Lara Leonardi

Lara Leonardi

Lyric Soprano

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Soprano, born in Siracusa - Italy, she made her first steps in music around the age of thirteen, as part of the Cantores Pacis polyphonic choir. Then she decides at seventeen years to deepen this passion with studying privately studying with Japanese soprano Tomie Kano. In 2007 she is admitted to the first year of the opera voice class of the Music Institute "V. Bellini "in Catania. In September 2010 she participates in the show "Voci Aretusee" at the ancient market of Ortigia (Syracuse). In the same place in January 2011 she participates in the concert "Divino in Canto". Participates in the seminar organized by the Spanish Music Institute, Spanish, South American, Portuguese and Brazilian, with Professor Margarida Natividade and Prof. Ross Craigmile in May 2011. In January of the following year, she works in Oratiore de Noël of Saint-Saëns in the solo part, accompanied by the orchestra directed by M ° Ivan Manzella. During summer 2012 she participated as an artist of the "Coro Lirico Siciliano" at the following events: "Norma" by V. Bellini at the Teatro Antico di Taormina, broadcast by RAI in mondovisione. "Madama Butterfly" by G.Puccini in Enna at the Castle of Lombardy and Zafferana Etnea at the Municipal Amphitheater. "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff, in Taormina. "Glory in Major Major RV 589" by A. Vivaldi in Catania at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel to the Minorites. In December 2012 she sings for the Anfass Onlus of Palazzolo Acreide the "Lyrical Concert of Christmas". The following year in January she sings in Syracuse for the "Concerto dell'Epifania" with Ensemble Ars Nova of Caltagirone and at the Palazzo dei Principi Riggio in Campofiorito di Acicatena for the concert "Melodies and Colors" accompanied by the Orchestra Haffner, directed by M ° Antonella Fiorino. On March 23, 2013 directed by M ° Giuseppe Musumeci and accompanied by Royal Horchestra she sang the Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater for the association of the Tricolor Arrows of the Military Animal Feed. On May 19, 2013, she participates in the "Spring Concert" for the Madagascar Project Association at the "Antonello da Messina" Palacultura in Messina. On June 15, 2013, she won the First Prize of the "Salvatore Gioia" Competition of Villarosa. On July 16, 2013, she participates in the concert season of the city of Noto, accompanied by the Haffner Orchestra pressolìEx-convitto Ragusa. The first of August 2013 at the Castello Ursino in Catania takes part in the concert "Le Donne all'Opera". She graduated in December 2013 with brilliant votes with a thesis on chamber music and Zarzuela in Spain of the franchise period titled "The Way of the Song. Music of a Burning Spain "with Prof. Lina Maria Ugolini and Prof. Giuseppa Sofia at the V. Bellini Music Institute in Catania. Since the beginning of 2014 she has collaborated with the Agora Ensemble, directed by M ° Ivan Manzella, performing an intense and continuous concert activity based in particular on the baroque and classical repertoire, from sacred to profane music. A guest of various municipalities including Vizzini, Syracuse, Catania, she performs for the sixth time in October 2014 the Stabat Mater by G. B. Pergolesi, which is always widely appreciated by the public. Particularly dedicated to the cameristic repertoire of the Iberian Peninsula, a project that includes the accompaniment of piano or guitar. In the academic year 2014/2015 she teaches singing in various private schools in the province of Siracusa as Augusta, Floridia and Sortino. In April 2015 she is selected by Master Enrico Stinchelli for the Taormina Opera Stars project, following a finalization course with the best stage teachers, dance and singing. On July 3, she participates as a guest at the Archimedes of Siracusa as a young talent. From July 26th to July 30th he follows a Masterclass with Soprano Micaela Carosi at the Conservatory "A. Receipt "of Trapani. On August 7th for Art'è Culture music fest participates in the Gran Galà Lirico, with singers Salvo Guastella, Erika Fonzar, Simone Tansini, accompanied by M ° Francesco Drago at the Municipal Theater of Avola. On August 22, accompanied by M ° Vincenzo di Silvestro and guitarist Claudio Iudicelli, she opens the concert in Piazza Duomo during the festivals for the Lacrimation of Our Lady of the Tears of Syracuse. From Autumn 2015, she undertook the study of technique and interpretation with the masters Alberto Gazale and Elena Lo Forte, participating in the masterclasses at Siracusa, Palermo, Avola. On 25 and 26 June 2016 he plays Lola in the Cavalleria Rusticana of Mascagni at the Ancient Theater of Taormina, alongside Alberto Gazale, Elena Lo forte, Roberto Cresca and Chiara Fracasso. Currently she continues to perfect with Alberto Gazale and Elena Lo Forte.                

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