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GIANCARLO MONSALVE


”Music is the universal language of humanity, no limits and no boundaries. It is a wonderful gift and must be used with the soul to touch the hearts of the people and give life to the feelings that connect us all in a moment of unforgettable magic. This is how I live my life”

BIOGRAPHY

During the last seasons Giancarlo Monsalve conitnued to be internationally acclaimed as one of the leading lirico spinto tenors of his generation, performing in the major Opera houses, Radio, TV stations and Cinemas in the world. In 2010, Giancarlo Monsalve was named Cultural Ambassador, receiving the UNESCO Medal conferred by his City, Valparaiso UNESCO World Heritage

Nowadays2016 was an exciting, successful and acclaimed year around the world with three magnificent role debuts, Pollione, Otello and Andrea Chenier. The inauguration of the Giancarlo Monsalve Foundation, celebrating ten years of successful and unstoppable worldwide career. He won American audience and world critics with his first Pollione in Norma at the Florida Grand Opera followed with a concert tour in Australia and returned to the Teatro Perruzzelli of Bari as Cavaradossi in Tosca. His outstanding debut as Otello in his country, Chile, considered as an historical debut by the critics and debute as Andrea Chenier at the Teatro Comuale of Sassari.

The 2017 begun with the successful return of Monsalve at the Royal Opera House Muscat with the mega event (Celebrating Oman: the Great Journey) followed by Monsalve's role debut as the Chavalier des Grieux in Manon Lescaut. Upcoming engagements for 2017 are major role debuts with Canio in Pagliacci and Manrico Il Trovatore. We also will see Monsalve one more time as Cavaradossi having his House debut in the Opéra de Montréal, Canada.

2018 will see Giancarlo Monsalve in a beautiful Opera gala in the Philharmonie im Gasteig hall in Munich Germany.

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Born in the Chilean city of Valparaíso, where he began his studies of fine arts at the School of "Bellas Artes" in that city. Monsalve began his musical studies on 2001 at the Conservatory Izidor Handler Viña del Mar with soprano Nora Lopez Von Vriessen and tenor Mario Barrientos. Since 2004, Monsalve improves his studies in Italy with soprano Mirella Freni and bass Leodino Ferri - on the path of Ettore Campogalliani and Arturo Melocchi school -. Monsalve had masterclasses with with soprano Montserrat Caballé and tenors Gianfranco Cecchele, Corneliu Murgu, Lando Bartolini, Dano Raffanti and currently with Nicola Martinucci. Has been scenically trained with actor and Chilean director Juan Edmundo González del Valle and Hollywood Stars Coach Bernard Hiller.

Since his debut in the 2006 season of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Giancarlo Monsalve has performed at the Zurich Opera House; Regio of Turin; the Arena di Verona; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, Nice Opera; Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; National Opera of Greece; Washington National Opera; Sferisterio of Macerata; The Dallas Opera; Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon; Dijon; Angers-Nantes; Lausanne; Festival of Solothurn; Avenches Festival; Wielki Opera of Warsaw; Romanian National Opera of Timisoara; Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg; Theater Lübeck; Cologne Opera; Hannover; Leipzig; Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg; NCPA National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai; Royal Opera House of the Sultanate of Oman in Muscat; Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul; among others.

His current repertoire includes the roles of His current repertoire includes the roles of Otello (Otello), Andrea Chénier (Andrea Chénier), Radames (Aida), Pollione (Norma), The Prince Calaf (Turandot), Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca), Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino), Don Carlo (Don Carlo), Don José (Carmen), Ismaele (Nabucco), Rodolfo (Luisa Miller), Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera), Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana), Paolo (Paolo e Francesca by Luigi Mancinelli) Next debut roles in Monsalve's agenda: Canio (Pagliacci) and Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut). Future roles in preparation: Dick Johnson (La Fanciulla del West), Manrico (Il Trovatore), Luigi (Il Tabarro), Enzo (La Gioconda), Haggenbach (La Wally), Maurizio di Sassonia (Adriana Lecouvreur), Loris Ipanov (Fedora), Lohengrin (Lohengrin), Samson (Samson et Dalila) and Rodrigue (Le Cid).

Monsalve has worked with conductors: Patrick Fournillier; Nayden Todorov; Riccardo Muti; Carlo Rizzi; Paolo Carignani; Xian Zhang; Antonello Allemandi; Oleg Caetani; Julian Kovatchev; Valerio Galli; Roberto Rizzi Brignoli; Enrico Dovico; Carlo Montanaro; Jean-Yves Ossonce; Frank Beermann, among others. He has also worked with stage directors: Hugo De Ana; Francesca Zambello; Patrice Caurier et Moshe Leiser; Mario de Carlo; Gianfranco de Bosio; Liliana Cavani; Gianni Quaranta; Garnett Bruce; Alberto Triola; Stephen Langridge; Giancarlo del Monaco; Peter Konwitschny; Lorenzo Mariani; Carlos Wagner, among others.

  • (Honor) On August 11, 2010 the Government of Chile together with the city of Valpartaíso have named Giancarlo Monsalve as Cultural Ambassador conferring him the UNESCO Medal.
  • (Award) On December 6, 2015 the Mascagnian Committee of Bagnara di Romagna, awarded Giancarlo Monsalve with the 35th Golden Mascagni.
  • (Nomination) In June 2016 Giancarlo Monsalve was one of 22 nominated by the Broadway World Magazine and the Dallas Opera for the prize (Maria Callas Artist of the Year 2016) for its Mario Cavaradosi in the Opera Tosca. The award was finally delivered to the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.
  • CINEMA On July 15, 2015 Giancarlo Monsalve made his debut in cinemas of the whole European continent on Live Streaming with the Opera Carmen and from December 2015 projected in the major cinemas of the world
  • RADIO AND TV Giancarlo Monsalve was featured in several television and radio shows around the World, with personal interviews, news, concerts and complete operas. Here we point out some of these appearances in the Global Mass Media

71 pages Electronic Press Kit containing all the information about Monsalve's career.

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Critical Acclaim

CRITICS


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Andrea Chénier

Teatro Comunale di Sassari
(Italy)


(ROLE DEBUT)
Successful return of Andrea Chénier at the Teatro Comunale of Sassari. The applauses were also repeated for the singers. As well as the character's debut in the title role was Giancarlo Monsalve, Chilean tenor of Italian origins, well succeeded in a particularly complex role.

~ (Original language) L'Andrea Chénier torna al Comunale di Sassari con successo. Gli applausi si sono ripetuti anche per i cantanti. Così come al debutto nel personaggio del title-role era Giancarlo Monsalve, tenore cileno di origine italiana, ben disimpegnato in un ruolo particolarmente complesso.

December 2016 by Sassari Notizie Newspaper. www.sassarinotizie.com

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Otello

Teatro Regional del Maule
(Chile)


(ROLE DEBUT)
An 'Otello' Opera that makes history at the Teatro Regional del Maule. The Moorish that interprets the tenor born in Valparaiso, Giancarlo Monsalve, reflects all the atavistic animality of the character and, at the same time, its defenselessness before the intrigue of the envious, and power hungry, Iago. Monsalve collects the expressive force of some reference Otellos to draw his own: the animality and torment of a Ramon Vinay, the strength and sonorous brilliance of a Mario Del Monaco (with that steady emission and blade cutting sonorous trebles) and the scenic ductility of A Plácido Domingo. In Talca there was standing ovation for this young Chilean performer who proves to be in the major leagues of singing worldwide. A memorable debut in Chile and in the role, at the highest level.

November 2016 by José Luis Arredondo A. www.tuiteroscultura.com

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Otello

Teatro Regional del Maule
(Chile)


(ROLE DEBUT)
Spectacular premiere of "Otello" charmed the audience From 8 pm yesterday and for three hours the most awaited production of the year was played on the stage of the Teatro Regional del Maule. The opera "Otello" by Giuseppe Verdi was scene after scene showing the moral and psychological decline of a very particular man. The so-called "Moor of Venice", Otello, perfectly played by the Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve, loved, hated and suffered, managing to share his feelings with the audience that filled the theater. After the end of the opera the audience applauded for long minutes, with many bravos! Including, excited for having had the opportunity to see a show of such quality.
The vice president of the TRM Friends Corporation, César Aldana, the production was "wonderful, I hope that people appreciate this tremendous effort being made by the Regional Theater, with an orchestra that is sounding wonderfully, with a Monsalve as Otello who is a great tenor at a world wide level l level". Sergio Jaime also indicated what he thought "An excellent version. A very complex opera. The tenor showed off splendidly ".

November 2016 by Daniela Bueno www.diarioelcentro.cl

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Otello

Teatro Regional del Maule
(Chile)


(ROLE DEBUT)
Verdi's Otello, a magnific interpretation of the Teatro Regional del Maule. The great surprise was the tenor in charge of the role of Otello, who has been living outside Chile for many years and had not yet sung in our country. Giancarlo Monsalve convinced the audience with his beautiful timbre and great security in the top. This role is covered by tenors with great vocal maturity and we saw here an expert tenor who is also an eloquent interpreter.

~ (Original language) Otello de Verdi, una magnífica interpretación del Teatro Regional del Maule La gran novedad era el tenor a cargo del rol de Otello, quien lleva años radicado fuera de Chile y no había aún cantado en nuestro país. Giancarlo Monsalve convenció a la audiencia con su hermoso timbre y gran seguridad en los agudos. Este rol lo abordan tenores con gran madurez vocal y vimos aquí un tenor aguerrido que además es un elocuente intérprete.

November 2016 by Alejandra Kantor. www.elmostrador.cl

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Otello

Teatro Regional del Maule
(Chile)


(ROLE DEBUT)
The trio of principal singers was led by Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve in the title role of Otello. The artist made a double debut: in his country and in the role of the Moor of Venice. Endowed with generous and secure vocal means, and a great theatrical temperament, it became a pleasant surprise for the assistants. It is a singer who has already started an interesting international career, and we will have to follow closely his next steps.

~ (Original language) El trío de cantantes protagonistas fue encabezado por el tenor chileno Giancarlo Monsalve en el rol titular de Otello. El artista hacía un doble debut: en su país y en el rol del Moro de Venecia. Dotado de medios vocales generosos y seguros, y de un gran temperamento teatral, se convirtió en una grata sorpresa para los asistentes. Se trata de un cantante que ya ha comenzado una interesante carrera internacional, y habrá que seguir con atención sus próximos pasos.

November 2016 by Maestro Andrés Rodríguez Pérez www.elmercurio.cl

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35° Golden Mascagni Award

Mascagnian Comitee. Bagnara di Romagna
(Italy)


(AWARD)
An ovation for the tenor Monsalve
A passionate concert - event has consecrated Sunday, September 25 at the Auditorium of Bagnara di Romagna with the 35° Golden Mascagni Award to the tenor Giancarlo Monsalve, acclaimed star of the international opera world. The thirty two year old tenor has thrilled the audience with arias from "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Mascagni and Verdi's "Otello", role that is about to debut in his home country, Chile. Thirty two year old, movie star physique, has an heroic tenor voice with full and mellow timbre, has a perfect "fraseggio" and fits into the characters with an contagious passion. Particularly loves the Italian operatic repertoire and his training, which began in Chile, was completed in Europe and Italy, the homeland of the great interpreters that inspires him. Enchanting were his talent and his energy, but also its simplicity and generosity.

September 2016 by Attilia Tartagni. www.lavocediromagna.com

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Tosca

Teatro Petruzzelli
(Italy)


Excellent the Cavaradossi of Giancarlo Monsalve;

large and powerful voice, balanced and supported with expertise.

The interpreter is very intense, a participant, a true "Gascon" Italian, a true revolutionary.

~ (Original language)

Ottimo il Cavaradossi Giancarlo Monsalve; di voce ampia, potente, calibrata e sostenuta con perizia. L’interprete è molto intenso, partecipe, un vero “guascone” all’italiana, un vero rivoluzionario.

May 2016 by Maria Teresa Giovagnoli. www.mtglirica.com

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Tosca

Teatro Petruzzelli
(Italy)


Shrill voice, devoid of mannerisms, robustly incisive in Giancarlo Monsalve's Cavaradossi.

~ (Original language)

Voce squillante, scevra di manierismi, robustamente incisiva nel Cavaradossi di Giancarlo Monsalve.

June 2016 by Nicola Sbisà

www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it

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E-Carmen

Vilnius City Opera
(Lithuania)


(WORLD PREMIER)
As charming Jose - Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve with an exceptional voice and acting abilities - said before the premier, "at times I got goosebumps from the beauty of music and emotion" Particularly impressive were Jose and Carmen duets. Monsalve and Gringytė perfectly portrayed the main characters moreover, they felt absolutely free in the electronics field, like fishes in their own water, although before that, they had to erase everything that hey knew about Bizet's music that they had sung so many times.

September 2016 by Asta Andrikonytė. www.lrytas.lt

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Norma

Florida Grand Opera
(USA)


(ROLE DEBUT )
The cast pleasantly surprises by its homogeneity and powerful interpretation. The debut of the tenor Giancarlo Monsalve was very welcome. With good presence, its rich harmonic instrument, of beautiful Spinto timbre, shone above all in the central register, warm and round, and stentorian in the top.

February 2016 by Mario Hamlet-Metz . www.centralpalc.com

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Norma

Florida Grand Opera
(USA)


(ROLE DEBUT )
Strong singing makes for thrilling ‘Norma’ at FGO
The Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve. He is an excellent Pollione, with a strong, virile, bronze-like tenor with high Italianate coloring in abundance. He has an enviably easy vocal power, and he is a handsome man who was quite persuasive as an enemy to whom two women would defect.
Working off a strong directorial vision from Nic Muni, FGO’s Norma features standout vocal work from its four chief singers, all of whom bring plenty of stamina to their individual roles in one of the most demanding operas of this genre.

January 2016 by Greg Stepanich www.palmbeachartspaper.com

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Norma

Florida Grand Opera
(USA)


(ROLE DEBUT )
Singers spark high flames in FGO’s impassioned “Norma”
Pollione is a one-dimensional character but Monsalve brought a robust, virile tenor to the leader of the Druids’ enemies. His large voice turned lyrical and tender in duet with Khudoley as Pollione joined Norma in flaming death.
Norma poses huge challenges, requiring singers with great flexibility and an extended vocal range. Florida Grand Opera’s production of this operatic landmark, which opened Saturday night at the Arsht Center avoids the usual pitfalls and delivered a frequently brilliant realization of Bellini’s masterpiece.

January 2016 by Lawrence Budmen www.southfloridaclassicalreview.com

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Norma

Florida Grand Opera
(USA)


(ROLE DEBUT )
Giancarlo Monsalve does the own thing as Pollione, his good timbre voice gives him the perfect character to a loving and jealous father of his children.
The FGO achieved an ensemble wonderfully staged with a flawless production that every lover of opera and gender curious should see.

January 29, 2016 by José J. Blanco H. www.diariolasamericas.com

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Tosca

The Dallas Opera
(USA)


(LIVE STREAM)
Magee, Monsalve and Aceto combine to make a terrific "Tosca" trifecta.

The Dallas Opera's "Tosca" that opened November 6 at the Winspear Opera House (and simulcast live in Klyde Warren Park) is a handsome production highlighted by three powerhouse principal performers. Giancarlo Monsalve is terrific as Cavaradossi.

November 16 2015 by Drew Jackson www.edgedallas.com

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Tosca

The Dallas Opera
(USA)


(LIVE STREAM)
"E lucevan le stelle” ("And the stars shone") and tenor Monsalve’s voice is rounded and full, his performance emotive yet real.

Everyone dies. It's opera. So no big surprises there. You don’t go to the opera to be shocked by a sudden plot twist. You go to the opera to hear beautiful music sung by immensely talented performers and the Dallas Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s tragic opera, Tosca, delivered

November 13 2015 by Monica Hinman www.dallasobserver.com

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Tosca

The Dallas Opera
(USA)


(LIVE STREAM)
That's Italian!

The Dallas Opera offers up a straightforward, beautifully sung production of Puccini's Tosca.

The young and handsome tenor Giancarlo Monsalve portrayed her lover Mario Caveradossi with virility and rash spontaneity. This made him believable as a man who would attract the glances of other women, giving the volatile Tosca some reason for her jealous behavior. It also gave veracity to his impulsive and personally dangerous outbursts while Scarpia tries to extract some information by the use of torture.

November 8 2015 by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs www.theaterjones.com

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Carmen

Rising Alternative
(EU)


(CINEMA LIVE STREAM)
The Don José of the young Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve, whose voice of strength left to underlie an acquired technique skill of the Italian traditional school (Del Monaco. Cecchele, Corelli) But capable of precious mezze voici in the spirit of the character that should not just be 'noisy '(as is often heard in the past, and not only) but express an anxious loving passion: correct and responsive to the writing resulted, for example, the closed end of the romance "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"

August 2015 by Aldo Mattina www.ivespri.com Italy

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Carmen

Rising Alternative
(EU)


(CINEMA LIVE STREAM)
In the character of Don José, the handsome tenor Chilean Giancarlo Monsalve found biunique harmony between enamel of timbre and acting

July 16 2015 by Maurizio Sesto Giordano www.cronacaoggi.it Italy

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Carmen

Rising Alternative
(EU)


(CINEMA LIVE STREAM)
Giancarlo Monsalve on the other hand was an impressive Don Jose, conveying much with his rich voice and long eyelashes.

July 16 2015 by Ros MacKenzie www.lothianlife.co.uk UK

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Carmen

Rising Alternative
(EU)


(CINEMA LIVE STREAM)
The Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve has a powerful and dark voice, a little rebellious. These massive resources and a temperament essentially dramatic allowed him to find the best moments in the last two acts.

July 16 2015 by Fernando Fraga www.elartedelafuga.com Spain

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Cavalleria Rusticana

National Concert Hall, Dublin
(Ireland)


(RTÉ Concert Orchestra)
Turiddu, was sung with matching vocal power and a strapping stage presence reminiscent of Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast by Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve.

June 2015 by Michael Dungan www.irishtimes.com

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Aida

Seoul Arts Center
(South Korea)


(Sugi Opera)
With a voice as thick as a baritone and brilliant highs notes, appreciated by worldwide Opera experts, tenor Giancarlo Monsalve was the most beloved.

Apri 2015 by News Report and Press Release jungculture www.jungculture.co.kr

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Gala Concert

FAOT. Sonora, Alamos
(Mexico)


The admirable technique of Monsalve, a technique from the old school that allows him to prop his vocal emission firmly to build a vibrant sound, ample, safe and that runs with brightness, despite its natural baritone dark accents. This is a true spinto Tenor, from a good school, with timbral flashes of ilk singers as Mario Del Monaco and with full awareness of his instrument and what he can achieve with it, giving him a personal identity that seeks no imitation. Monsalve undertook the "Improvviso" from Andrea Chenier, 'Un dì all'azzurro dì spazio' with such commitment, emotional strength and vocal orthodoxy that any possible criticism would be ancillary being the simple delight. When you have the abilities to sing without forcing the repertoire, the complex, sounds performed with a joyful easiness and so assumed the audience who thrilled applauded the end of the program. But the night did not end yet. Now came the encores: "Vissi d'arte" from Puccini's Tosca, the romance 'No puede ser' from La tabernera del puerto of Pablo Sorozábal and as a culmination of major league, the final duet of Andrea Chénier: "Vicino a te '. For several emotive minutes Monsalve was the revolutionary poet and lover, and Blancke Biggs the romantic lover Maddalena de Coigny, going to the guillotine, together and vibrant. A closing of anthology for the FAOT 2015.

March 2015 by José Noé Mercado www.proopera.org.mx

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Gala Concert

FAOT. Sonora, Alamos
(Mexico)


Giancarlo Monsalve was appreciated as a tenor with all the tools of his well placed tessitura, with a special richness, strength and depth in its low register, which is not often heard among tenors today. The best of the night, the last duet that they sung, the end of Andrea Chénier, Giordano, very well done vocally and expressive.

February 2015 Por Juan Antonio Brennan www.jornada.unam.mx

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Gala Concert

FAOT. Sonora, Alamos
(Mexico)


In the particular case of Giancarlo Monsalve, it is a tenor with a very strong low register and a very round vocal color. Both numbers individually and in the duets that they sang as a duet of Otello, both artists showed to the public voices of a deep and powerful dramatic register, ideal for this repertoire. The two highlights of this final section of the night (and festival) were two separate duets from operas Un ballo in maschera and unscheduled, Andrea Chénier. In both cases, Blancke-Biggs and Monsalve gave a lesson of rigor and conviction in their assembly work, credibly projecting in two extreme love situations, literally life or death, and putting into them the necessary in technique, expressiveness and passion. Undoubtedly, these two singers have what it takes to express a burning declaration of love to the best friend's wife, and the offer of giving the life to die with the beloved. Which is no small feat.

February 2015 Por Juan Antonio Brennan www.mamborock.mx

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Tosca

Ancient Theater Taormina
(Italy)


Giancarlo Monsalve was a Cavaradossi of great impetus, generous use of the voice, instilling to his role patriotic and lovepassion together; elegant and secure tenor, gave power without forcing to the unfortunate Mario, succeeding in the while to find truly lyrical accents especially in the last act, where the beautiful E lucevan le stelle triggered a wave of pure enthusiasm in the audience that filled the auditorium.

August 10 2014 by Giuliana Cutore www.bellininews.it

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Tosca

Ancient Theater Taormina
(Italy)


Giancarlo Monsalve, in the role of Cavaradossi has dominated the scene and reached the lyrical pathos in the long-awaited and for a long time applauded L’ora è fuggita "E lucevan le stelle"

August 10 2014 by Sergio Sciacca www.giornaleonline.lasicilia.it

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Tosca

Tones on the Stones
(Italy)


(Open Air festival.)
The young Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve, with high stage presence, clear phrasing and smooth timbre richly nuanced, has sung involved in passion. Singer with proven technical skills and interpretive revived the fibrillating emotions of Cavaradossi up to the killing of this, on top of the highest boulder and where, in despair, was cast into the void Tosca, while on the marble wall appeared the image of Castel Sant Angelo.

July 17 2014 by Renzo Bellardone www.scrissidarte.it

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Carmen

Arena of Avenches
(Switzerland)


(Open Air festival.)
(The sober "Carmen" has seduced the Arena of Avenches) The boundless power of the Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve gave way throughout the drama, to his beautiful stage presence.

by Tierry Raboud July 7 2014 www.laliberte.ch

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Carmen

Arena of Avenches
(Switzerland)


(Open Air festival.)
The Don José of Giancarlo Monsalve features a seductive tenor, and incarnate the figure of the voluble soldier very believable.

July 8 2014 by Thomas Schacher www.nzz.ch

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Turandot

Michigan Opera
(USA)


(Calaf ROLE DEBUT)
Giancarlo ( CALAF ) Monsalve. A handsome Calaf, a believable Calaf!
Great to hear and wonderful to look at.
You need to listen to this BIG VOICE..
Giancarlo will be a legendary Calaf.
BRAVO!

May 2014 by Dino Valle www.1440wdrj.com

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La Forza del Destino

Washington National Opera
(USA)


(Don Alvaro ROLE DEBUT)
Mr. Monsalve displayed a smooth, flexible tenor range, capable of achieving significant volume against the orchestra’s romantic surges.
His diction remained superb and as he accurately hit each top note.

October 14, 2013 - Curtain Up! by Terry Ponick www.washingtontimes.com

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La Forza del Destino

Washington National Opera
(USA)


(Don Alvaro ROLE DEBUT)
Making his debut was Giancarlo Monsalve as Alvaro. The tenor revealed a burly timbre with baritonal heft, and, at his best, demonstrated an ability to sculpt phrases incisively.

October 14, 2013 By Tim Smith, www.baltimoresun.com

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La Forza del Destino

Washington National Opera
(USA)


(Don Alvaro ROLE DEBUT)
Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve braves the “curse” to play Don Alvaro. Monsalve thrives, particularly on his soul-tortured aria “La vita è inferno … O tu che in seno agli angeli” (Life is a hell to those who are unhappy….Oh, my beloved, risen among the angels).

October 14, 2013 by Jessica Vaughan, www.dcmetrotheaterarts.com

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La Forza del Destino

Washington National Opera
(USA)


(Don Alvaro ROLE DEBUT)
Another highlight is Giancarlo Monsalve’s heartbreaking aria “La vita e inferno all’infelice” about his past and unavoidable fate. All that needs to be said about Monsalve is that his presence is unparalleled. Bravo.

October 14, 2013 by Rebecca Evans www.dctheatrescene.com

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La Forza del Destino

Washington National Opera
(USA)


(Don Alvaro ROLE DEBUT)
Aaron, Monsalve and Delavan proved to be a formidable trio, both vocally and dramatically. The battle scenes, which involve both Monsalve’s Alvaro and Delavan’s Carlo were magnificently done. Not only are both powerful Verdian singers, but they are superb actors, exuding the machismo that makes Zambello’s staging of Verdi so theatrically realistic.

October 13th, 2013 by William www.operawarhorses.com

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La Forza del Destino

Washington National Opera
(USA)


(Don Alvaro ROLE DEBUT)
Giancarlo Monsalve showed off the coaching he has received in Italy by opening up and knocking out treacherous high notes consistently, throughout the evening. The beautiful African-American soprano Adina Aaron, and movie star handsome Chilean tenor, Giancarlo Monsalve not only did they look and act like young lovers, but they displayed the vocal mettle to handle Verdi’s demanding score.

16 de octubre 2013 Laura Genero www.spectator.org

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La Forza del Destino

Washington National Opera
(USA)


(Don Alvaro ROLE DEBUT)
Monsalve delivered acting in spades, giving us a sexy and then tormented Alvaro

October 17, 2013 by Greg Marzullo www.washingtonblade.com

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La Forza del Destino

Washington National Opera
(USA)


(Don Alvaro ROLE DEBUT)
Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve is sufficiently stirring as Alvaro; it’s impressive he has to do a lot of his singing while lying down.

October 18, 2013 by Roger Catlin www.mdtheatreguide.com

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Luisa Miller

Deutsche Oper am Rhein
(Germany)

Der Chilene Giancarlo Monsalve als rebellierender Heißsporn Rodolfo mit leuchtendem Spinto-Glanz entfachen ein berückendes Spiel musikalischer Leidenschaft.

July 05 2013 by Bernd Aulich www.recklinghaeuser-zeitung.de

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Tosca

Opéra de Lausanne
(Switzerland)

The strength of the staging proposed by the Opéra de Lausanne are the voice of Giancarlo Monsalve and Alexia Voulgaridou, both magnificent in their respective role.

March 23, 2013 par Valeria Vuille www.auditoire.ch

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Tosca

Opéra de Lausanne
(Switzerland)

The seductive Mario Cavaradossi of the young tenor Giancarlo Monsalve with clean and brilliant high notes was always flexible.

March 20, 2013 par Gérard Corneloup www.anaclase.com

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Tosca

Opéra de Lausanne
(Switzerland)

Giancarlo Monsalve, the tenor incarnate Mario Cavaradossi, painter and lover of Floria Tosca. With his active romantic repertoire including, among other operas Carmen, Cavalleria rusticana, Luisa Miller and Don Carlo, Giancarlo Monsalve yesterday delivered an excellent performance which earned him an ovation from the audience.

March 23, 2013 par Joëlle Cachin www.frequencebanane.ch

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Don Carlo

Grand Theatre Warsaw
(Poland)

Beautiful Italian singing by the Chilean Tenor Giancarlo Monsalve in the title role of Don Carlo

January 01, 2013 by Jacek Marczyński www.rp.pl

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Cavalleria Rusticana

Teatro Comunale di Bologna
(Italy)

"In Cavalleria made his debut in Bologna the Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve in the role of Turiddu, with beautiful stage presence, no doubt he has a high quality material, good stage instincts and the role of the lover and passionate Latin it fits like a glove" "Undoubtedly a burnished and shrill voice."

October 11, 2012 By Mirko Bertolini www.teatro.it

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Un Ballo in Maschera

Teatro Regio di Torino
(Italy)


(Riccardo ROLE DEBUT)
Giancarlo Monsalve played Riccardo with excellence, with involvement and a warm and passionate voice.

June 30, 2012 By Renzo Bellardone www.operaintheworld.com

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Tosca

Greek National Opera
(Greece)


(Acropolis)
The charismatic Monsalve supported a heroic Mario: the pure and well prepared tenor voice he has, in combination with his athletic physical conformation, make it perfectly appropriate for the role.

July 14, 2012 by Costantino P. Καράμπ www.critics-point.gr

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Tosca

Mikhailovsky Theatre
(Russia)


(St Petersburg)
The climax of the evening was a young Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve. Nearly six feet high, with an athletic physique and a spectacular sensual look, Monsalve is nothing but a typical Tenor. Without doubt, the singer has a very high quality material, good sense of the scene and partnership. Add to this, its dark and deep voice, with a dense center and a bright top, soon realize that a tenor like this can be an unbeatable advantage for many theaters. With his great voice was easy to fill the room acoustics, hard thing for other young tenors and singers in general, who has tried the Mikhailovsky Theatre stage. With his singing spoke freely, revealing musicality and good taste using many pianissimo, and mezzavoce. (However, he left also quite clear the great power of his voice, young and beautiful, with long pause in the madness of "Vittoria!" In the second act.) Curiously, Monsalve began his career immediately with "strong" playing parts: Pinkerton, Don José, Don Carlos, Rodolfo (Luisa Miller), Turiddu and others - and at the same time with great success in the roles of Rodolfo in La Boheme and Cavaradossi.

March 6, 2011 by Cyril Veselago Кирилл Веселаго www.operanews.ru

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Carmen

Theater Lübeck
(Germany)


Giancarlo Monsalve, triumphant success. Even purely from an external ideal personification he possesses, the young tenor is a perfect performer, dark timbre tenor with melting Italianness, Top absolutely safe and unbelievably smoothly-lyrical in the more subdued moments. Theatrically, he made the inner conflict, from the conservative soldiers to the powered, desperate lover impressively traceable. During the performance he was showered with bravos, as the final applause. A tenor of world class, which you need to hear!

April 2011 by Claus Brandt www.deropernfreund.de

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Carmen

Theater Lübeck
(Germany)


The young Giancarlo Monsalve made his House debut. His José was by far the best that I've ever heard live. He makes the development from the conservative sergeant to the madness of the lover corroded by the contempt tremendously clear. His Flower Song (with piano!) Was built incredibly thrilling and damn clever. For this purpose, he was a highly great performer. A great career in the dramatic spinto specialist should be nothing in the way!

April 30, 2011 by Michaela Koch & Anke Hartmann www.mittelloge.de

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Tosca

Deutschen Oper am Rhein
(Germany)


Giancarlo Monsalve as Mario Cavaradossi, a real "lirico spinto". For once, not just a thoughtless beautiful singer as Cavaradossi, but a real artist.

June 28, 2011 by Ingo Hoddick www.rp-online.de

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Cavalleria Rusticana

Teatro Petruzzeli
(Italy)


The young and charming Chilean tenor Giancarlo Monsalve, an audacious and cool Turiddu but also passionate.

Dicember 18, 2010 by Paola Assom www.nonsolocinema.com

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Cavalleria Rusticana

Teatro Petruzzeli
(Italy)


Giancarlo Monsalve, has the (physique du role) for the part of Turiddu along with a ringing voice that does not pass unnoticed.

Dicember 12, 2010 by Francesco Mazzotta www.corriere.it

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Cavalleria Rusticana

Teatro Petruzzeli
(Italy)


The tenor Giancarlo Monsalve played the role of Turiddu (Cavalleria) exhibiting a remarkable physique du role and a beautiful voice. He knew find fascinating softness, as in the initial serenade ("O lola ch'hai di latti la cammisa")

Dicember 9, 2010 by Fernando Greco www.iltaccoditalia.info

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Cavalleria Rusticana

Teatro Petruzzeli
(Italy)


The Turiddu of Giancarlo Monsalve vocally shrill and incisive, easy going and obviously mendacious.

Dicember 8, 2010 by NIcola Sbisà www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it

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Cavalleria Rusticana

Teatro Petruzzeli
(Italy)


The tenor Giancarlo Monsalve argued with security, the part of Turiddu in 'Cavalleria'.

Dicember 9, 2010 by Enzo Garofalo www.cannibali.it

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Madama Butterfly

Dijon Opéra
(France)


The lieutenant Pinkerton. Giancarlo Monsalve is a seductive tenor, have easy high notes, we must keep an eye on him …

September 27, 2010 by Isabelle Truchon www.bienpublic.com

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Madama Butterfly

Dijon Opéra
(France)


Giancarlo Monsalve (unforgettable Mario "Tosca" in Nantes and Angers, 2008) He recalls a beautiful stage presence and has a powerful and rich tone

November 30, 2010 by Christophe Gervot www.fragil.org

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