Born in 1987 in Trieste, Christian Federici made his debut as Conte d’Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro at Teatro Bonci in Cesena directed by Matelda Cappelletti and conducted by Claudio Desderi with whom he had studied at the Scuola di Musica in Fiesole. In October 2017 he returned to Teatro Bonci singing the title role in Don Giovanni (Desderi/Cappelletti). In 2019 he made his debut in France singing Conte d’Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Marseille (Shanahan/Boussard).
In 2018 he won the competitions of Teatro Lirico Sperimentale “Adriano Belli” in Spoleto and “Toti Dal Monte” in Treviso, which resulted in further performances as Conte d’Almaviva in Treviso, Jesi (2018) and Ferrara (2019). He recently made his debut in France singing Conte d’Almaviva at the Opéra de Marseille (Shanahan/Boussard).
In concert he has sung Mozart’s Krönungsmesse, Charpentier’s Te Deum and given recitals of Schubert’s Winterreise and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.
Christian Federici started studying piano at the age of six, receiving diplomas from the Conservatories “G. Tartini” in Trieste and “J. Tomadini” in Udine. He also studied the organ, becoming organist in the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia. In 2013 he graduated in Computer Science at the University of Udine. He began studying voice in 2015 with pianist Sabina Arru and then with the tenor Federico Lepre. He has taken part in masterclasses, courses and workshops held by Claudio Desderi, Matelda Cappelletti, Francesca Patanè, Karen Stone, Alessandro Svab, Lucia Mazzaria, Lorenzo Regazzo, Rolando Panerai and Patrizia Ciofi.
Recent performances include Steno in Donizetti’s Marino Faliero in Bergamo, Morales Carmen at the Ravenna Festival, Belcore L’elisir d’amore for the Piccolo Festival of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the contemporary opera Tancredi appresso al combattimento (C. Ambrosini – 2017) at the Cantiere Internazionale di Montepulciano, and Uberto in Pergolesi’s La serva padrona in Arezzo.
Plans include Sharpless Madama Butterfly for Opéra de Avignon, and his debut at the Royal Opera House as Angelotti Tosca (both postponed due to the pandemic).
“Christian Federici mi ha colpito sin dal primo istante per imponenza scenica, fascino attoriale, bellezza e potenza della voce. Un perfetto Escamillo confinato in questa circostanza a interpretare Moralès. Spero di ascoltarlo presto come torero, perché la sua voce sicuramente è adattissima a quel ruolo. E’ riuscito comunque a fare di Moralès un grande ruolo.” In English: Christian Federici impressed me from the first moment for scenic grandeur, actor charm, beauty and power of the voice. A perfect Escamillo confined in this circumstance to interpret Moralès. I hope to hear him soon as torero, because his voice is certainly very suitable for that role. However, he managed to make Moralès a great role. Marco Lippi/Young Slow Journalism
|Bellini||Beatrice di Tenda||Filippo|
|Korngold||Die tote Stadt||Frank-Fritz|
|Mozart||Così fan tutte||Guglielmo|
|Mozart||Don Giovanni||Don Giovanni|
|Mozart||Le Nozze di Figaro||Il Conte d'Almaviva|
|Rossini||Il signor Bruschino||Gaudenzio|
|Stravinsky||The Rake's Progress||Nick Shadow|