biography

Born in Lucca (Italy)

Enrico Facini made his debut in the role of Conte d'Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini. Since then he is present in the biggest Italian theaters, festivals and theaters in Europe and other countries.

His repertoire is rich and includes from Monteverdi and Caccini to Mozart and Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini and in recent years also Wagner and Richard Strauss.

Enrico Facini has the role of dr. Cajus sung in Falstaff at the Staatsoper Berlin and Ferrara under the direction of Claudio Abbado, also at the Easter Festival in Salzburg. He has sung under the conductor Lorin Maazel at the Salzburg Festival, and in Tokyo he has sung this role under the conductor Gustav Kuhn.

Enrico Facini has sung German repertoire, including:
Die Lustige Witwe in Bologna
Salome in Neapel, Verona und Triest
Lohengrin in Parma, Neapel und Florenz
Die Königskinder in Neapel
Die Meistersinger in Florenz
Das Rheingold in Tiroler Festspiele Erl und Neapel
Die Schöpfung in Florenz und Lucca, Carrara und Erl
Czardas Fürstin in Triest
Capriccio in Parma und Cagliari
Ariadne auf Naxos in Bologna und Milano
Guntram in Garmisch Partenkirchen

Of course he also sang the great Italian roles as Alfredo in Traviata, Nemorino in Elisir d'amore, Rodolfo in Boheme, Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Jago in Otello by Rossini, Pirro in Ermione, Fenton in Falstaff and others.

Mozart in his repertoire:
Nozze di Figaro, Basilio; Bastian and Bastienne; Cosi fan tutte; The Magic Flute, Tamino and Monostatos; Clemenza di Tito, Titus; Abduction from the Seraglio, Belmonte and Don Giovanni, Ottavio.

Masses and Oratory:
Coronation Mass and Requiem, Mozart; Nelson Mass and Creation, Hayden; Messiah, Handel