler’s Lied von der Erde, Arthur Honeggers Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher, Haydns Die Jahreszeiten, Händels Messiah, Elias, Christus and Lobgesang of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Mozart’s Requiem, Christmas oratorios of Bach and Camille Saint-Saëns, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis as well as Puccini Missa di gloria.
His work has been documented by numerous radio and television recordings (NDR, MDR, Deutschlandfunk, RTÈ Irland, ZDF, 3sat). He has worked with conductors such as Gerhard Markson, Patrik Ringbork, Gabriele Ferro, Emilio Pomarico, Steuart Bedford, Ulf Schirmer and Fabrice Bollon, and with directors such as Jérôme Savary, Philipp Himmelmann, Calixto Bieito, David Pountney and Frank Hilbrich.



Repertoire Concert

Composer Title Part lang.

J.S.Bach Weinachtoratorium 1-3 Tenor ger.

Magnificat D-Dur Tenor ger.

BWV 62 Tenor ger.

BWV 211 Kaffee Kantate Tenor ger.

L.van Beethoven Missa Solemnis Tenor lat.

H.Berlioz Lèlio La voix fr.

de Lèlio

J.Haydn Die Jahreszeiten Lukas ger.

Missa Augustiis Tenor lat.

(Nelson Messe)

G.F.Händel The Messiah Tenor engl.

A.Honegger Le Roi David Tenor fr.

Jeanne d`Arc au bûcher Porcus fr.

Un voix

Hèraut I

Le Clerc

G.Mahler Das Lied von der Erde Tenor ger,

F.Mendelssohn Elias Obadjah ger.

Bartholdy Ahab

Lobgesang Tenor ger.

Christus Tenor ger.

Der 95.Psalm Tenor ger.

W.A,Mozart Requiem Tenor lat.

Vesperae solennes Tenor

de confessore

Missa Solemnis in C KV 337 Tenor lat.

Missa in C KV 317 Tenor lat.

Missa Brevis in C KV 220 Tenor lat.

G.Puccini Missa di Gloria Tenor lat.

A Ramirez Misa Criolla Tenor span.

M Reger Oh Haupt voll Blut und Wunden Tenor ger.

G.Rossini Missa di Gloria Tenor lat.

C.Saint-Saens Oratorio de Noel Tenor lat.

F.Schubert Messe B-Dur Tenor lat.

F.Thieriot Te Deum Tenor lat.


Repertoire Opera

Composer Title Part Sung for the last lang.

time in

Wagner Das Rheingold Loge 05.2012 ger.

Das Rheingold Mime 01.2011 ger.

Die Walküre Siegmund 05.2012 ger.

Siegfried Mime 05.2012 ger.

Der fliegende Holländer Steuermann 10.1998 ger.

Weil Der Kuhandel Ximenes 07.2004 ger.

Die sieben Todsünden 2. Tenor 04.2000 ger.

Verdi Otello Cassio 02.2012 ital.

Falstaff Bardolfo 12.2005 ital.

I Vespri Siciliani Tebaldo 10.2000 ital.

Aida Messagero 10.2001 ital.

C.Saint-Saens Samson und Dalilah Un Messager 07.2010 fr.

(in concert) Philistine

B.Smetana The Bartered Bride Vasek 07.2009 ger.

R.Strauss Salome Herodes 10.2009 ger.

3 Jude 09.1995 ger.

Elektra Junger 05.2007 ger. Diener

Der Rosenkavalier Valzacchi 12.2006 ger.

G.Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Fiorello 10.2007 ital.

Un Turco in Italia Arbace 06.2002 ger.

G.Puccini Turandot Pong 12.2003 ital

Il Tabarro Tinca 12.2002 ital.

Gianni Schicchi Rinuccio 12.2002 ital.

Gherardo 12.2002 ital.

Madame Butterfly Goro 06.2008 ital.

Tosca Spoletta 03.2011 ital.

J. Offenbach Orphèe aux enfers Orphèe 06.2011 ger.

G.Menotti Amahl and the Kaspar 12.1997 ger.

Night Visitors

W.A.Mozart Cosi fan tutte Ferrando 04.2002 ital.

Die Zauberflöte Tamino 03.2000 ger.

Monostatos 12.1999 ger.

Le nozze di Figaro Don Basilio 12.1998 ital.

Don Curzio 11.2003 ital.

Idomeneo Arbace 04.2007 ital.

Mitridate Marzio 06.2008 ital.

Lucio Silla Aufidio 04.2009 ital.

Zaide Soliman 04.2006 dt.

R.Leoncavallo I Pagliacci Beppe 03.2002 ital.

M.Kagel Aus Deutschland Hund 06.2012 ger.

Schwarzer König



L.Janacek Z Mrtvèho Domu Cerevin 10.2012 czech

From the house

of the dead

E.Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel Hexe 04.2011 ger.

M. Gretry Zemire et Azor Azor 06.2003 fr.

C.Gounod Romèo e Juliette Benvolio 10.1999 fr.

C.Debussy La Chute de la Le Mèdecin 05.2012 fr

Maison Usher

G.Donizetti Lucia di Normanno 02.2008 it.


L.v.Beethoven Fidelio Joaquino 11.1999 it.

( in concert)

F.Boieldieu Le Chaperon Rouge Barone Rodolphe 04.2002 fr.

B.Britten Paul Bunyan Inxlinger 08.2008 ger.

Albert Herring Albert Herring 05.1994 ger.

Death in Venice Glassmaker 03.1999 ger.

Strolling Player

F.Busoni Arlecchino oder Arlecchino 05.2010 ger.

die Fenster

(in concert)

In preparation:

R Strauss Ariadne auf Bacchus 11.2012 ger.


K.Weill Aufstieg und Jim Mahony 06.2013 ger.

Fall der Stadt


März-Juni 13 Pikovaya Dama P.I.Tschaikowsky in russischer Sprache Rolle Herman
Okt13-Feb 14 Csardasfürstin E. Kalman in deutscher Sprache Rolle Edwin
Feb-März 14 Tannhäuser R.Wagner in deutscher Sprache Rolle Walther von der Volgelweide
Juli 14 Parsifal R.Wagner in deutscher Sprache Rolle Parsifal
Okt 14-Mai 16 Carmen G.Bizet in fanz. Sprache Rolle Don Jose