Christian Federici

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 2021 he made his debut for Opera Hong Kong as Sharpless Madama Butterfly (Abel/Maestrini) and sang the same role for Opéra de Avignon (Jean/Benoin). The current year includes the role of Turbo in Hadrian by Rufus Wainwright at Teatro Real, Madrid, Escamillo in Kiel, Mozart’s Don Giovanni (title role), and Don Alfonso Così fan tutte in Ravenna, Rimini and Salerno.

Other recent roles include Belcore in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore for the Piccolo Festival of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the contemporary opera Tancredi appresso al combattimento by Claudio Ambrosini at the Cantiere Internazionale di Montepulciano, Uberto in Pergolesi’s La serva padrona in Arezzo, Morales in Bizet’s Carmen for the Ravenna Festival (Ovodok/Micheletti), Steno in Donizetti’s Marino Faliero at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo (Frizza/Ricci), Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago (Veronesi/Sandrelli) and Jake Wallace in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West in Pavia, Como and Cremona (Galli/Cigni).

In concert he has sung Mozart’s Krönungsmesse, Charpentier’s Te Deum and Messe de Minuit, Bach’s Magnificat and Matthäuspassion, and Rutter’s Mass of the Children. He has given recitals of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, Schubert’s Winterreise and Schumann’s Dichterliebe with several pianists such as Eugenio Milazzo, Filippo Gorini, Alessandro Pierfederici and Riccardo Risaliti.

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).

Christian Federici started studying piano at the age of six, receiving diplomas from the Conservatories “G. Tartini” in Trieste and “J. Tomadini” in Udine. In 2013 he graduated in Computer Science at the University of Udine. He began studying voice in 2015 with the tenor Federico Lepre. He has taken part in masterclasses and courses held by Claudio Desderi, Patrizia Ciofi and Gianfranco Montrésor.

Plans include title role Don Giovanni (Ravenna Festival/Rimini/Salerno), Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro in Catania, Marcello in Ravenna, Count of Luna Il Trovatore in Tokyo, and his debut at Teatro all Scala as Roberto in I vespri siciliani.

He is currently recording his first CD of Schubert’s Winterreise with the pianist Elia Macrì.

Gallery

Le Nozze di Figaro (Marseille)
Le Nozze di Figaro (Treviso)
Sharpless (Hong Kong)

Artist Videos

"Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" from Carmen
"È sogno o realtà" (Falstaff)

“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

Opera Repertoire

COMPOSER OPERA ROLE
Bellini Beatrice di Tenda Filippo
Bellini I Puritani Riccardo
Bizet Carmen Escamillo
Donizetti Don Pasquale Malatesta
Donizetti L'elisir d'amore Belcore
Donizetti Lucia de Lammermoor Enrico
Giordano Andrea Chénier Gerard
Korngold Die tote Stadt Frank-Fritz
Leoncavallo Pagliacci Silvio/Tonio
Mozart Così fan tutte Guglielmo
Mozart Don Giovanni Don Giovanni
Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro Il Conte d'Almaviva
Puccini La Bohème Marcello
Puccini La Fanciulla del West Jake Wallace
Puccini Madama Butterfly Sharpless
Puccini Tosca Scarpia
Rossini Il signor Bruschino Gaudenzio
Stravinsky The Rake's Progress Nick Shadow
Verdi Rigoletto Rigoletto
Verdi La Traviata Germont père
Wainwright, Rufus Hadrian Turbo