2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton
2017Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2017Puccini: Gianni SchicchiRinuccio
2016Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2013Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
Gianni Leccese began the singing studies in Bari and later he improved it at the Accademia Internazionale di Osimo with the tenor William Matteuzzi and with the soprano Alla Simonishvili.
His first debut is in the role of Peppe/Arlecchino in Pagliacci by Leoncavallo in Pisa, Grosseto, Massa Marittima, Pescara, Viterbo during the opera Seasons and in festivals as Lirica in Piazza, the Ripa Opera Leonis festival, Estate Pescarese, and others.
Then he debuted in Traviata as Gastone and sang in concerts in Shanghai and Jakarta with the soprano Lorraine Nawa Jones and the tenor Angelo Marenzi.
In Italy he sang in many musical ensembles and symphonic orchestras, the repertory includes Norma, Amico Fritz, Bohéme, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Rigoletto and Il Cavalliere Errante by T. Traetta and participated in a recital at Teatro Comunale of Gubbio for the Lyric International Academy of Maestro Vitaliano Bambini.
He debuted the role of Bastiano in Bastiano e Bastiana by Mozart then he’s Nemorino in Elisir d’Amore, he sang the Stabat Mater by Tommaso Traetta during the Traetta Opera Festival, and he’s Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana in opera houses in Bari and in Verona for the format “Villa Incanto”.
In Verona he sang during the “premio ERBE” for the foundation “Verona perl’Arena”. For the project Opera Pocket he was Rodolfo in La Bohème, Cavadarossi in Tosca and Alfredo in La Traviata.
In Lecce he’s Alfredo Germont in La Traviata and he’s again at the “Traetta Opera Festival” in the role of Adrasto in Antigone with the conductor Carlos Morejano.
In April 2013 he’s Rodolfo in La Bohème in Bari with the organization Teatro Pubblico Pugliese (TPP) and Alfredo in La Traviataat Teatro Boiardo of Reggio Emilia.
In September 2013 he’s in Japan for a tour of Traviata conducted by Tomomi Nishimoto in Kumamoto and sang in many recitals in Kagoshima.
In the same year he’s in Greece (Kos) and at Teatro Sociale of Como for a Messa da Requiem by G.Verdi.
In 2014 he sang in the concerts for the program “Waiting for Verdi” in Chicago, Moscow and Milano with Pappano’s family.
In November he’s in tour London with the Patrick Noronha Camerata Orchestra.
At Teatro Comunale of Modena he sang Messa da Requiem by G.Verdi. conducted by Takashi Kanai then again Stabat Materby Tommaso Traetta in Bitonto for “Traetta Opera Festival”; Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu) in Lecce; Tosca(Cavaradossi) at teatro Il Ducale of Cavallino (Le). In February at TeatroPetruzzelli he sang in a recital; Rigoletto(Duca di Mantova) at Teatro G. Verdi of San Severo and in Bari he’s the soloist of Requiem by W.A. Mozart.
In April 2015 he’s Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Traetta Opera Festival, Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto and Rodolfo in Boheme at Teatro Tito Schipa of Gallipoli for the lyric season 2015. In June he’s in San Marino to record a show dedicated to Cavalleria Rusticana and Mascagni with Pippo Baudo, ‘Una serata sul Titano’. In December he’s in Lecce for the 46° Lyric season of Teatro Politeama Greco.
In March 2016 he’s in Venice for a Stabat Mater by Tommaso Traetta, in May he’s Rodolfo for a Bohème in Lecce, in July he sang in a recital in Cipro and in September he debuted the role of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with the Kitakyushu City Opera in Japan.
The 2017 begins with a Gianni Schicchi at Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi of Trieste and in March he sang the Requiem byW.A. Mozart in Bari.
In March he’s Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Opera house of Plzn in Czech Republic where he returned in November for the same role. During 2017 he has been Mario Cavaradossi under the baton of Maestro Alberto Veronesi in TOSCA and debuted Ismaele in Nabucco at Lugo Theater Rossini.
2018 started with the debut of Gabriele Adorno in SIMON BOCCANEGRA with Maestro Maurizio Colasanti at Opera Romana Craiova (Romania) and Riccardo in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at Teatro Alessandro Bonci in Cesena.
CV & Repertoire
|Musical Work||Role||Jump-in ready?||Company||Year|
|Verdi: Simon Boccanegra||Gabriele Adorno||1 week||Craiova Romanian Opera||2018|
|Verdi: Un ballo in maschera||Riccardo (gustavus Iii)||1 week||Teatro Bonci||2018|
|Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana||Turiddu||1 week||volterra||2018|
|Puccini: Madama Butterfly||Pinkerton||1 week||Divadla J. K. Tyla v Plzni||2017|
|Verdi: Nabucco||Ismaele||1 week||Teatro Rossini Lugo||2017|