Born in Florence, Gianluca Margheri began to study music dramaturgy in his home town, bevor he started to study singing at the conservatory “Cherubini” in Florence. He attended plenty of master classes, amongst others, by Carlo Miliciani, Josef Loibl, Sherman Lowe, Michele Pertusi and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo. In 2009, he won the international singing competition Toto Dal Monte di Treviso, whereupon he debuted Villotto/La vera costanza under the baton of Jesús López-Cobos at Teatro Real Madrid, at Royal Opera Liege and at the theatres of Sanit-Etienne, Rouen and Reggio Emilia.
His career started on several Italian and international opera stages with roles such as Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream) of Benjamin Britten at Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Conte di Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Teatro Magnani Fidenza and Don Giovanni in Curitiba (Brazil), Siena and Florence. He sung Enea (Dido and Aeneas) as well as (Satyricon) in the opera houses of Livorno, Lucca and Pisa and Schaunard (La Bohéme) at Teatro Comunale of Modena. At Teatro Rendano of Cosenza he debuted La bella dormente nel bosco of Respighi, and Gugliermo (Cosí fan tutte) in Florence and Rome. At Teatro Verdi Trieste and Opera Las Palmas he sung Baron (La Traviata) and at Teatro Filarmonico Verona Manon Lescaut. Furthermore, he was seen in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Maggio Musicale of Florence and the opera house of Rome. At Festival Alte Musik in Innsbruck he sung Mercurio (L'incoronazione di Poppea) and debuted Jago (Ernani) with the Munich Radio Orchestra at Prinzregententheater Munich. He returned to Maggio Musicale to sing Don Carlo and Macbeth and debuted at Teatro Regio of Parma singing Betto (Gianni Schicchi).
Besides his operatic career, Gianluca is an enthusiastic concert singer. His repertoire contains amongst others Charpentier’s Te Deum, Händel’s Messiah, the Krönungsmesse, the mass K427 and Mozart’s Requiem, G. Faué’s Requiem as well as Ein Deutches Requiem of Brahms.
Gianluca collaborates with leading conductors such as James Conlon, Zubin Mehta, Marco Armiliato, Friedrich Haider, Jesús López-Cobos, Daniele Rustioni, Riccardo Frizza, Andrea Battistoni, Roland Böer, Alan Curtis, Jonathan Webb and Gabriele Ferro.
Highlights of the last seasons include the debut in the title role of Don Giovanni at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest, Rossini´s Stabat MAter at the Opera Firenze, Alidoro (La Cenerentola at Teatro Massimo Palermo, Zhe Fairy Queen at State Opera Budapest, Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Theater St. Gallen, Asdrubale (La Pietra del Paragone) at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and Talbot (Maria Stuarda) in Riga. Recently he gave his debut at Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro as Asdrubale under the baton of Daniele Rustioni and as Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. He sang Conte at Teatro Lirico of Cagliari, Apollo (Alceste) and Fernando Cortez by Spontini at the Opera Firenze and was the title role in world premiere of Il Minotauro at the Spoleto Festival. He was Guglielmo in Fano and he gave his debut as Garibaldo in Händels Rodelinda at Teatro Liceu Barcelona.
Future projects include the debut of the title role in Vivaldi´s Bajazet in Dublin and at Linbury Theatre in London, Il Signor Bruschino at Teatro Comunale in Bologna and The Fairy Queen at State Opera Budapest.