The baritone Claudio Zancopè is a chorus member of the Teatro La Fenice. He completed his studies at the Padua Conservatorio under the guidance of A. Rognoni, with further training under Ferrari, King and Vaglieri. His operatic activity finds him appearing in a number of Italian theatres, including the Donizetti at Bergamo, the Brescia Teatro Grande, the Treviso Comunale, Rovigo Teatro Sociale and La Fenice in Venice. Winner in the 1985 Milan As.Li.Co. Competition and the Bologna Stracciari Competition, he made his début in Don Giovanni under the artistic direction of Leyla Gencer and in Le nozze di Figaro under Graziella Sciutti. He has participated in a successful tour of Germany and his repertoire ranges from eighteenth-century melodrama to the contemporary, from opera to Lieder. In 1999 he took the rôle of the king in Galuppi’s Il re alla caccia.