Born in Naples, he graduated at the G. Martucci Conservatory in Salerno studying withf Giuliana Valente. In February 2010 he graduated in opera singing at the G. Frescobaldi conservatory in Ferrara 110 cum laude under the guidance of the famous Soprano Mirella Freni. He had masterclasses with internationally renowned artists like Katia Ricciarelli and Renato Bruson.
Among competitions he won the "Enrico Caruso" award and was awarded with the first prize at the XI "Mario Lanza" Competition.
He made his debut as Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore and as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Spoleto Festival.
In 2010 he was Rodolfo in La bohème at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari for the opening of the season, conducted by Antonino Fogliani and directed by Boris Stetka. After his debut as Rodolfo, he performed this role at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, on tour in Spain in the main theaters of Bilbao, Toledo, Alicante, Albacete, Zaragoza, Leon, and Cadiz; at the Boboli Gardens Opera Festival, Teatro Sociale in Como, Teatro Grande in Brescia, Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, Teatro Verdi in Trieste (conducted by Donato Renzetti), in Udine and Pordenone.
Giuseppe Talamo also received great success in the role of Alfredo in La traviata, in a production at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, conducted by Ramon Tebar and directed by Sofia Coppola, in the cast has also appeared Placido Domingo.
He took part to other productions of Traviata in Tel Aviv Theater and the Haifa Theater in Israel, at the Grand Theater of Algiers, the Konzert Theater of Bern, the Stadttheater of Giessen, the F. Cilea Theater of Reggio Calabria, the Bellini Theater of Catania, conducted by Jordi Bernacer and directed by Mario Pontiggia.
Among the main titles of his repertoire are Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Macduff in Macbeth in Nancy conducted by Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Arrigo in La battaglia di Legnano, Edoardo di Sanval in Un giorno di regno, Ismaele in Nabucco at Teatro dell'Opera di Rome conducted by Riccardo Muti, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Werther.
His also took part to new written opera works like Jura (CicciottoIaconi) by G. Gabriel at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Il Medico dei Pazzi (Michelino) by G. Battistelli in a successful production at the La Fenice Theatre in Venice and the Opera National de Lorraine in Nancy conducted by Francesco Lanzillotta. Recently he was Marco Polo in the World Premiere of the opera Marco Polo (in Chinese language) by Enjott Schneider at the Quanzhou Grand Theater (China) conducted by Muhai Tang, and European Premiere of the same opera at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genova.
Talamo made his debut in the sacred repertoire of G. Verdi’s Requiem at the Konzerthaus in Vienna conducted byAzis Sadikovic and L. van Beethoven's 9thSymphony at the Teatro F. Cilea in Reggio Calabria.
His intense concert activity led him to perform in important theatres in Italy and abroad including Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, with the Arches of the Scala in Milan, in Lecce, in Livorno, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, San Carlo Theatre in Naples, La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, and in Geneva, Frankfurt, Bucharest, Paris, St. Petersburg, Damascus, Istanbul, Algiers, Baku, Moscow and Oslo.
For Universal Film he recorded the sacred song Panis Angelicus, for the documentary film on the life of Pope John Paul II, for the Bongiovanni label, the cd "Homage to Tito Schipa", and for the Coviello Classic label, the opera "Un Giorno di Regno" by G. Verdi.