Gianluca Margheri, bass-baritone opera singer, was born in Florence and graduated with honours in Musical Dramaturgy at Università degli Studi di Firenze, and in Vocal Chamber Music at the Cherubini conservatory in Florence. Over the years he has taken part in several master classes held by Carlo Miliciani, Josef Loibl, Sherman Lowe, Michele Pertusi and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Paolo Coni and Fernando Cordeiro. After his stage debut in 2004 he has performed in many international opera houses - Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Real in Madrid, Hungarian State Opera, Teatro Comunale in Modena, Arena di Verona and many other. In July 2009 he won the first prize at the international opera competition "Toti Dal Monte" in Treviso. His operatic repertoire mainly includes the masterpieces by Monteverdi, Händel, Haydn, Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini, to the modern repertoire of Verdi, Puccini and Britten, all the way to contemporary Donatoni. Mozart's operas were highlights in his career, due to his interpretation of Guglielmo (Così Fan Tutte), the title role of Don Giovanni, Figaro and the Count of Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro). He has worked with conductors and directors Graham Vick, Zubin Mehta, Friedrich Haider, Jesús López-Cobos and many others.