Fernando Ciuffo: Baritone
Fernando Ciuffo: Baritone

Born in Buenos Aires, with join Italian-Argentinian nationality, Fernando Ciuffo studied music at the Conservatorio Minicipale Juan Jose Castro in his native city. He then took advanced studies in vocal technique, opera, and chamber music with Amalia Estevez and Clara Esteves at the Colon Theatre.

His first stage roles were as Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Blind (Die Fledermaus), Silvio (Pagliacci) and Monterone (Rigoletto). In 1995 he moved to Italay singing the role of Slender in Flastaff by Antonio Salieri - a work he has subsequently also sung in New York. In 1996 he sang Ford in Verdi's Falstaff, also making a live recording of the work. In 1997 he sang Madame Butterfly in the 75th Verona Arena Festival and the rarely performed Blue Monday by Gershwin.

Since then he has sung a wide range of roles both throughout Italy and beyond, singing in pestigious festivals and venues such as the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago and the Verona Arena, under directors such as Franco Zeffirelli and Placido Domingo. Roles have included:

  • Figaro, Barber of Seville by Rossini.
  • Falke, Il Pipistrello by J Strauss
  • Danicare, Carmen by Bizet
  • Marullo, Rigoletto by Verdi
  • Alfio, Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni
  • Belcore, L'Elisir d'Amore by Donizetti
  • Falstaff, Falstaff by Verdi
  • Scarpia, Tosca by Puccini

Since 1995 he has continued his vocal studies with Anatoli Alekssevic Goussev in Milan.

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