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Vincenzo la Scola

Sicilian-born Vincenzo La Scola is among the best-known & most effective Italian tenors from the last 15 many years of the twentieth hundred years. He has already established great achievement in main opera homes and has obtained unexpected popularity in well-known music produces. He came into the 1979 Puccini Event in Torre del Lago, Italy. The world-famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti noticed him sing and suggested him for research with his very own singing instructor from Modena, Arrigo Pola. In 1982, La Scola inserted the Vico Verdiane (Verdi Voices) competition of Busseto where he gained the Alessandro Ziliano Prize. This award included an engagement to sing as his debut the function of Orante in Verdi’s I Lombardi and, a lot more beneficial to La Scola, to become coached in the component by another of the extremely greatest Italian performers, Carlo Bergonzi, who soon after asked La Scola to keep studying tone of voice with him. La Scola completed up his vocal schooling with another great instructor, Rodolfo Celleti. His tone of voice is thought to possess features of both of the fantastic singers who began him on his method, brilliance of Bergonzi and sweetness of Pavarotti, as well as the lyricism that both great tenors distributed. La Scola produced his professional debut in 1983 at Parma in the function of Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. His international debut was at La Monnaie of Brussels in the starring function of Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, with John Pritchard performing. This was accompanied by engagements in leading homes of European countries: Hamburg, Paris, Venice, Verona, Vienna, London, Lisbon, Bonn, Cologne, Berlin, and Barcelona, amongst others. He specific in lyric parts in operas such as for example L’Amico Fritz, Rigoletto, Luisa Miller, and Traviata. He produced his documenting debut in 1986 in Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle in the Erato label, implemented the same season with recordings of Genesi by Franco Barriato on Fonit Cetra and in a full-length opera discharge of Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda. He debuted at La Scala in Milan in 1988 in L’Elisir d’Amore. In the same season, he debuted on the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in Pietro Mascagni’s Le Maschere, a functionality that premiered in live documenting. His U.S. debut is at 1991 on the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Opera in I Caputleti ed I Montecchi, and in 1993 he debuted on the Metropolitan Opera of NY as Rodolfo in La Bohème. His various other jobs inlcude Alfredo in La Traviata, Riccardo in El Ballo in maschera, the name jobs in Roberto Devereux and Don Carlos, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Offenbach’s Hoffman, Pollione in Norma, and Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegro. He often sings in the concert stage in such repertory as Verdi’s Requiem. In 1998, he fulfilled the famous English pop singing celebrity Sir Cliff Richards. On the recommendation of Richards’ manufacturer Peter Wolf, La Scola became a member of Cliff in the record “True As I wanna End up being,” where in fact the two became a member of within a duet known as Vita Mia, which became popular. Afterwards in 1998, La Scola became a member of Richards on stage at an advantage concert at Althorp Recreation area to assist the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Finance, then took component in Cliff Richards’ twenty-concert period at Royal Albert Hall using the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. La Scola unfailingly brought the home down performing “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot, after that signing up for Richards in Vita Mia. This resulted in a agreement with EMI classics and with the EMI label Blacknight for the solo record, also known as “Vita Mia.” Upon this extremely effective crossover discharge, he sings his personal pop music, three duets with Richard, and traditional songs including cellist Julian Lloyd Webber like a guest artist.

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