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Giuseppe Filianoti (born 11 January 1974) is an Italian lyric tenor from Reggio Calabria.
Born in 1974, the Italian tenor obtained his degree in Literature from the Università Degli Studi di Messina, in the Sicilian town of Messina. In 1997, he graduated from the 'Francesco Cilea' Conservatory in his hometown, studying under Anna Vandi. Filianoti then won a prestigious two-year scholarship to the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. It was during this time that he met Alfredo Kraus, who became his mentor and his decisive influence in artistic approach, nuance, technique, and style.
Filianoti made his professional début in 1998 at Bergamo in the title role of Dom Sébastien, by Gaetano Donizetti. In 1999, after singing Argirio in Tancredi at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, he was engaged by Riccardo Muti to sing in Paisello's Nina, o sia La pazza per amore with Teatro alla Scala (La Scala). In 2003, again under Muti, he opened the season of La Scala with Rossini's Moïse et Pharaon. Since then, he has been a frequent guest at La Scala, where in addition to Moïse et Pharaon he has performed in Un giorno di regno, Gianni Schicchi, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, Lucrezia Borgia, and Don Giovanni (opening the 2011-2012 season), and has toured with La Scala under Daniel Barenboim to Berlin, Tel Aviv, and at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires singing the Verdi Requiem, and to the Bolshoi as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. In Italy, he also has sung with the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Regio di Torino, the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, and the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. He made his Royal Opera House, Covent Garden début in 2000 as Alfredo in La traviata, returning in the title role of Dom Sébastien in 2005 and as Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore.