Francesco Antimiani was born in Terni in 1972.
He's a versatile artist, graduated with honors in piano and singing.
Teacher of technical and vocal interpretation, he debuted in 1992 with "Recitar Cantando"
group of Fausto Razzi in Rome and since then has always worked in musical theater as a singer, actor,
director, composer and author, including conferences and workshops on the history of the genre.
His experience with musical theater dates back to 1991, when he made his debut in a production of
"Forza Venite Gente" in Umbria (Italy).
In the following years he devoted himself mainly to the opera. As a baritone he debuted several roles
in important Italian theaters. The most important were:
L'Italiana in Algeri (Haly) by Rossini
Don Giovanni (Leporello) by Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro (Count of Almaviva) by Mozart;
La Bohème (Marcello, Schaunard) by Puccini;
Gianni Schicchi (Marco) by Puccini;
Rigoletto (Marullo, Ceprano) by Verdi;
Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda (Tancredi) by Monteverdi;
The wily servant (Balanzone) by Hasse;
Larinda and Vanesio (Vanesio) by Hasse.
From 2000 to 2003 he was a member of the opera choir of the Arena di Verona.
Antimiani is also a great performer of sacred and chamber music, ranging from the baroque to the German
Lied, until Gershwin and Piazzolla.
He was one of the soloists of the first modern performance of "The Raising of Lazarus
by Perosi (which was released on cd) to the "Sagra Musicale Umbra" and the
" of Amintore Galli the "Festival Malatesta" in Rimini.
He also participated in many first performances of oratorios and contemporary works by authors such as
Carlo Pedini, Giacomo Manzoni, Matteo D'Amico.
He has won prizes in various national and international competitions and in the '90s he was the director of the
Choir "Citta' di Terni".
After these experiences, he abandoned the world of opera and permanently dedicated to the theater:
2001 MANUELA PAZ, by Piergiuseppe Arcangeli, with Monica Guerritore.
Show on Argentine desaparecidos where he plays the serial killer Ignacio Sainz.
2002 FAUST, by Restani/Mantovani, directed by Federica Restani.
He played Wagner in one of the first italian opera-musical.
2003/04 MANTO, of Restani/Poggioni, directed by F. Restani. He has enjoyed
huge success with audiences and critics for his portrayal of Samol in this musical produced
by ARS Association in Mantua.
2004 INTO THE WOODS, by S. Sondheim, where he played the dual role of
Cinderella's Prince and the Baker.
2004/06 INSOMNIA, by F. Restani, where he performed as a singer, pianist and actor.
The show, which has had huge success and a large number of replicas across Italy, won the
critics' prize at the National Festival of Musicals.
2005 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, by J. Ford with Vanessa Gravina, A. EvangelistI,
R. Formilli. Antimiani played the female role of Hippolyta, acting and singing with a voice
falsettista in the splendid setting of the Palazzo del Te in Mantua.
100th GLENN MILLER<7b>, in 2005 he released this CD, in the centenary of the birth of
the great American composer. A long series of concerts (in vocal quartet with solo parts) with
the great All Times Orchestra conducted by Stefano Zavattoni.
2006 WHO s' WOLFGANG?<7b>, (Dr. Trazom), interesting and fun experience in
cooperation with "Musicamorfosi" in Milan, where Antimiani had fun acting,
singing Mozart mixed with a song by Nirvana rearranged for string quartet and piano.
2006 THE NIGHT OWL, (from "White Nights" by Dostoyevsky) where he
sang Rachmaninoff and Ciajkovsky with Adriano Evangelisti (narrator) and Chiara Olivieri
2006 MUSEUM TRANSCENDENTAL, by G. Genna. He performed as a pianist on a spoken text for six actors,
in the occasion of the great exhibition on Mantegna in Mantua.
2006/07 THE FABULA OF ORFEO, by Poliziano, directed by Gianfranco De Bosio. He interpreted Aristeo, acting
and singing music by C. Gallico.
2006/07 FORMICONE<7b>, (Minstrel) by Publius Filippo Mantovano. Directed by Federica Restani. This play of the '500
anticipates the commedia dell'arte.
2007/08 FRANKENSTEEN, freely drawn from the movie "Young Frankenstein" by Mel Brooks with original music.
Antimiani composed the lyrics. The show and the CD, were produced by Province of Bolzano and has received rave reviews.
There was a revival in 2012 with the "Off-Broadway" company whose Antimiani is founder and artistic director.
2007 I GOT MUSICAL, a one man show about the history of musicals he wrote, directed and starred in.
He is still performing it throughout Italy and in 2008 was released a double CD with the same title.
2007/08 GIULIETTA & ROMEO, by Riccardo Cocciante. He has alternated in the roles of father Capulets and father
Montagues in the masterpiece of Cocciante. In 2007 was released the CD with the highlights.
2008/09 NOTRE DAME DE PARIS<7b>, by Riccardo Cocciante. He played Frollo in the masterpiece that has broken all
records in Europe.
2011 LIFE ON STAGE<7b>, show dedicated to the great figure of Bob Fosse, directed by Virna Bonesi, where he plays
the great choreographer, also performing some choreography.
2012 TRAVELING TO BROADWAY, show tribute to the musical theatre directed by Andrea Lanfredi where he
performed in the role of The Commander, singing several hits from the musical world and an original written specifically
for him: "Hangin 'On".
2012/16 EL SECRETO DE MI ALMA, theatrical monologue, tribute to the great Pedro Almodovar, with songs taken
from the soundtracks of his films, which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in. The show debuted Nov. 17, 2012 in
Mantua and and was on tour throughout Italy.
2013/14 OPERA VS MUSICAL, show-concert conceived by his pupil Christian Tomei and produced by Emozioninvoce
of Bolzano, where he's the star performer, which involves a clash of generations between the Opera lovers and musical ones,
and in which he performs in both.
2013/17 IL NOSTRO CONCERTO, a series of concerts dedicated to the Italian songwriters. From nowadays backward,
until the '50s, which saw the birth of italian musical tradition. An extraordinary success led to the creation of the self-titled CD,
which was released at Christmas 2013.
2014/2016 debuts with several companies of Bolzano, Verona, Cremona and Mantua his PERSONAGGI IN CERCA DI..
MUSICAL, a musical adaptation from the novel by Pirandello.
2014/2016 Off Broadway Company debuts in MARILYN - SECRETS OF A DIVA, a show Antimiani composed that offers
a personal view on the life of the great icon.
2015/16 debuted and toured the new version of INSOMNIA, always in trio with Raffaele Latagliata and Federica Restani,
where he plays the protagonist Fred, a man struggling with sleepless creativity.
2015 in February debuted in DRACULA. Antimiani was the director and star of one of the most famous stories of all
time. Produced by Emozioninvoce of Bolzano.
2015 in summer debuts on the big screen playing the role of Oswald J. Morrison in ROLLERCOASTER LOVE, film
written by Dario D'Ambrosio and directed by Emanuele Valla. The film was released in Italy 21 March 2016 and is presented
in various international competitions. He won the award for best film in Indie Film Festival in Sydney (Australia).
2016/17 he joined the cast of THE JUNGLE BOOK performing King Louis, and then Baloo. The show debuted on
March 19 in Lugano (Switzerland) and then set off Italian tour October 29, 2016 by the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo.
2016/17 On 25 September 2016 he made his debut in Pesaro in LA LAUDA DI FRANCESCO musical on Saint Francis
of Assisi with music by Angelo Branduardi, taken from his CD "Infinitely Small". In this show, directed by himself,
Antimiani portrays San Francesco.
February 5th 2017 debuted SLEEPING BEAUTY – The musical performed by OffBroadway Company and entirely
written and composed by Antimiani.
in 2017 Antimiani is dedicated to the composition, together with Fabrizio Voghera, his colleague and friend, of
OTHELLO – L’ULTIMO BACIO, operamusical in two acts of which he is adapter and author of the lyrics.
The show, in which Antimiani performs Iago, debuted in Turin in March 2018 and was a national success. An
adaptation is under way for Europe.
Antimiani is also a well'known teacher.
Since 2003 he holds a chair in Modern Singing at the Istituto Musicale "A. Vivaldi" in Bolzano.
in 2010 he founded the "OffBroadway" company in Verona, formed by its most promising students.
The company, of which he is artistic director, plays only original shows, written by himself or in collaboration with
friends and colleagues.
Many of his students starred in important shows and events in all Europe.
Antimiani currently lives in Valeggio sul Mincio, near Verona.