Luca Bruno

Luca Bruno

Baritone

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«Accanto a lei il robusto Conte del baritono di Cosenza Luca Bruno, dalla voce morbida e ben emessa e con una presenza fisica dotata del tocco “vilan” e un po’ brutale che giustamente si contrappone alla nobiltà interiore della moglie, vilipesa e tradita.»
Andrea Merli, I teatri dell'est, 10 marzo 2017 (2017)
2017Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2016Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2016Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2016Salieri: Prima la musica e poi le paroleThe Composer
2016Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2016Salieri: La grotta di TrofonioTrofonio
2016Britten: Noye's FluddeNoye
2015Donizetti: Don PasqualeDoctor Malatesta
2015Verdi: RigolettoCount Ceprano
2015Verdi: Don CarloRodrigue

Bio

Italian baritone Luca Bruno started his voice studies under the tutelage of bass Enzo Capuano. Since January 2015, he is a student of renowned artist Roberto Scandiuzzi. In 2014 and 2015, he attended Opera Studio, a program of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, with opera star Renata Scotto, director Cesare Scarton, and voice professor Anna Vandi, performing in the students' final galas in "Petrassi" and "Sinopoli" Halls of Auditorium "Parco della musica" in Rome, accompanied by pianists Fabio Centanni and Stefano Giannini.
In December 2013, he has staged the role of Giuseppe in La Traviata by Verdi, conductor Francesco
Lanzillotta, director Henning Brockhaus (Teatro Comunale di Sassari, Sardinia).
In March 2015, he has staged Malatesta in
Don Pasquale by Donizetti, conductor
Massimo Celiberto, director Rosaria Buscemi (Teatro Comunale in Morano Calabro,
Cosenza). As solo baritone, he performed in concerts with Orchestra Sinfonica
Lucana, conducted by Pasquale Menchise (Genzano di Lucania, August 2014) and
Roma Sinfonietta, conducted by Gabriele Bonolis (Montalto di Castro Auditorium,
Viterbo, December 2014; Auditorium “Ennio Morricone”, University of Rome in Tor
Vergata, March 2015), with soprano Sarah Baratta, mezzosopranos Mariella
Guarnera and Caterina Riotto, and tenors Anselmo Fabiani, Simone Ponziani, and
Stefano Tanzillo. He often performs recitals in duo or small vocal ensembles with pianists
Cristina Gargiulo and Ilaria Ganeri, singing Italian, English, French, German
and Spanish nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century art song programs
(Barber, Brahms, Denza, Donizetti, Lacárcel, Piatti, Ravel, Russo, Schubert, Schumann, Tosti,
Vaughan Williams, Zandonai).
In July 2015, Bruno has staged
Ceprano in Rigoletto, conducted by
Stefano Romani, directed by Alessio Pizzech for the 67
th
Opera
Season of Ente Luglio Musicale in Trapani, Sicily. In November 2015, he has
performed music by Rossini, Pseudo-Rossini, Massenet, and Wolf-Ferrari in the
recital “La voce delle altre Cenerentole: Agatina, Angelina, Cendrillon” (Other
Cinderellas’ Voices: Agatina, Angelina, Cendrillon), staged by Cesare Scarton
for the Reate Festival 2015 in Rieti, with soprano Angela Nisi and pianist
Antonello Maio. He has also staged the title role in L’Eroe (The Hero), a newly-composed opera by Daniele Carnini for the
Great War Centenary, premiered at the “Palladium” Theatre in Rome for the 52
nd

Festival of Nuova Consonanza, conductor Enrico Marocchini, director Vittorio
Pavoncello, with soprano Marta Vulpi and tenor Gianluca Bocchino. He has soon
after made his debut as Rodrigo, in Don
Carlo by Verdi, after the International Masterclass held by mezzosoprano
Luciana D’Intino and bass Roberto Scandiuzzi, at the National Palace of Culture
in Sofia, Bulgaria, organized by the Darina Takova Foundation. In December 2015,
he has staged the role of Re Pappone (King Big-Eater) in Lo scoiattolo in gamba (The Clever 
Squirrel) by Nino Rota, conducted by Fabio Maestri with the OperaInCanto
Ensemble, directed by Scarton (“Secci” Auditorium in Terni, “Morricone” Auditorium
in Tor Vergata, Rome).
In March 2016 Bruno staged
Belcore in Elisir d’amore by
Donizetti, (conductor Celiberto, director Andrea Magnelli, Teatro Comunale in
Morano Calabro), and Enrico in Lucia di
Lammermoor, also by Donizetti, (conductor Ivaylo Krinchev, director Ognyan
Draganoff) at the State Opera in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria). He has then performed
the role of Maestro in Prima la musica
poi le parole by Antonio Salieri (conductor Bonolis, director Scarton) with
Roma Sinfonietta (April 2016). In June 2016, he has participated at the staging
of Love Hurts, a newly-composed opera
by Nicola Moro on a play by Lisa Hilton, premiered at the Piccolo Teatro Studio
“Melato” in Milano, directed by Federica Santambrogio and conducted by James
Ross. In July he has made his debut as Giorgio Germont in Traviata by Verdi at the Auditorium of the Roccella Jonica Jazz,
with the artistic direction of Serenella Fraschini, conducted by David
Crescenzi and directed by Mario De Carlo. On September 17, 2016, with renowned
soprano Alessandra Rezza and pianist Cristina Gargiulo, he has performed a
voice recital entitled “Leoncavallo e dintorni” in Montalto Uffugo (CS), in the
same set of the opera Pagliacci, offering
art songs, and arias and duets from the most celebrated operas by Francesco
Cilèa, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, and Ruggiero Leoncavallo.
In November 2016, he has sung
the role of Trofonio in La grotta di
Trofonio by Giovanni Paisiello, as cover of Maestro Scandiuzzi (dress
rehearsal), conducted by Alessandro De Marchi, directed by Alfonso Antoniozzi,
at the Teatrino di Corte in Naples, for the Teatro di San Carlo Opera Season 2016.
In November and December 2016, he has staged the two roles of The Voice of God
(speaking role, at the Sassari Opera House) and Noah (in Capri) in Benjamin
Britten’s Noye’s Fludde. In December
2016 at the “Cilèa” Opera House in Reggio Calabria, he has sung the Christmas
Concert with the Conservatory of Reggio Calabria Orchestra, conducted by
Ottavio Marino. In January 2017, he has returned as Giorgio Germont, directed
by Alessandro Praticò, and directed by Mario De Carlo, at the Auditorium dell’Accademia
del Tempo Libero in Reggio Calabria. In March 2017, at the “Cilèa” Opera House,
he has staged the role of the Conte of Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Matteo
Beltrami, and directed by Renato Bonajuto.

Studying in Italy and the USA,
Luca Bruno earned six degrees in Piano Performance, Musicology and Piano Pedagogy,
including a PhD in Musical Sciences from the University of Trent, Italy.
Besides being active as a soloist and collaborative performer (for example, in
opera houses and stages in Beirut, Cosenza, Dallas, Liège, Montepulciano, Potenza,
Spoleto, Sassari, Trapani), he is a researcher on Early Music, Schenkerian
Analysis, and Opera Analysis. Bruno has presented at many international
conferences (England, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Serbia, and Spain),
and published a book on Renaissance harmony (Centro Editoriale e Librario
dell’UNICAL, 2008), articles in music analysis and semiotics, entries in music
dictionaries, and program notes, publishing with Peter Lang (2013), Cambridge
Scholars (2013), Studi musicali (2014), and
Reichenberger (2015). He has also taught piano, music theory, composition, and
music history at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (USA), University of
Calabria, and the Conservatory of Napoli (Italy). Since 2012, he is Lecturer of
Music History at the Cosenza Conservatory.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: La Traviata Giorgio Germont Immediately Reggio Cala 2017
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Conte d'Almaviva Immediately Teatro Cilea Reggio Calabria 2017
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Belcore 24 hours 2016
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Lord Enrico Ashton 24 hours State Opera Stara Zagora 2016
Salieri: Prima la musica e poi le parole The Composer 1 week 2016