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Giacomo Prestia

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Born in Florence, he studied singing with Maestro Sergio Catoni. Winner of several International Competitions, among them: Voci Verdiane in Busseto and Pavarotti Competition in Philadelphia.

He debuted in 1991 in Alzira in Fidenza. He immediately embarked on a brilliant international career, this led to appearances at the main opera theatres worldwide: Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera National de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Opernhaus in Zurich, Real in Madrid, Liceu in Barcelona, Berlin, Colon in  Buenos Aires, Comunale in Bologna, San Carlo in Napoli, Philarmonie in Berlin, Regio in Parma, Massimo in Palermo. He has worked with such eminent conductors as Claudio Abbado, Myung-Whun Chung, Antonio Pappano, Zubin Metha, Riccardo Muti, George Prêtre, Renato Palumbo, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Baremboim, Daniel Oren, Nello Santi, Bruno Campanella, Maurizio Benini, Michele Mariotti, Jader Bignamini, Francesco Pasqualetti.

Among the most relevant operatic engagements: the debut in I vespri Siciliani at Regio in Parma, Macbeth in Bilbao and Monaco-Montecarlo, Aida for the opening of the 74° Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at Scala in Milano, at Liceu in Barcelona, at Opera de Paris and Arena in Verona, Norma in Bari and Torino, Lucia di Lammermoor and Masnadieri in Napoli, Don Carlo in Vienna, Berlin, Torino, Modena and Piacenza, La Forza del Destino debuted in Sydney, Simon Boccanegra in Budapest, Parma and Torino, Les Troyens conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by David McVicar at Scala in Milano, Simon Boccanegra at Fenice in Venezia conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, Don Carlo in Melbourne and Berlin and the opening of the season 2015/16 with Aida in Torino conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and directed by William Friedkin, Norma in Napoli conducted by Nello Santi, Mefistofele in Pisa, Lucca and Rovigo conducted by Francesco Pasqualetti and directed by Enrico Stinchelli, Simon Boccanegra in Las Palmas, and in Sydney conducted by Renato Palumbo, Aida  at La Monnaie in Bruxelles, Don Carlo in Berlin conducted by Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Aida in Macerata conducted by Riccardo Frizza and staged by Francesco Micheli, Aida (concert) Gstaad conducted by Gianandrea Noseda with the London Symphony Orchestra and the choir of Teatro Regio of Torino and Aida in Muscat always with Maestro Noseda.

Among his next engagements: Rigoletto in Parma for the celebration of Leo Nucci's fifty years of career, Gioconda conducted by Daniele Callegari in Piacenza, Reggio Emilia and Modena, Macbeth in Liege.

From 2015 Giacomo Prestia started his activity as writer, publishing a thriller with Viola Publisher in Rome. His first work is titled “Operazione 1009”, a story set in Firenze, Roma and Iraq.