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Gino Lucchetti Videos: Basil's Kitchen Opera Singer Recently Featured by Seattle Times

Gino Lucchetti, a regular at Public Opera's monthly performance at Basil's Kitchen at the Bellevue Hilton, was featured in the Seattle Times website on Friday. Watch some clips of his singing here.

Gino Lucchetti, a regular at Public Opera's monthly performance at at the , was featured in the Seattle Times website on Friday.

In Renaissance man fashion, Lucchetti excels in a life of science and the arts.

Lucchetti is a senior staff scientist at King County's Water, Land and Resource Division, who was written numeous scientific papers and has worked on preserving local salmon-bearing streams, according to the Times.

He also is a tenor, who has peformed with numerous companies throughout the Puget Sound area, according to his website.

Lucchetti's repertoire includes The New Papa for the world premier of Daren Hagan’s “The Cradle Song,” Rodolfo (La Boheme), Manrico (Il Trovatore), Canio (I Pagliacci), The Duke (Rigoletto), Faust (Gound’s), Pollione (Norma), Turridu (Cavalleria Rusticana), Don Jose (Carmen) and all the major Gilbert and Sullivan lead tenor roles, according to his bio on his website.

Lucchetti also sings with Public Opera, a group that sings at at the every month. Their next performance is at 6 p.m. July 15.

Watch some clips of Lucchetti with Public Opera at Basil's Kitchen, performing "O Sole Mio," by di Capua and "Au fond du temple saint," by Bizet.

On the web

Seattle Times: Outdoorsy opera singer combines tenor and trout

Public Opera: www.publicopera.com

Gino Lucchetti: www.ginolucchetti.com

Greg Johnston July 07, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I interviewed Gino on the phone a few times when I was a reporter at the P-I, I believe he was a biologist for the Muckleshoot tribe before taking the job with the county, good guy as I recall!
Venice Buhain July 07, 2012 at 08:45 PM
That's awesome, Greg. Did you know about Gino's other life as Rodolfo?
Greg Johnston July 08, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Nope, never knew that at all!

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