Leonora, Maria Gennusa

Leonora, Maria Gennusa

Lyric Soprano

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2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2014Pergolesi: La Serva PadronaSerpina



    • Graduated in Modern Literature at the Faculty of Florence

•    Graduated at the Conservatory "L. Cherubini" in Florence in July 2016 with the Ester Castriota Master.

Further Professional Training

•    Undertook Master Classes and collaborated with sopranos Luciana Serra, Liliana Poli, Mirella Freni, Susanna Rigacci and Manuela Meneghello.

•    In Theater of Cagliari, partecipate at the International Music Accademy

•    Ongoing participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs for opera singer


Leonora Gennusa’s repertoire ranges from baroque to the Italian Bel Canto and
more contemporary composers. Her lyric and symphonic repertoire includes
composers, such as Pergolesi, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Doninzetti, Bellini and Ferrari.


•    2005 - Finalist at the Concorso Internazionale di Canto di Saint Vincent (AO-Ita) Pavarotti “una voce per sempre”.

•    2005-2010 - Several Florentine Academic Concerts with the Florence Conservatorio L. Cherubini. Venues included Sala del Buonumore and Florence Cathedral, singing the "Stabat Mater" by G.B.Pergolesi.

•    2012 - Toured with Florence Opera Festival and performed at the Teatro di La Spezia, Anfiteatro di San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano singning Carlo Orff's "Carmina Burana" and Verdi "Aida" as a priestess.

•    2013 - Soloist at the Teatro delle Muse in Ancona. The repertoire included chamber arias of G. Verdi, P. Tosti and G. Donizetti.
Summer performances with the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra at the Anfiteatro di Sordevolo.
Also performed at the Arena di Verona with M° Ennio Morricone.
Travelled to Paris for a concert performance at the Richelieu Theatre of the Sorbonne and at the Cité des Arts Theatre, presenting selected arias of "Lo Frate nnamorato" by G. B. Pergolesi in the role of Vannella.

•    2014 - Performed the role of Giacinta at the Villa Bernocchi di Premeno near Lake Maggiore in the opera "La finta semplice" by W. A. Mozart.
Subsequently performed at the Concert Hall Salle Colonne, Paris, in the opera "La Serva padrona" by G. B. Pergolesi and in "Serva padrona" by G. Paisiello.
Also performed at the opening ceremony of the Theatre di Budapest, Hungary, in the role of Belinda in the opera "Dido and Aeneas" byPurcell.

In addition, performed the same role on a tour in Tuscany at Villa Bardini, Villa la Pietra and the "Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze.

•    2015 - Debut in Florence singing in "Die Fledermaus" by J.Strauss. It was performed first at the Teatro Comunale, then at the Teatro Verdi and finally at the Accademia delle Belle Arti.
Subsequently, performing at the Teatro Lirico and at the cultural venue Parco della Musica, in recitals of arias from a Belgian repertoire.
Also toured with the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta at the Unipol Arena in Bologna and at the Arena di Verona under the baton of M° Ennio Morricone.

•    2016 - Debut in the role of Despina in "Cosi fan tutte" by W. A. Mozart at the Cambiago Auditorium near Milan, conducted by M° Franco Giacosa.
During the same period, sang at the Teatro dell'Opera di Firenze in "Fra Diavolo" by D. Auber, conducted by M° Alessandro D'Agostini.
Debut in Florence in "The Magic Flute" by Mozart in two roles as Pamina and Papagena. Venues included Sala del Buonumore, Sala Consiliare, Teatro dell'Affratellamento and Teatro San Casciano.
Also performed in "Lo Frate nnammorato" by G. B. Pergolesi in the role of Vannella with soprano Susanna Rigacci at Guardiagrele Opera Festival, directed by Enzo Decaro under the baton of M° Maurizio Colasanti.
In the Czech Republic, at the Zlín Congress Center, debut as Zerlina in "Don Giovanni" by Mozart, conducted by M° Walter Attanasi.

•    2017 - Invited to Austria as a guest performer at the prestigious annual music festival “The Mozart Week in Salzburg”. The repertoire included arias from Mozart and Puccini.
Subsequently, received an offer to take part in a music event in Florence for Rai Parlamento and Rai Televisione Italiana, the national public broadcaster of Italy. The event was held at the Teatro dell'Opera. Performed the aria "Caro nome" from Verdi’s opera Rigoletto, accompanied by M° Paolo Curatolo. The event was organized in collaboration with the world-renowned conductor M° Zubin Mehta.
Soloist at the Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Tallinn, Riga and Helsinki, winning the first place in the soprano competition, accompanied by M° Micheal Bulychev-Okser.
Performed at the Solo Belcanto Festival in Montisi near Siena, Tuscany, accompanied by M° Fabio Maggio.
Participated at the Rome Opera Campus in a masterclass project, organized by distinguished soprano Barbara Frittoli. The arias performed were accompanied by M° Fabio Centanni.




Lo Frate nnamorato(Vannella)*
La serva Padrona (Serpina)*


Le nozze di Figaro (Contessa)

Don Giovanni(Zerlina)*, (Donna Anna)
Così fan tutte(Despina)*(Fiordiligi)


Elisir d’amore (Adina),(Giannetta)
Don Pasquale (Norina)
Lucia di Lammermoor(Lucia)

-G. Rossini

La Cenerentola(Clorinda)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia(Rosina), (Berta)


Un ballo in maschera (Oscar)*
Rigoletto (Gilda)*
I Masnadieri(Amalia)


Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta)*
La Rondine (Magda)
Boheme(Mimì) (Musetta)*
Le Villi(Anna)


I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Giulietta)

La Sonnambula(Amina)

Musica sacra


Messa da requiem

Stabat Mater*

Petite Messe Solennelle

Messa à requiem

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Barbarina 1 week 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Pamina 1 week 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Papagena 1 week 2018
Donizetti: Rita Rita 1 week 2018
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Norina 1 week 2018