Described as "charismatic and fascinating for his acting and vocal naturalness", Davide Giusti has achieved notable successes in the great tenor opera roles such as Rodolfo in La bohème, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Alfredo in La traviata, Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi.
He has sung in prestigious international institutions such as the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Tel Aviv Opera, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, the Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, the Polish National Opera in Warsaw, the Tchaikovsky State Opera in Perm. He collaborates with top conductors such as Kent Nagano, Teodor Currentzis, Myung-Whun Chung, Riccardo Muti, Fabio Biondi, Christian Zacharias, Patrick Fournillier, Francesco Lanzillotta, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Thomas Kemp, Giampaolo Bisanti, Claus Peter Flor, Donato Renzetti, among others.
Extensively active also in recitals and concerts, he has performed Haydn's St. Cecilia Mass, Mozart's Requiem and Great Mass in C minor, Rossini's Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Händel's Messiah, Donizetti's Requiem.
Besides devoting himself to the cornerstones of opera, Davide Giusti has a strong interest in performing rare and contemporary works. He sang, among others, as the Amante in Menotti's Amelia al ballo at the Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto; as the Young Konrad in Tutino's Le Braci at the Festival della Valle d'Itria di Martina Franca and at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
He has recorded with major record labels. His discography includes: Petite Messe Solennelle, G. Rossini (Brilliant Classic), 2014; I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Tebaldo), V. Bellini (Glossa), F. Biondi & Europa Galante, 2015; Il Natale degli Innocenti, N. Rota (DECCA), G. Grazioli, LaVerdi Milano. 2015; Le Braci, M. Tutino, F. Cilluffo (Dynamic), 2015.
Highlights of the 2023/24 season include: a new production of La traviata (Alfredo) at the Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Rigoletto (Duca di Mantova) at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, followed by his US debut with La bohème (Rodolfo) at the Florida Grand Opera in Miami, Verdi's Requiem with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon.
Last season, he debuted with the Royal Opera House Muscat, the Opéra Nice, the Grand Théâtre in Geneva and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano.
Davide Giusti was born in Civitanova Marche (Italy). He graduated with honours from the Conservatorio Pergolesi in Fermo and perfected his studies with Renata Scotto, Raina Kabaivanska, Alberto Zedda and Ernesto Palacio.
He made his debut in 2010 as Ferrando in Così fan tutte at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and in 2012 he attended the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro under the guidance of Alberto Zedda, making his debut as Cavaliere Belfiore in Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims.
He has won prestigious international competitions, including 'Operalia di Plácido Domingo' and 'Renata Tebaldi'.
A gripping, dark, moving Rigoletto from Northern Ireland Opera
Davide Guisti, as the Duke of Mantua, gave a masterclass performance, most notably in how to sing "La donna e mobile". His diction was crystal clear, diligently phrased and he had a sense of vibrant spontaneity. He was able to bring out the darker, sordid side to his character with effortless ease.
Électrisante Bohème à l’Opéra de Toulon