Enjoy a great night out with guests from Puccini’s home town

Earthwire Productions is proud to support the Lucca OPERA Festival in presenting Mattia Campetti and Michelle Buscemi in February of 2015.  The concert will be held at the Pump House, Takapuna on February 9.  The Auckland concert is the last stop following a tour of Sydney and Melbourne.

Mattia,Michelle and Dario are brought to Auckland by United Travel Takapuna.


Tickets are on sale now! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • A Reserve tickets are $50
  • B Reserve is $40
  • There are a limited number of  C Reserve tickets available at only $25!

The PumpHouse includes a bar which will be open for the event.

Can’t make the Monday concert?  The Wallace Arts Trust are also hosting a concert on Sunday February 8 at Rannoch. Click here for tickets and details to this event


The performers

Mattia Campetti Baritone

Born in Lucca, Italy in 1982. From 2005 he studied in his hometown and his early debut include Madama Butterfly (Sharpless), La Bohéme (Schaunard and Marcello), Tosca (Sagrestano). From 2005 to 2007 he debuted in Gianni Schicchi (Simone), L’elisir d’amore (Belcore), Commendatore and Biagio in Don Giovanni composed by Gazzaniga and Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Simon Boccanegra (Paolo), I Pagliacci (Silvio), Rigoletto (Marullo) and La Traviata (Barone).

From December 2008 Mattia studied at the “Scuola dell’Opera Italiana” partecipating in nurmerous production at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna include: Perichaud in La Rondine by G. Puccini conducted by Jose’ Cura and directed by Le Moli; as Malatesta in the new production of Don Pasquale by Donizetti conducted by M° Vordoni and directed by Antoniozzi; Yamadori and Commissario Imperiale in Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini conducted by M° Polastri and directed by Salvi and Marcello in La Boheme directed by Mariani and conducted by M° Caldi. And in 2010, as Dancaire in Carmen conducted by M° Mariotti and directed by Andrey Zagars; as Tracollo in Livietta e Tracollo (Pergolesi) and Rabastens in Pomme d’api (Offenbach) conducted by M° Marasco and directed by Panighini and as Barone in La Traviata conducted by M° Mariotti and directed by Antoniozzi.

In July 2011 he debut the role of Leporello and Guglielmo in festivals around Tuscany and he participated in the Tirol Festival in the production of Tannhäuser conducted by Gustav Khun. In September performed again with Teatro Comunale di Bologna tour of Carmen in Otsu and Tokyo (Japan) as Dancaire whit Marcello Alvarez and Nino Surguladze.

In 2012 sang again in the Tirol Festival under the conducting of M° Kuhn in the role of Sciarrone (Tosca) and Biterolf in Tannhäuser. From May to September 2012 he organized and directed the concert season of I Concerti degli Angeli Custodi (in Lucca) with more than 50 events including operatic and chamber concerts with soloists, ensemble, choir and orchestra, and three opera productions.  From 2013 he founded the association LuccaOPERAfestival where he sang Figaro, Leporello and Guglielmo in the trilogy Mozart – Da Ponte. In 2014 he sung Fiorello in Barbiere di Siviglia, Malatesta in Don Pasquale and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore for LuccaOPERAfestival.


Michelle Buscemi Soprano

Born in Melbourne, Australia to Italian born parents. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Music Performance, Voice Degree (2005) from the Victorian College of the Arts under the tutelage of Anna Connolly. Michelle commenced her vocal training with Gloden Mercer and has participated in international Masterclasses. Michelle has been a finalist at distinguished Lyric Competitions in Australia, most notably the 2005 Herald Sun Aria Award and 2005 Covent Garden National Opera Awards where she was awarded the Lady Gallaghan Memorial Encouragement Award.  Her outstanding performance at the ACCLAIM Comunale Award earned her a much sought after study scholarship at the Accademia of Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Italy (2006- 2007).

In 2009 Michelle studied at the Scuola dell’Opera Italiana of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna. Michelle was a finalist at the 2010 Toti Dal Monte competition in Treviso for the role of Adina and was awarded a scholarship by the Pergolesi foundation of Jesi. In 2006 during her time at the Accademia of the Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Michelle appeared as Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. The Good Queen in the world premier of Snow White by Luigi Zaninelli conducted by M˚ Michele Mariotti. Toured as Micaela (Rome, Fiesole) in La tragedie de Carmen by G. Bizet and covered the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini. In October 2006, Michelle made her debut at the Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with the role of Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera of W. A. Mozart conducted my M˚ Enrique Mazzola

From 2007 Michelle performed as a solo artist in numerous concerts and festivals Michelle’s other notable concert performances throughout Europe include; Mozart concert arias in Oredea (Romania) with the Oredea Philharmonic Orchestra, The Requiem by Domenico Cimarosa through Abruzzo (Italy) with the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese  and a recital dedicated to Italian Composers in St. Petersburg (Russia) at Hermitage Museum Theatre. In 2008 returning to Australia, Michelle made her debut with Melbourne Opera as Musetta in La Bohème by Puccini and performing Messa di Gloria, by Puccini at Hammer Hall with Victorian Opera and Victorian Symphony Orchestra, directed by Richard Gill.

In March 2009 Michelle performed the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Victorian Opera directed by Richard Gill (Melbourne) and regional Victoria tour. In 2010 performing again the role of Musetta for Scottish Opera in Scotland and Ireland.

In 2011 and 2012 Michelle performed in Tirol Festspiele (Tirol) with Gustav Kuhn as Hirte in Tannhaüser by Richard Wagner, Pastorello in Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.

Also in 2012 Michelle featured as a regular artist I Concerti Degli Angeli Custodi in Lucca (Italy) also performing as Lola in Cavalleria Rustica by Pietro Mascagni and as Zerlina in Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart.

In February 2013 Michelle performed Violetta Valery in La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi for The City of Stonnington, Melbourne “Opera in the Park”. Performing the role of Violetta in Florence and Lucca, Italy in the same year. In 2014 Michelle debuted as Norina in Don Pasquale and Adina in L’Elisir d’amore by Donizetti with Lucca Opera Festival conducted by M˚ Jonathan Brandani.


Dario Tondelli Pianist

In 2006 he received his diploma in piano at the Conservatory “GB Martini” in Bologna with honors. Oriented especially toward the operatic repertoire voice, participated in the “Course for Teacher Assistant” at the “Teatro Lirico Sperimentale A. Belli” in Spoleto in 2007.

From October 2008 to June 2010 he frequented the two years of high specialization of the “Italian Opera School” of the “Teatro Comunale di Bologna”, an organization which has since worked privately.

He worked as a lounge pianist and director in theaters and festivals such as “Teatro Borgatti di Cento (2001-2005), Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2008-2010), the Teatro San Carlo in Naples (2010), Martina Franca Festival (2010 ), the Municipal Theatre of Piacenza (2011-2012), Festival Alejandro Granda Lima (2011), Auditorium de Tenerife (2012). “

He continued his study of the music with pianists Enza Ferrari, Riccardo Marsano, Eytan Pessen, Vincent Taramelli, Julius Zappaed pianist and conductor Marco Bohemians.

He has accompanied master classes in vocal technique and interpretation conducted by Luis Alva, Alfonso Antoniozzi, Francisco Araiza, Paul Barbacini, Renato Bruson, Florence Cedolinis Carlo Colombara, Paolo Coni, Ileana Cotrubas, Jose Cura, Roberto De Candia, Tiziana Fabbricini, Francis Meli Raina Kabaiwanska, Gregory Kunde, Giuseppe Sabbatini Darina Takova, Dunja Vejzovic and Dolora Zajick.

He accompanied the master conducting Antonello Allemandi, Bruno Bartoletti, Richard Frizza, Renato Palumbo and Tamas Pal; in opera productions he worked with Ives Abel, Alessandro D’Agostini, Claudio Desideri, Fasolis Diego, Christopher Franklin, Valerio Galli, Ottavio Marino, Kazushi Ono, Matthew Pagliari, Parmeggiani Roberto, Roberto Polastri, Aldo Sisillo, Ryuichiro Sonoda, Alexander Vitiello.

Key sponsor

Mattia and Michelle are brought to New Zealand by United Travel Takapuna – specialists in European travel.

While in Auckland, Mattia and Michelle stay at The Spencer on Byron Hotel.



Find out more about LuccaOPERA Fesitval on their website: http://www.luccaoperafestival.com


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