The baritone Davide Damiani, who sang Michonnet in this production of Adriana Lecouvreur when it first opened in 2012, recently sang the Dictator / King in a Křenek triple bill, which won a prize at the 2018 International Opera Awards in London, at Oper Frankfurt: Der Diktator (The Dictator) / Schwergewicht (Heavyweight) / Das geheime Königreich (The Secret Kingdom). Forthcoming engagements include Verdi's Jérusalem in Tel Aviv, Giorgio Germont (La traviata) in Malmö and the Four Villains in Hoffmanns Erzählungen / The Tales of Hoffmann at the Vienna State Opera. Recent engagements have included the title role in Guillaume Tell in Palermo, Saarbrücken and Warsaw, Rigoletto at Korean National Opera in Seoul and Borodin's Prince Igor at the Volksoper in Vienna. This former member of the ensemble at the Vienna State Opera, who made his operatic debut in 1993, has also performed in Tel Aviv, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Theater Basel, Grand Théâtre de Genéve, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the National Opera in Bucharest and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. His repertoire includes Mozart's Don Giovanni and Count Almaviva, Verdi's Macbeth, Guy de Montfort (Les Vêpres siciliennes), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Balstrode (Peter Grimes), Traveller (Death in Venice), Enescu's Oedipe and Gregor Mittenhofer (Henze's Elegie for Young Lovers).