Masterclass Luciana D’intino and Michele D’Elia – Singers and accompanying pianists

From 22th to 25th September 2022
Luciana D'Intino - Masterclass Villa Medici Giulini


Since 2016 she has been responsible for the singing courses of the Accademia della Scala.
Luciana D’Intino, mezzo-soprano, debuts in the role of Azucena (Il Trovatore) after winning the international competition “Adriano Belli” in Spoleto. From this moment on, she became one of the best and most appreciated mezzo-soprano voices of our times.

After the memorable success in Aida at Covent Garden she was defined by the Sunday Times «a glorious mezzo-soprano […] the most exciting singer in her role emerged from Italy in recent years». Particularly appreciated in the Italian and French repertoire, Luciana D’Intino is a regular guest of the most prestigious theatres in the world such as: Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan of New York, Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Zurich Opernhaus, Santiago del Chile Municipal Theatre, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, La Fenice of Venezia, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Opera of Roma, San Carlo of Napoli, Regio of Parma and Rossini Opera Festival, collaborating with conductors such as Salvatore Accardo, Daniel Baremboim, Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, Colin Davis, Daniele Gatti, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti and George Prêtre.

Among her recent successes are the performances of Don Carlo at the Opernhaus in Zurich, the Wiener Staatsoper and the Opéra National de Paris; Verdi’s Requiem at the Regio of Parma, Comunale of Bologna, the Chorégies d’Orange, the Musikverein in Vienna with Riccardo Muti and at the Philarmonie in Berlin with Daniel Barenboim; Aida at the Metropolitan in New York, the Teatro alla Scala and the Wiener Staatsoper; Boris Godunov and Il trovatore at the Opernhaus in Zurich; Il trovatore at the Liceu in Barcelona; Aida at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Cavalleria rusticana at the Teatro alla Scala and the Liceu in Barcelona.

In 2011 her long-awaited debut as Aunt Princess in Sister Angelica at the Opéra National de Paris was greeted with enthusiasm from the public and critics. She inaugurated the 2013/14 season with her return to the stage of the Opéra National de Paris as Amneris in Aida, followed by Adriana Lecouvreur in Bilbao, again in Paris she played Adriana Lecouvreur, Il Trovatore and La Gioconda at the Opéra National, in Vienna she was applauded as Amneris (Aida), while in Palermo she was Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana and in Rome she played Verdi’s Requiem; Il Trovatore (Azucena) in Paris. Her most recent engagements include: Sister Angelica (aunt princess) in Naples; Carmen and Aida at the Arena of Verona and Adriana Lecouvreur in Naples.

She has several recordings to her credit, among which are noteworthy Lo frate’nnamorato with the direction of Riccardo Muti and L’occasione fa il ladro with the direction of Salvatore Accardo (Ricordi), Don Carlo with the direction of Riccardo Muti (Emi), GuglielmoTell (Philips), La gazza ladra with the direction of Gianluigi Gelmetti (Sony) and Aureliano in Palmira (New Era).
Luciana D’Intino counts among her next engagements: Il trovatore at Wiener Staatsoper and at Opera of Oviedo; The Snow Maiden and Un ballo in maschera at Opera de Paris and Adriana Lecouvreur at Montecarlo.

Masterclass Michele D'Elia - Villa Medici Giulini


Son of art and initiated by his father to study music from a very young age, Michele performed for the first time in public at the age of only six, both on the cello and on the piano. Graduated with honors and honors in Piano at the “Tito Schipa” Conservatory of Lecce and in Chamber Vocal Music at the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory of Milan. Michele perfected himself at the Experimental Opera Theater of Spoleto and at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala di Milano, where he is still one of the main collaborators on the piano for artistic and didactic activity. He also carries out teaching activities at the Academy of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Lunenburg Academy of Arts and Performance in Canada and has held highly advanced master classes at Palazzo Pesce in Mola in Bari, Académie des Heures Romantiques and in the Conservatories of Monopoli and Lecce. As a co-repetitor Maestro he collaborates with several lyrical organizations and international festivals all around the world .He performs regularly with prestigious soloists such as Juan Diego Florez, Pretty Yende, Veronica Simeoni, Jessica Pratt, Carmela Remigio, Maxim Mironov, Maria Agresta and others in important contexts, including Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Baden Baden Festspiele , Verbier Festival, Peralada Festival, Zurich Opernhaus , Oper Frankfurt, Smetana Hall in Prague and Barbican Center in London , Palladium Theatre in Rome , Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, Lauro Rossi Theatre in Macerata and La Fenice Theater in Venice , Camerata Titano in San Marino, Italian Institute of Culture in Paris, Palacio Foz of Lisbon, “Bonci” Theatre of Cesena and “Del Monaco” Theatre of Treviso, Stanislavski Theatre of Moscow,  Opera of Avignon, AXA Auditorium in Barcelona, Italian Institute of Culture and Yamaha Hall in Tokyo, , Dvoràk Theatre in Ostrava (Czech Republic), and again in Athens, Novi Sad (Serbia), Maison Cartier in Saint-Moritz, in Milan in the main cultural places.

Requested trainer of opera singers, he is engaged in masterclasses of mythical figures turned into teachers such as Renato Bruson, Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Luis Alva, Raina Kabaivanska, Luciana D’Intino, Katia Ricciarelli, Alberto Zedda, and Eva Mei. He has made several recordings, among which we mention “Voix d’Espoir” in duo with the mezzo-soprano Veronica Simeoni and the first recording in modern times of “Le Cinesi” by Manuel Garcia, both distributed by the Maggio Live label.

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