Giovanni Sala

Giovanni Sala

Born in Lecco in 1992, Giovanni Sala started his musical studies at a very early age at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Como. Winner of the “Competition for young opera singers AsLiCo” in 2014, he debuted as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni directed by Graham Vick and as Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore at the Teatro Sociale in Como.

In 2015 he won the “International Competition of the Teatro alla Scala Academy” in Milan, where he debuted the role of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, the role of Hervey in Anna Bolena, and Ferrando in Così fan tutte at the Theatre Carlo Felice in Genoa. He made his debut as Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff in the 2014/2015 Teatro Comunale of Ferrara Opera season and at the Ravenna Festival conducted by Riccardo Muti. Other notable engagements from the past seasons include Missa Defunctorum by Paisiello in Florence and Pavia in collaboration with Teatro alla Scala conducted by Riccardo Muti, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis in Trieste, conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio conducted by Fabio Luisi for the very opening season of Teatro di Camogli.

In 2020 Giovanni reprised the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni directed by D. Livermore for Macerata Opera Festival. For the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, he performed the role of Orfeo in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with the direction of P.L. Pizzi and conducted by Ottavio Dantone and Accademia Bizantina Orchestra. He was Gomatz in Mozart’s Zaide for Opera Lombardia directed by Graham Vick, and Ferrando in Così fan tutte, under the baton of Riccardo Muti at the Teatro Regio di Torino.

Future engagements include Thais in Milan, Haydn’s La Creazione with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, and Don Giovanni in Turin and Berlin.