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Francesco Demuro was born in Porto Torres, Sardinia, in January 1978. Between 2003 and 2004 he studied at the Conservatory in Sassari, then he enrolled himself as a private student at the Conservatory in Cagliari, where he received lessons by soprano Elisabetta Scanu. His 2007 debut in Parma with Luisa Miller was a great success both for the critics and the audience and he received invitations from some of the most important Italian and foreign opera houses. Between 2007 and 2009 he sang Luisa Miller again in Sassari, and he debuted in Turin with Rigoletto, that he also sang in Hong Kong in a tournée with Teatro Regio di Parma. Further highlights of those seasons include Simon Boccanegra at the Megaron in Athens, Rigoletto in Dresden conducted by Fabio Luisi and at Festival Verdi in Parma and La Bohème in Bari. He obtained great reviews from public and critics for his Spanish debut in Roberto di Devereux in Las Palmas and he sang La Traviata at Teatro Municipal in Santiago (Cile) and Rigoletto in Beijing, in tournée with Teatro Regio di Parma. In October 2009 he made his debut in the USA singing La Traviata at Seattle Opera to great acclaim,

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Francesco Demuro was born in Porto Torres, Sardinia, in January 1978. Between 2003 and 2004 he studied at the Conservatory in Sassari, then he enrolled himself as a private student at the Conservatory in Cagliari, where he received lessons by soprano Elisabetta Scanu.

His 2007 debut in Parma with Luisa Miller was a great success both for the critics and the audience and he received invitations from some of the most important Italian and foreign opera houses. Between 2007 and 2009 he sang Luisa Miller again in Sassari, and he debuted in Turin with Rigoletto, that he also sang in Hong Kong in a tournée with Teatro Regio di Parma. Further highlights of those seasons include Simon Boccanegra at the Megaron in Athens, Rigoletto in Dresden conducted by Fabio Luisi and at Festival Verdi in Parma and La Bohème in Bari. He obtained great reviews from public and critics for his Spanish debut in Roberto di Devereux in Las Palmas and he sang La Traviata at Teatro Municipal in Santiago (Cile) and Rigoletto in Beijing, in tournée with Teatro Regio di Parma.

In October 2009 he made his debut in the USA singing La Traviata at Seattle Opera to great acclaim, and then he obtained a huge personal success at Suntory Hall in Tokyo with Così Fan Tutte. Further highlights include La Traviata in Valencia with M° Maazel, Lucia di Lammermoor in Hamburg and Warsaw, La Traviata and Rosenkavalier in Dresden, L’Elisir d’Amore at La Scala in Milan (debut), La Bhoème in Detroit, Maria Stuarda in Athens, L’Elisir d’Amore and La Bohème at Wiener Staatsoper, a new production of Rigoletto at Wiener Festwochen conducted by M° Wellber and directed by Luc Bondy.

In summer 2011 he obtained great reviews from public and critics at Arena di Verona, where he opened the summer season singing La Traviata. His subsequent debut at the Royal Opera House in London with Gianni Schicchi conducted by M° Pappano was a huge success, and they invited him again to sing Alfredo in La Traviata.

The season continues with La Traviata at Berlin Staatsoper, in Limoges and at Wiener Staatsoper, Falstaff in Verona, Rigoletto in Hamburg, Don Pasquale at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Macbeth in Munich.

Between 2012 and 2013, Rigoletto, Così Fan Tutte and Falstaff in San Francisco with M° Luisotti, La Traviata at Berlin Staatsoper and at Oper Frankfurt, Mozart’s Requiem in Verona, Falstaff at La Scala, La Bohème in Seattle, Maria Stuarda in Bilbao, Rigoletto at Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Roméo et Juliette at Arena di Verona.

Most recently, he was higly praised for his interpretation of Duca di Mantova in the Rigoletto taken in tournée to Tokyo by La Scala and conducted by M° Dudamel, and he sang Don Pasquale in Verona, again Rigoletto in Seattle, La Traviata in Las Palmas and Bari.

Future plans include: La Traviata at Opéra Bastille, Metropolitan in New York, Royal Opera House, Munich and Madrid, Maria Stuarda at Champs Elysées, Falstaff at La Scala.

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"As Alfredo, Francesco Demuro made a US debut that may well turn out to have been a significant moment in the annals of American opera. [...] To call the young Sardinian tenor a spectacular talent is to do him less than justice: this is an artist not merely spectacular but profound and potentially great. "

Bernard Jacobson, The Seattle Times

"Demuro, a memorable Duke of Mantua last fall, gives a captivating performance of "Un'aura amorosa," particularly in a gorgeous piano restatement. Sly, attempting to seduce Dorabella out of her fiance's locket in the duet "Il core vi dono," sings with heart-melting tenderness."

Michael J. Vaughn, Operaville

"As Rodolfo, Francesco Demuro was a compact force. He was a pleasure to watch, and his sparkling tenor was a delight to hear."

Margaret Higginson, The Sun Break

"By the time "Che gelida manina" arrived, I had been waiting breathlessly to see if the brilliance I had heard in the opening moments from Demuro’s voice would be borne out in the demanding arias. And sheer, stunning brilliance was what he possessed. The delivery was pure; powerful and riveting without being forced in any way. This might have been the best Italian aria I have ever heard sung in live performance. It was exhiliarating, effortlessly so: by the time "O soave fanciulla" was finished, it was clear that Demuro has a voice that, at its best, is reminiscent of the great Italian tenors of the 20th century."

Lorin Wilkerson, Oregon Music News

"Tenor Francesco Demuro makes an impressive debut at San Francisco Opera in the role of "The Duke of Mantua" -- a completely unsympathetic character, the Bad Boy of sexual conquests, the cad you love to hate. [...] Demuro's beautiful and ringing lyric tenor has the passion behind it for this prize Verdi role."

Sean Martinfield, The Huffington Post