1978 - Diploma (University of Toronto) Operatic Performance.
1988 - Artist of the Year by le Conseil canadien de la musique
1990 - Goodwill Ambassador (High Commissioner for Refugees) United Nations.
1993 – Officier of The Ordre du Canada in recognition for his musical contribution
around the world
1992 - Grammy Award (Les Troyen, Decca)
2003 - GOLD Record (Novem ,‘’Noel’’)
Cinematography: Mr. Quilico has appeared in the feature films of “La Boheme”
“Orfeo” and (L’Heure Espagnole) as well as in numerous operatic videos.
Twenty seven classical recordings with : Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, Erato,
Sony Classical, London/Decca et EMI/Angel.
Master Classes; San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Paris and
Esteemed as an interpreter of the French and Italian repertoire,
lyric baritone Gino Quilico appears regularly with the world’s major
opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The
Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, the Paris
Opera and the Bayerische Staatsoper. Over twenty opera
recordings, including a Grammy Award for his participation in the
recording of Les Troyens (Decca). His critically acclaimed solo recital recording
Le Secret (Koch International) have also firmly established Mr. Quilico in the
classical recording industry. His recent recording “Noel” with Novem Inc. went
Mr. Quilico has worked with such distinguished conductors as Seiji Ozawa,
Herbert Von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Riccardo Chailly, James Levine, Lorin
Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Michel Plasson and George Pretre.
Among the many festivals in which he has participated are those of Saltzburg,
Edinburgh, Schwetzingen, Aix en Provence and Orange.
Mr. Quilico made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1987 as Lescaut in “Manon”
and has regularly returned since in roles such as Figaro in “The Barber of
Seville”, Valentin in “Faust”, Enrico in “Lucia di Lammermoor”, Ford in “Falstaff” ,
Belcore in “L’Elisir d’Amore” and Escamillo in “Carmen”.
At the San Francisco Opera, Mr. Quilico has appeared in the title role of “Don
Giovanni”, Yeletsky in “Pique Dame”, Belcore in “Elisir d’Amore”, Lescaut in
“Manon” Silvio in “Pagliacci” and Marcello in “La Boheme” which was also
recorded for video release.
At the Paris Opera Mr. Quilico’s roles have included Figaro in “The Barber of
Seville”, Oreste in “Iphigenie en Tauride”, Eisenstein in “Die Fledermaus”,
Belcore in “Elisir d’Amore”, Enrico in “Lucia di Lamermoor”, Escamillo in
“Carmen” and Yeletsky in “Pique Dame.
His performances at La Scala have included the roles of Marcello in “La
Boheme”. Lescaut in “Manon’’ by Massenet and Lescaut in “Manon Lescaut” by
Puccini which was recorded by Sony Classical.
With the Royal Opera in London, he has sung Posa in “Don Carlos”, as well as
Valentin in “Faust”, Figaro, Marcello and Escamillo which he has also performed
with the Royal Opera’s tour to Japan and Korea.
Around the world other engagements have taken Mr. Quilico to the Berlin
Staatsoper, the Vienna Staatsoper for “Iphigenie en Tauride” to Munich for
“Carmen and Don Giovanni” to the Florence Maggio Musicale for “La
Cenerentola”. “Don Pasquale” at La Fenice in Venice, and to Buenos Aires
Teatro Colon for “Don Giovanni” and Faust. Lausanne for the title role of “Eugene
Onegin” and as Renato in “Un Ballo in Maschera”.
On the concert stage, Mr. Quilico has appeared with the Toronto Symphony
Orchestra and the Montreal Symphony. In Europe he has sung with the
Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France,
and the Bayerische Rundfunk, Munich.
He has appeared in the world premieres of “L’Heritiere” at the Paris Opera and
“Monsegur” in Toulouse, subsequently staged in Bordeaux, Lyon and the Paris
Opera, where the production was telecast and recorded. At the Metropolitan
Opera Mr. Quilico took part in the world premiere of John Corigliano’s “Ghost’s of
Versaille” as the infamous Figaro.
In the year 1987 Gino and Louis Quilico became the first father and son to
perform at the Metropolitan Opera together in its 103 years of existence.
Followed by many other appearances together around the world at the Paris
Opera, The Chatelet, The Canadian Opera Company and The Toulouse Opera.
Mr. Quilico has appeared in the feature films of “La Boheme” and “Orfeo” as well
as in numerous operatic videos. He has recorded for such labels as Deutsche
Grammophon, EMI/Angel, Philips, Erato, Sony Classical and London/Decca.
included an album of operetta duets with Barbara Hendricks for EMI.
Mr. Quilico has performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Ottawa at the
National Arts Center for the new Constitution of Canada. He was also invited to
sing, in private audience, for Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the Canadian
Embassy in London, England.
In 1988 Gino Quilico was named Artist of the Year by the Canadian Music
In 1993 in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to
the world of music, Mr Quilico was appointed an Officer of the Order of
Highlights of 1997-98 include “Carmen” on the Metropolitan Opera opening night of
the season and his Chicago lyric Opera debut as Zurga in “The Pearl Fishers” a new
production directed by Nicola Joel. Figaro in the “Barber of Seville” in Seville, “Faust”
at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.
Highlights of 1999-2000-01 include: “Boheme” Metropolitan Opera., Los Angeles
Opera debut in“Lucia di Lamermoor”. A return to La Scala in “Manon”. Munich
Staatsoper for “Carmen and Marseille as Ford in “Falstaff”. Iago in “Otello” Montreal
Opera, Manheim “Pearl Fishers”. A return to Munich in (Carmen), New York
Metropolitan Opera for the (Pension Fund Gala), Munich in (Les Troyens), Hong
Kong in (La Cenerentola), Savonlinna Festival in (Don Giovanni), Portland Opera in
(Otello), Puerto Rico (Pearl Fishers), Palermo (Lady in Dark).
Highlights of 2001-2002-03 include: Munich (Les Troyens), Festival de Musique
Sacree de Saint-Roch, Celebration 2002 Loto-Quebec au reseau TVA, Boston
Symphony Orchestra concert, Montreal Symphony concerts, Tokyo (Carmen),
Pittsburg (La Cenerentola), New York Metropolitan Opera (Andrea Chenier). New
York Metropolitan (Les Troyen). Boston Symphony “La Vita Breve”(Tanglewood),
Malmo Sweden (Otello), Recital Maison Tressler Vaudreuil.. Crossover pop genre
recording (Novem Inc.)
Highlights of 2004-05 include: New crossover recording with “Zone 3” produced
by Rick Allison, (Un Jour Une Nuit) Songs written by Rick Allison, Luc Plamondon,
Daniel Seff, Francis Cabrel.. Saint Sauveur Festival, Festival d’ete de Quebec.
Starmania Symphonic version with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as well as
Christmas concerts at Notre Dame. Starmania in Paris Palais des Congress, Recital
Tour (Sherbrooke, Gatineau, Laval, Montreal) Marriage of Figaro (Almaviva) Austen
Lyric Opera. Notre Dame de Paris Title role (Quasimodo) 25 performances at Bell
Highlights of 2006-07-08 include: Elisir D’amore (Belcore) Opera de Monte Carlo.
Don Giovanni (Title Role) Seoul, Korea.. Concert tour of (Voyage Musical) 20
performances throughout Quebec. Guelph spring Festival concert, Orchestre
symphonique de Longueuil concert. Carmen at The Savvonlina Festival (Finland).
Fanciulla del West at the Saint Barth Music Festival, Concerts in Fort Lauderdale
Florida and Orange County California.
M. Quilico sings 91 performances of the role of Jean Valjean in the new production of
(Les Misérables) at the Capitole de Québec.
Highlights of 2009 – 2010 include; Madame Butterfly at the Saint Barth Music
Festival, Concerts Salle Pierre Mercure, Montreal, Granby, Longeuil.
Gala performance for the 75th Anniversary of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Return to the role of Jean Valjean for 33 performances of (Les Misérables) at the
Capitole of Québec city.
Montreal Symphony Orchestra (Saint Francois d’Assise) with Kent Nagano, Concerts
in Fort Lauderdale, Saint Barth Music Festival with maestro Steven Mercurio, La
Prairie, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Symphony Orchestra de Gatrineau, Symphony
Orchestra de la Francophonie, return to Les Misérables in Montreal, Place des Arts.
Symphony Orchestra La Sinfonia, Beethoven 9th symphony Orchestre de la