"And, finally, him, the tenor himself. After all, what is the voice of Anibal Mancini? Rossinian to the core, this voice ran marvelously throughout the entire duration of the opera, with astonishing technical mastery, impeccable agility, and a beautiful timbre. The Count Almaviva's cavatina, 'Ecco, ridente in cielo,' and the previously mentioned song, accompanied on the guitar by the baritone, were performed with extreme precision and unparalleled expressiveness."
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Theatro Municipal Rio de Janeiro, 2022
Fabiana Crepaldi, notasmusicais.com
Aníbal Mancini is a lyrical tenor leggero, known for the agility of his coloraturas, the beauty of his timbre, rich phrasing, and precise interpretations.
He recently performed at Teatro Comunale de Bologna, Italia, as Don Ramir in the opera La Cenerentoal, at the Municipal Theater of São Paulo as Ferrando in the opera "Così fan tutte," at the Solís Theater in Montevideo as Almaviva in the opera "The Barber of Seville," at the Amazonas Opera Festival as Acis in the opera "Acis and Galatea," at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro and the Teatro São Pedro in the opera "Don Quichotte" by Massenet (Rodriguez). Other performances include Handel's "Messiah" at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro and at the Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte, Rossini's gala concert, Prokofiev's "The Betrothal in the Monastery" (Antonio), Verdi's "Falstaff" (Fenton), Rossini's "La Donna Del Lago" (Uberto), Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" (Count Almaviva), G. Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" (Rinuccio).
He also sang the opera "The Boy and the Freedom" (Rapaz) by Ronaldo Miranda, brought to life the role of Hippolytus in the world premiere of the opera "Phaedra and Hippolytus" by Christopher Park at the Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte, participated in the concert opera "L’oro non compra amore" by Marcos Portugal, and performed Rossini arias in the "Night of Bel Canto" concert with the OSB Opera and Repertoire at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro.
His repertoire also includes Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas," S. Barber's "A Hand of Bridge," "Christmas Matins" by Father José Maurício, Cantatas by J.S. Bach, "Il Tabarro" (Tinca), Rameau's "Pygmalion," and more.
Aníbal was one of the winners of the 11th Maria Callas Competition in 2011, and in 2013, he was named Lyric Revelation by the Blog Opera and Ballet .