Meet the actors: Enrico Zagni as Salanio


Born in Modena, Enrico Zagni started to act in the 1994 with the role of Horatio in Hamlet for Emilia Romagna Teatro in Modena. With the same company he worked in the leading roles for Kaleidoscope of Solitary (Wilcock), The Sea of the Lost Time (Marquez), Sanctuary (Faulkner), Doll’s House (Ibsen), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare), The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare), A Streetcar Named Desire (Williams), The Chandler (Bruno) and many others. He was directed by Luca Ronconi for The Chandler.
He studied operatic voice with Luciano Pavarotti. His operaic credits include Verdi’s Trovatore (Manrico), Verdi’s Traviata (Alfredo), Verdi’s Otello (Cassio), Bizet’s Carmen (Don Jose), Puccini’s Boheme (Rodolfo), Puccini’s Turandot (Pong), Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (des grieux), Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro (Basilio), Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton), Verdi’s Rigoloetto (Duca), Donizetti’s Elisir d’Amore (Nemorino), Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Pirelli) and Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis (der Soldat). He also performed in several musicals like Les Miserables (Jean Valjean), The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom), The Secret Garden (Archiebald Craven), Nine (Guido Contini) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus).