Giorgio Berrugi


The Italian tenor has risen rapidly to international prominence. Recent seasons have been highlighted by La bohème (Teatro Regio di Torino), commemorating the work's 120th anniversary; Romeo and Juliet (Arena di Verona); Simon Boccanegra (La Scala); and Der Rosenkavalier (Covent Garden). Berrugi has also sung the Verdi Requiem in ten cities: New York with the London Symphony Orchestra; Milan with the Filarmonica della Scala; Paris at the Théâtre des ChampsElysées; Rome at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; and Lucerne, Hong Kong, Manchester, Dallas, Valencia and Riga. Earlier this season Berrugi was heard as Nemorino (Turin), Cavaradossi (Rome), and Rodolfo (Naples). Following Lyric's Traviata he will travel to Frankfurt to sing the title role/La damnation de Faust and to Vienna for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Vienna Philharmonic. Before becoming a singer, Berrugi held the first-clarinet position in the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma before beginning his vocal training in 2007. He debuted in opera as Rodolfo at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice and built his repertoire of leading roles during three seasons as an ensemble member of the Semperoper in Dresden. The tenor starred there in Carmen, Un ballo in maschera, Tosca, L'elisir d'amore, Rigoletto, and Hans Werner Henze’s Gisela (world premiere).

Lyric debut: Alfredo Germont/La traviata (2018/19)

Last updated: February 2, 2019