Francesco Giusti was born in Bologna, Italy. After studies of pianoforte, organ, composition and musicology he started singing as a countertenor and has performed in many concerts in Europe, Japan and the USA. After achieving BMus in singing at London Guildhall with Andrew Watts, he studied at HMT Leipzig with Gundula Anders, and Amsterdam Conservatoire with Xenia Meijer and Maarten Koningsberger, where he obtained a MMus.
Since 2017 he has lived in Ireland where he collaborates with ensembles such as Sestina, Resurgam, Opera Collective Ireland and Irish Baroque Orchestra. He was a member of NIO studio in Belfast for the 2018/19 season and of the Irish National Opera ABL Studio for the 2021/22 season, during which he covered Tamerlano in Vivaldi’s Bajazet, with IBO conducted by Peter Whelan, which saw his London ROH debut.
Opera roles include Mario in Bononcini/Telemann’s Mario Fuggitivo, Cheshire Cat in Will Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, title roles in Scarlatti/Martini’s La Dirindina, Greg Caffrey’s Pamplemousse and Handel’s Fernando, Re di Castiglia at Händel-Festspiele Halle with Leo Duarte’s Opera Settecento. Future engagements include several Sestina projects, including a one-singer-to-a-part Irish tour of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with IBO.