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Italo-American Tenor, Leonardo Capalbo is making a name for himself in the new generation of opera singers today.  Leonardo has already performed with the New York City Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, Dresden Semperoper, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Greek National Opera, Israeli Opera, Oper Koeln, L'Opéra de Nice, L'Opèra de Toulon, L'Opèra National du Rhin, Strasbourg, L'Opéra National de Bordeaux, Florida Grand Opera, Arizona Opera, New Orleans Opera, North Carolina Opera, Opera North, Leeds and L'Opéra de Wallonie, Liege amongst others.  He regularly performs leading lyric tenor repertoire such as Duca in Verdi's Rigoletto, Rodolfo in Puccini's Boheme and Nemorino in Donizetti's Elisir d'Amore.  
He has appeared with conductors such as Arrivabeni, Bonynge, Ettinger, Luisi, Rescigno, Gielen, Guingal, Carella, Parry, Farnes, André, Behr, Burgess-Ellis, Myers, Letonja and others.  Leonardo has had the pleasure of working with many directors of considerable note. Leonardo made his professional and European debut in Christopher Adlen's production of La vida breve which garnered numerous awards and critical praise.  He has participated in new productions by Andreas Homoki- as Alfredo in La Traviata at the Dresden Semperoper...Jonathan Miller- as Nemorino in Elisir d'Amore at New York City Opera, Graham Vick- Rodolfo at Greek National Opera... Stein Winge- Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at L'Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg...Philippe Sireuil- as Duca in Rigoletto as L'Opéra Wallonie, Liege.  Other important directors with whom he has collaborated closely on either new productions or revivals include David Poutney, Franco Zeffirelli, Lindsay Posner, Frank Corsaro, Jean Louis Pichon and others.  
Leonardo studied at The Julliard School and went on to work with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West. He was awarded major prizes by the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Giulio Gari Foundation and The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation.  He grew up in Nutley, NJ and spent much of his childhood between the US and Italy. 



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Leonardo78 - 27 Mar 2010
Leonardo78 - 27 Mar 2010
Leonardo78 - 27 Mar 2010
Leonardo78 - 27 Mar 2010
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