Manico Tedeschi, tenor
Internationally acclaimed Canadian tenor, Manrico Tedeschi, was born in Montreal of Italian parents and his distinguished career of almost 20 years has led him to such famed opera houses as La Scala, Arena di Verona, Berlin Staatsoper, Hungarian State Opera, La Fenice, Regio di Parma, Opera Marseilles, Regio in Turin, Massimo Bellini in Catania, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Munich Gasteig among others.
He has been privileged to have worked with such distinguished artists as Fiorenza Cossotto, Piero Cappuccilli, Carlo Bergonzi, Elena Obratzova, Giuseppe Giacomini, Aprile Millo, Grace Bumbry, Rolando Panerai, Dimitri Hvorotovsky, Cecilia Bartoli, Leo Nucci and Giorgio Zancanaro.
The fall of 2008 he sang the title role of Otello in Opera di Roma with Riccardo Muti conducting with great success.
Madame Butterfly with Orchestra London conducted by Mario Bernardi(2000), Verdi Requiem with La Société Philharmonique de Montreal, Carmen at Cork Opera, Aida with Operama in Sydney, Canberra in Australia (March 2001), Fanciulla del West in Lucca, Pisa, Bergamo, Ascoli, Livorno (Oct 2001), Samson et Dalila at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova (Dec 2001), Adriana Lecouvreur at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania (March 2002), Tosca in Tokyo and Yokohama (tours with Teatro Comunale di Bologna) in May/June 2002 where he alternates with José Cura, Il Giuramento by Mercadante at Wexford Festival in Ireland (Oct/Nov 2002)
2003 he made his debut in Otello at Opera Tampa. With the New Jersey State Opera he accomplishes the feat of singing both Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci in the same evening with great success. He reprised his Otello in 2004 for the Shanghai opera in a La Fenice production which is seen on TV by 50 million Chinese. Fanciulla del West follows with Opera Orchestra New York at Carnegie Hall. In Prague, he sang Cavalleria Rusticana with Eva Urbanova and a concert at the Spanish Hall for the Czech president. He debuted in the role of Jacopo in Verdi’s I Due Foscari with Lyric Opera in Dublin. In November, 2005, he appeared as Otello at Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon. December 2005– Verdi concerts with the Copenhagen Philharmonic in Denmark
In April of 2006, he performed Pagliacci at The Shanghai Opera. In May 2006 he sang Don Alvaro in Forza del Destion with the Lithuanian Opera in Vilnius. July, 2006 was Otello at the Festival Eurama in Tivoli, Italy. This November he performed Radames in Aida at the Florida Grand Opera. January 2007 – He will perform the Verdi Requiem at Carnegie Hall for the 50th anniversary of the death of Toscanini.
His conductors have included Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Ghennadij Rhozdestvenskij, Alfredo Silipigni, Anton Coppola, Angelo Campori, Maurizio Arena, Donato Renzetti, Robin Stapleton, Mario Bernardi, Alain Guingal, Daniele Gatti, Richard Buckley, Eve Queler and Jan Latham Koenig among others.
He first studied Microbiology and then Civil Engineering at McGill University, before joining the McGill Opera Studio under the direction of Edith and Luciano della Pergola in 1983 as a bass. Continuing his studies privately with Lina Narducci, he studied Music at the Montreal Conservatory of Music.
In 1986, he moved to Italy and studied first with renowned baritone Gino Bechi and then with Arrigo Pola (Pavarotti’s teacher). Other teachers have included such legends as Franco Corelli, Guiseppe Valdengo, Gianni Raimondi,Carlo Bergonzi and Fedora Barbieri.
Manrico now coaches with Canadian tenor Ermanno Mauro.