RAMTIN GHAZAVI (Tenor)
Born in 1980 in Iran, he began his opera singing studies in Italy from 2003-2008. He graduated under the guidance of Vittorio Terranova at the “Conservatory of music G. Verdi in Milan”. Then he succeeded in the competition for the selection of “ La Scuola dell’Opera Italiana” at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, where he attended several master classes with Bruno Bartoletti, Renato Palumbo, Luis Alva, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Francisco Araiza.
In 2007, he joined for the first time the choir of Teatro alla Scala and Philharmonic choir of La Scala where he had the opportunity to experience working with the greatest conductors, directores and singers in the most famous theatre of the world.
In 2008 he debuted in "Wozzeck" ( composed by Alban Berg; conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by Jurgen Flimm) He also played in "pop quartet" in Opera "1984" conducted and composed by Lorin Maazel at "Teatro alla Scala”. With the Scala Filarmonic Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, he performed "Chichester Psalms" of Leonard Bernstein, televised on La7. He was the “cover” for "Alfredo" in "La Traviata" of G.Verdi at Teatro alla Scala, conducted by Carlo Montanaro and directed by Liliana Cavani, where he had the opportunity of singing with Renato Bruson and Mariella Devia. He also played In "La Bohème" by G. Puccini, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and the directed by Franco Zeffirelli at " Teatro alla Scala”. Among the many concerts he participated in Casamari opera festival, "The 5 International Tenors”, a tribute to Luciano Pavarotti.
In 2009, he played in “I due Foscari”, by G. Verdi, conducted by Stefano Ranzani, and directed by Cesare Lievi. In the same year he played in "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi directed by Henning Brockhaus, and conducted by G.M.Bisanti at “Teatro Pergolesi” of Jesi; “Teatro dell'Aquila” of Fermo; and the Nuovo Teatro G. Verdi of Brindisi.
In the occasion of the premium of Teatro comunale di Bologna he played in "Salome" by R. Stauss, conducted by Nicola Luisotti, and directed by Gabriele Lavia. He also played the role of the “Gran sacerdote” in "Idomeneo” by W.A. Mozart and conducted by Michele Mariotti, and directed by Davide Livermore, at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Teatro Comunale di Modena, Teatro Dante Alighieri di Ravenna and Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia.
He was the guest of many other important theaters in Europe such as Theatrè des Champs-Elysèes in Paris, in may of 2011 with I due Foscari of G. Verdi in the concert conducted by Daniele Callegari broadcasted live on Radio France.
He returned to collaborate with Teatro alla scala in october of 2011 in "Der Rosenkavalier" by R. Strauss, Conducted by Philippe Jordan, and directed by Herbert Wernicke. In july of 2012 he performed in "Manon" by J. Massenet conducted by Fabio Luisi and directed by Laurent Pelly in Teatro alla Scala.