Signorello Antonio

Signorello Antonio

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Bio

ANTONIO SIGNORELLO                  

Obtained his diploma in clarinet in Catania, his hometown, and then graduated from
DAMS in Bologna, after obtaining diplomas in specialization courses at the
Accademia Chigiana in Siena and at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese, and after
winning many national and international competitions, as a very young man he
performed an intense concert activity as a clarinetist in Italy (RAIDUE, Teatro alla
Scala – under the direction of R. Muti and W. Sawallisch) and abroad (Czech
Republic, Germany, France); he also recorded the CDs Atelier Musicale del XX
secolo with Ensemble Garbarino and Rare Contemporary Sonatas with pianist
Véronique Garnier.              

He trained at the school of singing of tenor Vittorio Tosto and obtained the diploma in
this discipline at the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Milan, then specializing with
Nicolai Gedda.
Winner of the IV Contest “Romanza da Camera” in Rome, he performed Requiem
K626 by Mozart with soprano Cecilia Gasdia at the Teatro Comunale Traiano in
Civitavecchia and at the Auditorium San Fedele in Milan he sang the title-role in
Salvatore Giuliano by L. Ferrero.

He has performed several operatic roles in various theatres and musical festivals, both national and international, in Italy (Pistoia Teatro Manzoni, Mantova Teatro Ariston, Sanremo Teatro Centrale, Amelia Teatro Sociale, Busto Arsizio Teatro Sociale, Roma Teatro San Pietro, Fondo Opera Festival), Switzerland (Opera Festival St. Moritz), France (Paris Cité Internationale des Arts), USA (The Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts) and Japan (Yokohama Minato Mirai, Tokyo Opera City, Kyoto Barocco Salle, Osaka Phoenix Hall, Kobe Minato Mirai, Wakayama Kinan Bunka Kaikan): he was Il Duca diMantova in Rigoletto, Alfredo Germont in La traviata, Manrico in Il trovatore,Ismaele in Nabucco, Rodolfo in Luisa Miller, Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera,Radamès in Aida by G. Verdi, Faust in Faust by C. Gounod, Nemorino in L’elisird’amore by G. Donizetti, Jago in Otello by G. Rossini, Pollione in Norma by V.Bellini, Giasone in Medea by L. Cherubini, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana by P.Mascagni, Canio in Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly,Rodolfo in La bohème, Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut,Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West, Calaf in Turandot, Luigi in Il tabarro in G.Puccini, Conte Danilo in La vedova allegra by F. Lehár, Andrea Chénier in AndreaChénier by U. Giordano, Don Josè in Carmen by G. Bizet, Samson in Samson etDalila by C. Saint-Sans.

He was also the tenor soloist in the following compositions of church music: MesseSolennelle en l’Honneur de Sainte Cécile by C. Gounod, Stabat Mater by G. Rossini,Messa da requiem by G. Verdi.

Professor of singing at the Liceo Musicale “C. Tenca” in Milan, Antonio Signorello is
also the director of “La Compagnia di Canto Vittorio Tosto” for which he directed
several operas (Il trovatore, Aida, Norma, Carmen, Turandot, Cavalleria Rusticana,
Pagliacci, Andrea Chénier, Samson et Dalila) and multimedia shows (Quell’amore di
Francesca, Forme all’Opera) in which music, theatre and image blend together in a
happy marriage.
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