LEONARDO DE LISI - TENOR

Description: pradaLeonardo De Lisi's artistic activities cover several different vocal repertoires.

Born in Parma (Italy), he is a prize-winner of numerous singing competitions: First prize National “Città di Conegliano” 1986, Second prize “Hugo Wolf” competition in Stuttgart 1987, Grand Prix Ravel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz 1987, Second prize “Walther Gruner” Lied contest in London 1989, Grand Prix Fauré in Paris 1989, Fondation France Télécom Prize "Découvérte" 1992, First prize Lied at the I.V.C. 's-Hertogenbosch 1994, First prize Seghizzi in Gorizia 1998.
He is regularly invited to perform recitals throughout Italy, Europe and in the USA and he has recorded several CD's with music by Vivaldi, Porpora, Haendel, Schubert, Blangini, Puccini, Cilèa, Respighi, Casella, Monteverdi, Piatti, Denza e Castelnuovo-Tedesco (EMI, Virgin Classics, Nuova Era, Hungaroton,Channel Classics and others). He also appears in the 6 Cd’s coffret by EMI “100 Best tenor voices” (2009). He has often sung as soloist under the baguette of celebrated conductors such as Gavazzeni, Vasary, Rattle, Maag, Bartoletti, Aprea, Luisi, Panni, Weise, Dawes, Lloyd-Jones, Curtis, Cremonesi, Malgoire, de Marchi, Pfaff, Gorli, Harman, in a wide repertoire covering all styles from baroque to modern and contemporary.

As an Opera singer he performs throughout Europe and his repertoire includes the leading tenor roles in operas by Monteverdi (Orfeo, Ulisse, Nerone, il Testo in “Combattimento”), Haendel (Bajazet, Grimoaldo, Berengario, Alessandro), Vivaldi (Vitaliano, Gualtiero, Tamese, Dario), Mozart (Ottavio, Tamino, Tito, Idomeneo, Alessandro, Lucio Silla, Arbace), Donizetti (Nemorino), Verdi (Alfredo), Puccini (Prunier), Caikovskij (Lenski), R.Strauss (Tenore Italiano, Narraboth), Britten (Male Chorus, Bob Boles, Quint), Wolf-Ferrari (Leandro, Donna Pasqua, Conte di Bosconero), Stravinskij (Oedipus, Tom Rakewell), Honegger (Giglio), Poulenc (Chevalier de la Force), Penderecki (Baron von Laubardemont), Maderna (Trimalchio, Venetian Journal). He has created several opera and concert premières by celebrated Italian composers: Luca Francesconi, Claudio Ambrosini, Fabrizio Festa, Paolo Arcà, Alberto Cattaneo, Marco Betta, Carlo Galante.

Leonardo De Lisi completed his musical and vocal studies graduating in Voice and Opera at the Conservatory in Padua, in Arts Song and Oratorio at the Conservatory in Parma and a Master Degree in Vocal Performing Arts at Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory in Rome. He studied also under Irwin Gage, Dalton Baldwin, Gérard Souzay, Elly Ameling, Ileana Cotrubas, Claudio Desderi, Julia Hamari, Lajos Kozma.

Leonardo De Lisi currently teaches at the Master Degree Program of Art Song, Lied and Oratorio at the Music Conservatory “Luigi Cherubini” in Firenze (Italy).