While most opera singers study opera and simply concentrate on it throughout their college years, Massi had a unique journey while he was developing his voice. He was stuntman on many Hollywood productions including the Academy Award nominee “Gangs Of New York” by Martin Scorsese and the HBO hit series “Rome.”
“I was involved in martial arts including Karate and Judo and free fighting. And one of my big passions has always been medieval weapons. So when I moved to Rome I found this teacher and he was also working in Cine Città which is the Italian Hollywood,” he revealed in an interview with OperaWire. “During that time period, a lot of Hollywood productions were in Rome. So they needed guys to perform stunts and I started to train with my teacher and we started to do this job.”
Sony Classical has announced has Juan Diego Flórez’s new CD.
The new album, entitled “Mozart,” will see the tenor exploring arias from the composer’s famed works. The album will also mark his first album for Sony Classical and his first album since 2015 when Decca released “Italia.”
The album is slated for Oct. 6, 2018.