Davide Giusti has had to withdraw from his role as Fadinard in Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze by Nino Rota due to illness. The role will now be sung by Fillipo Adami who performed the role in 2011 at the Teatro comunale di Firenze (Florence).
At that time, Opera Brittannia commented on his performance, “Filippo Adami was a brilliant, imaginative protagonist, notable for his strong lyric tenor and for his neck-breaking, acrobatic athleticism.” Fillipo performed at Wexford Festival in 2007 in the double-bill of Pulchinella by Stravinsky and Arlechino by Busoni.
Born in Fiesole (Florence) in 1980, he graduated at the Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence. Acclaimed in bel canto repertoire and as a Rossinian specialist, Filippo has established an international career, performing regularly on the world’s most prestigious concert stages and opera houses including Teatro alla Scala, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro, Staatsoper in Berlino, Barbican Center in London, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Festival Mozart de la Coruña, Teatro Arriaga de Bilbao, De Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp, Opéra Royal de Wallonie de Liège, Novaya Opera in Moscow and Rossini in Wildbad Festival. Filippo has also previously worked with conductors such as Alberto Zedda, Alan Curtis, Andrea Marcon, Richard Bonynge and Michele Mariotti.
The 62nd Wexford Festival Opera runs for 12 days, from Wednesday, 23 October to Sunday, 3 November 2013 and includes three mainstage opera productions: Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze by Nino Rota; Cristina, regina di Svezia by Jacopo Foroni; and a double bill of Thérèse and La Navarraise by Jules Massenet. Four daytime ShortWork operas will be presented: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi; The Sleeping Queen by Michael William Balfe; L’Elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti; and Losers by Richard Wargo.