Giovanni Formisano

A native of Torre del Greco (Naples) Italy, Mr. Formisano began his vocal training here in the United States and was quickly recognized for his sense of legato and also for his specialization in the Neapolitan repertoire. Winner of the “Talents of the World” voice competition in Boston, MA, Mr. Formisano was featured in a tribute concert in honor of world renowned baritone Dimitri Hvorostovsky at Carnegie Hall, alongside Nino Surguladze and many others.
His most recent roles and concerts include Don Josè in Carmen with the Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Verdi’s Requiem with the Paul Madore Chorale and Salem Orchestra, Alfredo in La traviata with Opera Providence, the Young Gypsy in Rachmaninoff’s Aleko with the Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Camille in The Merry Widow with Opera Providence, and Rodolfo in La bohème with Boston Opera Collaborative. Mr. Formisano’s past engagements include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Amherst College, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore with Center City Opera in Philadelphia and Opera del West, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Commonwealth Opera, Cavaradossi in Tosca with the Lowell House Opera, Pong in Turandot with the Connecticut Grand Opera and Lowell House Opera, Spoletta in Tosca with the Cape Cod Opera, and the role of Ruggero in La Rondine with the Longy School of Music.
Mr. Formisano has participated in programs such as the Key West Symphony directed by Donna Roll and the New York Summer Opera Scenes directed by Joshua Greene, assistant director of the Metropolitan Opera House.