© 2019 by Christian Collia.

                                  Christian Collia - Tenor

Born in Vibo Valentia, Calabria, 1991.

 

First activities devoted to music involved participation in the Gruppo Folk Città di Vibo Valentia (City of Vibo Valentia Folk Group).

 

2009 Accademia Verdiana Internazionale (International Verdi Academy). First started studying singing under the guidance of                                           Maestro Carlo Bergonzi.
 

2011 Third prize at the European Music Competition City of Filadelfia Paolo Serrao.             

 

2012 Played the role of Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni, Nemorino/L'Elisir d'amore and Bastien/Bastien und Bastienne, the latter conducted by Maestro Sergio La Stella.

 

2013 Winner of the Premio Speciale Regione Lazio (Lazio Region     Special Award) at the Concorso Internazionale di Musica Sacra        (International Competition of Sacred Music). Played the role of Peppe/Pagliacci and Tamino/The Magic Flute.

2014 Conservatorio di Musica S. Cecilia (Saint Cecilia Academy of Music, Rome). Obtained a BSc in Music Performance with the highest grades. 

Participated in various singing masterclasses led by: Mirella Freni, Rockwell Blake, Pietro Spagnoli and Juan Diego Florez.

Accademia Rossiniana di Pesaro (Rossini Academy of Pesaro) participated in a production of Il Viaggio a Reims.

Played Count Almaviva/The Barber of Seville by Rossini at the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari, under the direction of Maestro G. La Malfa.

Sang at a world première of chamber music arias by Bellini, revised by music critics P. Gossett and R. Della Seta. September 2014 to February 2015    Studied at the Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo (Placido Domingo Centre for Specialisation, Valencia).    

 

2015 Third prize at the Concorso Lirico Internazionale Umberto Giordano (Umberto Giordano International Opera Competition).

Camille de Rossillon/The Merry Widow by Lehar at the Teatro G. B. Pergolesi, Jesi, under the direction of Maestro A. Pirolli and the directed by V. Sgarbi.cPlayed the same role in Lucca, Pisa and Livorno, under the direction of Maestro N. Paskoschi and the directed by F. Sparvoli.

 

2016 Played the role of Elvino/Sonnambula, Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania. Il Servo del Cavaliere/Mirandolina by Martinu and Cester/Aquagranda by Perocco in Teatro La Fenice, Venice. Almaviva/The Barber of Seville, Cadogan Hall, London. Peppe/Pagliacci Teatro Pergolesi, Jesi. Camille de Rossillon/The Merry Widow, Lucca, Pisa, Livorno.

2017 Giannetto/La gazza ladra by Rossini, Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari. Almaviva/The barber of Seville, Macedonian Opera and Ballet.
Gelsomino e Zeffirino/Il Viaggio a Reims, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Ubaldo/Pia De Tolomei, Teatro Verdi di Pisa. Cover of Conte Alberto/L'occasione fa il ladro, Royal Opera House di Muscat.

2018 Played the role of Il Cavaliere/Le Metamorfosi di Pasquale and the role of Bruschino Figlio/Il Signor Bruschino, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia. Don Ramiro/La Cenerentola, Politeama Greco di Lecce. Played the role of Gastone/La Traviata, Teatro Verdi di Trieste.

Currently continues studies music with Maestro David Ciavarella, Rome.