Luigi Cirillo

He studied and graduated at the National Conservatory of Music in Salerno, (Italy), under
the tuition of M° Rosetta Arena, M° Carlo Tuand, and M° Ciro Visco, later with the tenor
Nazzareno Antinori.
He has attended several masterclasses with reknowned singers such as Rolando Panerai,
Gianni Raimondi, Fiorenza Cossotto, Gabriella Tucci, and was also a student of the great
tenor LUCIANO PAVAROTTI.
In 1999, he won the Mario Lanza Competition in Isernia, singing the role of Alfio in
Cavalleria Rusticana by P. Mascagni and in the same year, he was a guest at the The
Court Theatre in Naples in a concert for the European Commission Delegation in Italy.
In the event “Tribute of Pavarotti” in Correggio (RE), he was awarded the “Pavarotti
d’oro”.
In 2010 he partecipated as a solist baritone at the creation of Puccini’s “Tosca” and “La
Fanciulla del West” DVD, for the Puccini Festival Foundation of Torre del Lago.
With his considerable vocal and interpretative abilities he is able to undertake a wideranging repertoire displaying an impressive stage presence in both comic and brilliant
roles.

He has made debut as a soloist in the following maior theatres:
The Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theatre in Salerno, Theatre Regio in Parma, The San Carlo Theatre in Naples, Puccini Festival Foundation, The Modern Theatre in Grosseto, The Alfonso Rendano Theatre in Cosenza, The Francesco Cilea Community Theatre in Reggio Calabria, Theatre Politeama in Catanzaro, The Ventidio Basso Theatre in Ascoli Piceno,
The Community Theatre in Mantua.
He has sung with famous conductors such as Janos Acs, Vito Lo Re, Nicola Luisotti,
Zubin Mehta, Miguel Roa, Riccardo Frizza, Lorenzo Castriota Skanderbeg,Valery
Gergiev, Evelino Pidò, Tadeusz Serafin, Guillaume Tourniaire, Carlo Palleschi, Gabriele Ferro Giuseppe Acquaviva, Alberto Veronesi, Pier Giorgio Morandi and Fabio
Mastrangelo.
He has also worked with well-known directors such as Riccardo Canessa, Franco
Esposito, Henning Brockhaus, Giulio Ciabatti, Mario Corradi, Maurizio Marchini, Eike
Gramss, Daniele Abbado, Jorge Lavelli, Mario De Carlo, Italo Nunziata, Beppe De
Tomasi, Kirsten Harms.

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