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Mr. Gino Quilico's career spans more than forty years and is characterized by his remarkable career. Mr. Quilico has performed more than thirty roles at the opera and on all the most prestigious opera stages in the world: Metropolitan Opera (New York), La Scala (Milan), the Paris Opera, to name a few. than the most important.

It goes without saying that Gino Quilico has sung under the direction of the greatest conductors of the symphonic world: Herbert Von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa and of course Kent Nagano and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Mr. Quilico has participated in more than thirty opera recordings. In 1995, he received a Grammy Award for his participation in Berlioz's Les Troyens with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Gino Quilico has also performed with great success in musicals including Notre-Dame de Paris, by Plamondon-Cocciante where he played the role of "Quasimodo" and the role of "Jean Valjean" in Les Misérables.

Mr. Quilico's involvement is not entirely devoted to opera and music. In 1990, he was one of the few Canadians to be appointed Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Gino Quilico has always had the promotion of lyrical art at heart while being a worthy representative of Canadian culture. This involvement was highlighted when he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his talent and dedication to this cause.


1983 - Recital at the National Arts Center in Ottawa with his father, Louis Quilico, before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1986 - Private recital at the Canadian Embassy (London) in the presence of Prince Charles & Lady Diana

1988 - Nomination "Artist of the Year" by the Canadian Music Council

1990 - Goodwill Ambassador at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

1993 - Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his achievements and contribution to the Canadian musical world

1995 - Grammy Award for the recording of the opera Les Troyens by H. Berlioz (Decca) in which he played the role of Chorèbe

2003 - Album "Christmas" (Novem) disc certified Gold (50,000 copies) 

World premieres

Ghost of Versailles (John Corigliano) at the Metropolitan Opera, New York (1991)

Monsegur(L. Landowski) Opéra de Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lyon, Opéra de Paris (1985)

The heiress(J.P. Damase) at the Opéra-Comique de Paris (1980)


Bohemian(G. Puccini) film-opera directed by L. Comencini (1988)

The Orfeo (C. Monteverdi) film-opera directed by C. Goretta (1986)

spanish time(M. Ravel)

Several other operas on DVD.

Press review and letters of appreciation:

Luciano Pavarotti (Italy, August 1990)

“Gino has great talent and a great voice complemented by a strong personality and wonderful acting talent. He will become a Verdian baritone and probably have one of the greatest careers of all time. it takes to achieve this and the public is crazy about him. It gives me great pleasure to see that".

New York Times by John Rockwell

"Mr. Quilico enunciates the Italian with relish, looks handsome and acts with convincing dash. This is a real baritone Don Giovanni, elegant and light on his feet".

San Francisco Chronicle by Joshua Kosman

"Quilico sounded fine, in full command of his suave, expressive baritone. Lithe and strikingly handsome, Quilico looks every bit the licentious libertine. His singing was energetic and precise, with a pleasantly dark timbre".

The Press, Claude Gingras

"Iago's great monologue in Verdi's Otello found him in good shape, as an actor and as a singer. Thanks to his great experience on the stage, he camped a very credible Scarpia and Germont". (Montreal Opera Gala)

Bill Clinton, President of the United States of America (Personal letter - December 1997)

Thank you so much for the copy of Le Secret, which Saverio Mancina passed along to me. It brings back fond memories of seeing you at the Metropolitan Opera. Hillary and I appreciate your sharing your work with us, and we send our best wishes.

Sincerely, Bill Clinton".

Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada (Personal letter - 9 no​vember 1987)

On behalf of the Government of Canada, I am pleased to convey to you my warmest greetings and best wishes on this historical first performance by a father and son at the Metropolitan Opera House. Canadians and, indeed, all those who have an appreciation of opera may take great pride in your accomplishments as well as your contributions to music in Canada and throughout the world. I know that your performance will reflect your commitment to musical perfection and I trust that those in the audience this evening we highly entertained.

Yours sincerely, Brian Mulroney".

Main benefits of Gino Quilico

Opera​ from Paris

PETER GRIMES with Jon Vickers

Royal Opera House

DON CARLOS, produced by L.Visconti

Vienna Staatsoper


Metropolitan Opera House

CARMEN, produced by F. Zeffirelli

Teatro Colon


Chicago Lyric Opera


Metropolitan Opera House


Los Angeles Opera


La Scala

LA BOHÈME with Roberto Alagna

La Scala

MANON LESCAUT, directed by Lorin Maazel

La Scala

MANON, directed by Michel Plasson

Paris Opera

BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA, new production by Dario Fo

Seville Opera


Philadelphia Opera

EUGENE ONEGIN, (beginning)

Munich Staatsoper

LES TROYENS by Berlioz, conducted by Zubin Mehta

hong kong


La Scala

MANON, directed by Lorin Maazel

San Francisco

LA BOHÈME with Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti

Tokyo Opera

CARMEN with Jose Carreras

Montreal with OSM

STARMANIA operational version

Paris with OSM

STARMANIA at the Palais des Congrès in Paris

Metropolitan Opera House

ANDREA CHÉNIER, directed by James Levine

Boston Symphony Orchestra



OUR LADY OF PARIS, (Quasimodo) at the Bell Center

Philadelphia Opera


Metropolitan Opera House

ELISIR D'AMORE with Luciano Pavarotti

Montreal with OSM

75th anniversary of the Orchester Symphonique de Montréal

Capitol of Quebec

LES MISÉRABLES, (Jean Valjean), new production

Seoul Korea Opera


Savonalinna Opera


Montreal with OSM

SAINT FRANÇOIS DASSISE directed by Kent Nagano

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