Francesco Demuro nato a Porto Torres il 6 gennaio 1978 è un cantante e tenore italiano.
È stato un rappresentante del Cantu a chiterra e dal 2007 ha intrapreso una carriera come cantante lirico.
Francesco Demuru ha tra l’altro insegnato canto tradizionale sardo alla Scuola Civica di Musica a Porto Torres.
Il tenore Francesco Demuro, è candidato al riconoscimento di miglior tenore per gli International Opera Awards “Opera Star“, gli Oscar della Lirica.
L’artista turritano ha commentato: “Che dire? Essere inserito nella terna dei candidati per la categoria miglior tenore per l’assegnazione del prestigioso premio l’Oscar della Lirica, mi riempie d’orgoglio e di gratitudine… Sono onorato di esserci con due grandi colleghi che stimo profondamente ( Juan Diego Florèz e Jonas Kaufmann ). Sono già felice di questo! Grazie di cuore!”.
Demuro si è esibito nel corso della sua carriera, fra gli altri, al Teatro Regio di Torino, all’Arena di Verona, alla Scala di Milano, alla Staatsoper di Vienna, alla Royal Opera House di Londra e al Met di New York.
Francesco Demuro was born in Porto Torres, Sardinia, in January 1978. Between 2003 and 2004 he studied at the Conservatory in Sassari, then he enrolled himself as a private student at the Conservatory in Cagliari, where he received lessons by soprano Elisabetta Scanu.
His 2007 debut in Parma with Luisa Miller was a great success both for the critics and the audience and he received invitations from some of the most important Italian and foreign opera houses. Between 2007 and 2009 he sang Luisa Miller again in Sassari, and he debuted in Turin with Rigoletto, that he also sang in Hong Kong in a tournée with Teatro Regio di Parma. Further highlights of those seasons include Simon Boccanegra at the Megaron in Athens, Rigoletto in Dresden conducted by Fabio Luisi and at Festival Verdi in Parma, and La Bohème in Bari. He obtained great reviews from public and critics for his Spanish debut in Roberto di Devereux in Las Palmas and he sang La Traviata at Teatro Municipal in Santiago (Cile) and Rigoletto in Beijing, in tournée with Teatro Regio di Parma.
In October 2009 he made his debut in the USA singing La Traviata at Seattle Opera to great acclaim, and then he obtained a huge personal success at Suntory Hall in Tokyo with Così Fan Tutte. Further highlights include La Traviata in Valencia with M° Maazel, Lucia di Lammermoor in Hamburg and Warsaw, La Traviata and Der Rosenkavalier in Dresden, L’Elisir d’Amore at La Scala in Milan (debut), La Bhoème in Detroit, Maria Stuarda in Athens, L’Elisir d’Amore and La Bohème at Wiener Staatsoper, a new production of Rigoletto at Wiener Festwochen conducted by M° Wellber and directed by Luc Bondy.
In summer 2011 he obtained great reviews from public and critics at Arena di Verona, where he opened the summer season singing La Traviata. His subsequent debut at the Royal Opera House in London with Gianni Schicchi conducted by M° Pappano was a huge success, and they invited him again to sing Alfredo in La Traviata.
The season continued with La Traviata at Berlin Staatsoper, in Limoges and at Wiener Staatsoper, Falstaff in Verona, Rigoletto in Hamburg, Don Pasquale at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Macbeth in Munich.
Between 2012 and 2013, Rigoletto, Così Fan Tutte and Falstaff in San Francisco with M° Luisotti, La Traviata at Berlin Staatsoper and at Oper Frankfurt, Mozart’s Requiem in Verona, Falstaff at La Scala, La Bohème in Seattle, Maria Stuarda in Bilbao, Rigoletto at Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, and the role debut in Roméo et Juliette at Arena di Verona.
In season 13/14 he was higly praised for his interpretation of Duca di Mantova in the Rigoletto taken in tournée to Tokyo by La Scala and conducted by M° Dudamel, and he sang Don Pasquale in Verona, again Rigoletto in Seattle, La Traviata in Las Palmas, Bari, at the Royal Opera House in London and at Opéra Bastille.
Season 14/15 opens with Roméo et Juliette in Seoul, La Bohème in Frankfurt, La Traviata in Cagliari. Then a series of important debuts follows: at the Metropolitan in New York (La Bohème and La Traviata), at La Fenice in Venice, at Teatro Real de Madrid and at Liceu in Barcelona (La Traviata). He then sang Maria Stuarda at the Champs Elysées in Paris and Falstaff at La Scala. On the concert platform, he performed Verdi’s Requiem with the Houston Symphony and Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Palace of the Arts in Budapest.
Most recently, he made his return to La Scala as Fenton in Falstaff and to Teatro Real in Madrid as Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto. Moreover, he sang L’elisir d’amore in Muscat in tournée with La Fenice, Rigoletto, La traviata and Der Rosenkavalier at Opéra Bastille, La traviata in Munich.
Future plans include: La traviata at Arena di Verona and in concert with NDR Hannover, Maria Stuarda at Opéra de Monte-Carlo, L’elisir d’amore at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Falstaff at La Scala and at Opéra Bastille, Lucia di Lammermoor in Venice and Ancona, the debut as Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles at Berlin Staatsoper, as well as the debut in Australia with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.