Born in Taranto, Lucio Gallo graduated at the ‘Giuseppe Verdi’ Conservatory of Turin with Elio Battaglia. He is a regular guest of the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls including the New York Metropolitan, San Francisco Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Wien, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Staatsoper, Philharmonic Orchestra and Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Salzburg Festival, Teatro alla Scala, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opernhaus in Zürich, Monnaie in Bruxelles, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Teatro Comunale di Bologna, just to name a few.
He worked with important conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Colin Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Vladimir Jurowski, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Jeffrey Tate, with a wide repertory including Mozartian roles (Guglielmo, Figaro, Conte di Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Leporello), Rossinian roles (Figaro, Dandini, Lord Sidney, Don Alvaro, Batone), Verdian roles (Paolo Albiani, Macbeth, Jago, Ford, Don Carlo in Ernani), as well as Wagnerian roles (Klingsor, Der Hollaender, Telramund). His repertory also includes Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Marcello (La Bohème), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Escamillo (Carmen), Il prigioniero (Il prigioniero), Sebastiano (Tiefland), Don Pizarro (Fidelio), Jack Rance (La fanciulla del west), Scarpia (Tosca) and Wozzeck (Wozzeck).
He opened the 2015/16 season performing as Scarpia in Tosca at Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, followed by La Wally (Gellner) at Opéra de Montecarlo, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (title role) and Il Tabarro (Michele) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Macbeth (title role) in Karlsruhe and New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Tosca (Scarpia) at Deutsche Oper in Berlin and Nabucco in Palma de Mallorca. Among his future plans are Tosca (Scarpia) at Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago, Falstaff (title role) in Oper Köln, and Don Pasquale in Duesseldorf.
Recent engagements have included Gianni Schicchi (title role), Il Tabarro (Michele) and Tosca (Scarpia) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Suite A from Dallapiccola’s Ulisse with Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala under the baton of Daniel Harding, Il tabarro (Michele), Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio) and Falstaff (title role) with the Sveriges Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Harding, L’elisir d’amore, Andrea Chénier, Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci at Opernhaus in Zurich, Otello at La Fenice in Venice and at Deutsche Oper in Berlino, Un ballo in maschera (role debut as Renato) at Chorégies d'Orange, Amica at Opéra de Montecarlo, Nabucco (title role) at New National Theatre in Tokyo, Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio) at Opera in Florence, Gianni Schicchi (title role) at Teatro Real de Madrid, Parsifal (Klingsor) at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Andrea Chénier (Gerard) at Seoul Arts Center and Simon Boccanegra (title role) in Frankfurt.
The Lieder repertory also takes a special place in the career of Lucio Gallo, who regularly sings it in world’s leading concert halls. He teaches singing at the Accedemia Musicale Pescarese and he held improvers course at the Scuola Superiore “Hugo Wolf” directed by Maestro Elio Battaglia. He recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Decca and Fonit Cetra (Warner).