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Gianluca Terranova: Life on the Road


The Atlanta Opera: How
do you balance getting into character in each production while making yourself
comfortable in a new city?
Gianluca Terranova: Every time
I go to a different city, I filter my character with the director and the
conductor and the rest of the cast. I need a good team to do my job, because I believe in teamwork. when I have that, then I can put all my
experience and my passion to work to give it my best.

What
do you think of Atlanta? Any particular place, meal, or adventure stick out so
far?
I don’t
know Atlanta well, but I will have time to explore the city. I like the
weather, because it’s the same in my city – Rome, Italy. I see very nice homes and manicured gardens, the people are very kind and this is
good for my soul, and also the state of my mind it takes to sing better! Every
time I’m in the USA I always have a feeling of great positive energy!

One would imagine that constant travel could strain your voice, as well as your
mental and physical fortitude. Any thoughts on keeping in good health on the
road? 
When
the commitments are close to each other, a good thing to do is sleep well when
you can.

What’s the first thing you do when you go home?
Sleep in my
bed and relax with some friends and family. And off course warm up my voice
with the Rigoletto score.

What
is your craziest travel story?
I was in
Switzerland for a summer opera festival and had to go to Lugano to take my
family to the train station. I had the [navigation device in] my car take a shortcut because I was late. So I followed the navigator and I found myself
climbing a mountain road. I arrived at 3000 meters! I saw the glaciers, waterfalls and snow in July! I was only two hours on the road and I was afraid
because I had a short-sleeved shirt and it was zero degrees outside! Fortunately, the road started down and got on the highway!

What
are the 5 things you must have when you travel?
Moca
caffe, parmigiano, medicine, recorder, and [my] voice!

4 Comments

  1. zsazsa says:

    Thank you so very much for this wonderful interview with the MAGNIFICENT, THRILLING TENOR, THE GREAT GIANLUCA TERRANOVA!! HIS BEAUTIFUL, FANTASTIC VOICE GOES UNDER THE SKYN, IT IS A VOICE YOU MUST FALL IN LOVE WITH!!! MAGIC! IN BOCCA AL LUPISSIMIIII GRANDE MAESTRO AND ALL THE GREAT TEAM OF THE ATLANTA OPERA!!

  2. zsazsa says:

    A mosst wonderful ❤ thrilling and unque Tenor with a magic voice that you must fell in love with! A Grande actor as well.!! His beautiful timbre is going under the skin and you must to hear Him again and again!! REAL MAGIC!! ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??

  3. zsazsa says:

    Magnifcent ❤ Wonderfil❤ Thrilling❤ Gleaming Tenor❤ He has a most WONDERFUL TIMBRE❤ JUST MAGIC❤ HE HAS A VOICE, YOU MUST FALL IN LOVE WITH❤ REAL MAGIC❤ Thank you ? very very much for the treasured interview??? ???

  4. zsazsa says:

    Wonderful interview of a magnificent, thrilling, gleaming singer and most charismatic performer! Thank you so very much for this great treasure!! <3 IN BOCCA AL LUPOOOO MAESTRO TERRANOVA!! <3 (y)

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