Luca De Marchi, Coach
Luca De Marchi is currently Head of Musical Studies at the Dortmund Opera in Germany.
Mr. De Marchi began his career as coach for Prague State Opera in 1991. Following this appointment, he has been collaborated with many major European opera houses and festivals including the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, and the Ferrara Musica in Italy; the Salzburg Festival and Bregenz Festival in Austria, State Theater of Mainz and Opera Theatre of Darmstadt in Germany, the Scène Nationale de Narbonne and Monte Carlo Opera in France, Lucerne Theater in Switzerland, Opera Bergen in Norway, and the Tenerife Opera Festival in Spain,. In Asia he has worked at the NHK Hall in Tokyo and collaborated with Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts in their productions of DIE LUSTIGE WITWE and DER ROSENKAVALIER.
Mr. De Marchi has worked with such prominent conductors as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Fabio Luisi, Claudio Abbado, Donald Runnicles, Myung-Whun Chung, Carlo Rizzi and Vladimir Jurowki.
He served on the music staff of the Vienna State Opera as Italian coach for two years where he performed as harpsichord continuo accompanist in their productions of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. He has also performed as orchestra keyboardist in concerts and recordings with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
As a harpsichordist, he has appeared with the Venice Baroque Orchestra in several concerts in Carnegie Hall and Los Angeles Disney Concert Hall in the U.S., the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, the Rome Chamber Music Festival and Teatro Romano in Verona. As a pianist and accompanist, he has appeared in the Grosse Saal of Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Taipei Recital Hall and the Florence Congress Hall.
Mr. De Marchi has appeared as guest conductor with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Janacek Opera House Orchestra Brno, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and the Dortmund Philharmonic.
As a pedagogue he has partnered as vocal coach in the master classes with some of today’s most sought-after singers and teachers, including Thomas Hampson, Grace Bumbry, Kerstin Meyer, Elio Battaglia, Giorgio Zancanaro and Katia Ricciarelli. He has been a member of the jury at the International Vocal Competition “Città di Brescia” and worked as vocal coach at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan.
Mr. De Marchi studied piano and composition at the Conservatory of Venice and Castelfranco Veneto, orchestra conducting at the Mozarteum Salzburg and opera coaching at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.