Giovanni Tarasconi was born in Sassari, Italy and moved to Milan in 1987. He attended Milan Polytechnic where he received a degree in Architecture in 1995 with a final project on Verdi’s “Otello” set design for La Scala theatre. Meanwhile he attended many acting master classes and pop singing classes, and during his last year at University, he entered the Milan “Civic School of Music” where he had his first classical singing instruction. The following year he entered Milan Conservatorium where he studied for two years.
He has studied privately with M°Anatolij Goussev in Milan and, after only three years, he debuted his first role on stage. He has studied with M° Gianni Mastino in Sassari and at the Belcanto Academy with Mirella Freni and Nicolaij Ghiaurov in Modena, Italy. He has also attended master classes with M°Simone Alaimo and Bruno De Simone and Bianca Berini, among others.
Giovanni has had an international career as soloist in Italy and Spain, and has worked as chorister in several productions at the Rome Opera House, singing repertoire from baroque to contemporary music, and taking part in many premiere contemporary opera performances. He has sung in many major opera houses including Teatro La Fenice in Venice (protagonist in Wolf Ferrari’s “I quarto Rusteghi”) and Palau De La Mùsica Catalana in Barcellona, and in many minor houses including Messina, Sassari, Pamplona, Fermo, Trapani, Palermo, Padova, Savona and Spoleto. He has had the chance to meet great conductors such as Miquel Ortega, Stefano Ranzani, Ennio Morricone, Vladimir Spivakov, Riccardo Muti, Marc Tardue, Stephen Lord. Additionally Giovanni has worked with many well-known singers as Cristina Barbieri, Bruno de Simone, Maria Costanza Nocentini, Sonia Ganassi, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Raffaella Angeletti, Chiara Taigi, Elena Zilio, Ines Salazar and Paoletta Marrocu. During a Masterclass in Ischia organized by Walton Foundation, he met Italian diction and pronunciation coach for singers, Corradina Caporello, PhD at Juilliard School of Music in New York.
He started Italian diction and pronunciation master classes at Cesena Conservatorium in 2006 and since then has regularly been an Italian coach for many non-Italian native singers in Rome. Giovanni has recently been invited to the Sydney Conservatorium in Australia to present master classes about recitatives in Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” and to give one-on-one classes of Italian pronunciation for undergraduates and opera course students.
Giovanni has also worked in several TV and cinema movies and shorts as actor, acting in English and Italian. He works as Italian and English voice over for documentaries and radio and TV commercials.