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Delfo Menicucci

Lucca, Tuscany, 1954 July 24

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

– Father of Lorenzo (1985) and Marta (1989)

– Languages: good level English, good pronunciation of German and French

– Hobbies: gardening, fishing, reading, trekking in mountains

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

– Degree in Opera Singing with a final grade of 10/10, October 1979

– Graduation Principal Harmony (4th Composition) with a final grade of 7.50/10, September 1979

– Graduation High Scientific School with a final grade of 40/60, July 1973

ACADEMIC STUDIES UNDERTAKEN

– Scientific High School 1969-1973

– Faculty of Law at Pisa University 1973-1975

– Soloist opera singing at “L.Boccherini” Conservatorio in Lucca 1973-1979

SUBJECTS STUDIED

Pianoforte, music theory and solfeggio,  harmony, music history, choral singing, scenic art, poetic and dramatic literature

PRIVATE STUDIES

 Opera singing with:

      – Cathy Berberian 1980 / 1981
– Leyla Gencer 1981 / 1983
– Rodolfo Celletti 1981 / 1983
– Rina Del Monaco 1988 / 1991
– Sara Sforni Corti 1991 / 1995
– Giuseppe Di Stefano 1989

– Carlo Bergonzi  1997

– Franco Corelli   2003

Composition (private lessons  and within the Conservatoire) with:

    – Gaetano Giani-Luporini 1976 / 1979

– Sylvano Bussotti 1982 / 1984
– Davide Anzaghi 1983
– Brian Ferneyhough 1980
– Ivan Fedele 1985 / 1986

OTHER SUBJECTS STUDIED

Chorus direction, orchestra direction, acting, production, Renaissance and Baroque music, diction,

contemporary vocalization.

MAESTRO OF SOLOIST OPERA SINGING

– MILANO: “Giuseppe Verdi” public Conservatory since 1995

– LUCCA: “Luigi Boccherini” Conservatory 1990/1995

– MILANO: “Scuola Civica” Academy 1988/1990

– PESCIA (PT): “Scuola Comunale” 1991/1997

– VIAREGGIO (LU): “Scuola Comunale” 1987/1992

CHORAL SINGING COACH AND CONDUCTOR

TORINO: RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA Choir 1985

– SWITZERLAND: “Music Academy” of Lugano 1996

– MILANO: “Nuova Polifonica Ambrosiana” Choir 1986/1987

– LIVORNO: “Corale Domenico Savio” Choir 1982/1990

– LUCCA: “Cappella Francesco Gasparini” Choir since 1986

– SHANGHAI: “Principal Opera Theatre” Choir 2014/2016

WINNER OF

Ministerial Examination to become a permanent teacher at the conservatorio, 1995

(Placement: second best grade out of  900 participants)

ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL SINGING CONTESTS WON
– MILANO – European AS.LI.CO. 1981
– LUCCA – National “Opera Barga” 1977/1978
– GENOVA – European “Teatro Comunale” 1979
– LANCIANO (CH) – National 1979
– EMPOLI (FI) – European 1980

FINALIST  OF THE SINGING CONTEST
– LUCCA – International Competition “Giacomo Puccini” 1980

THEATRES WHERE HE PERFORMED 62 OPERATIC ROLES

                    (before as Baritone and then as Tenor)
– GENOVA – “Teatro Comunale” 1980, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990
– TORINO – “Teatro Regio” 1984, 1991
– PALERMO – “Teatro Massimo” 1987
– VENEZIA – “Teatro La Fenice” 1982
– MARTINAFRANCA – Festival 1982
– PARMA “Teatro Regio” 1981, 1982
– TORRE DEL LAGO Festival 1980, 1986
– MODENA – “Teatro Comunale” 1980
– COMO – “Teatro Sociale” 1982
– SASSARI – “Teatro Verdi” 1988/1997
– MANTOVA – “Teatro Sociale” 1990
– LUCCA – “Teatro del Giglio” 1980, 1990
– TIMISOARA (Rome) – “Teatro di Stato” 1995

– MANY OTHERS

PERFORMER IN OVER 200 CONCERTS

In the opera houses of all Europe, in 8 different languages, with various repertoires among which Sacred

music, Opera, Lieder, Operetta, Camera, Salotto, Contemporaneous

RECORDINGS

For Ricordi, Frequenz, Fonit-Cetra, RAI, Radio Svizzera Italiana

VOCAL TECHNIQUE SPECIAL TEACHER

at the “Advanced sperimental course of choir direction” Milano G. Verdi Conservatorio        97/98/99/00

at the “Officine Musicali del Borgo” in Roma – Improvers Classes in Italian operatic repertoire 99/00/01

at the “Accademia TEMA” in Milano – Improvers Classes in Italian operatic repertoire                2002/03

at the “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli                                                   since 2003

GRADUATED STUDENTS

Many young solist singers graduated with excellent grades, and are now successfully performing in

important Italian and foreign theatres. Among his current students: Andrea Bocelli

PUBBLICATIONS

SCUOLA DI CANTO LIRICO E MODERNO” (2002 ed. Omega -Torino-) Vocal treaty
about “Tecnica di Affondo”. Treaty with a scientific tone, that has taken six years of work and research, with a preface of Andrea Boccelli and professor Franco Fussi, and which includes a CD containing vocal examples essential for a better understanding of the described technique

46 SOLFEGGIOS FOR OPERATIC VOICES” with piano accompaniment (2015 ed. Liber Faber -Monaco -) with the preface of Daniela Dessì and Fabio Armiliato

LA VOCE, D’ALTRO CANTO” (2015 ed. Zecchini -Varese-) Philosophy of vocal music

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

“EDI BOCELLI” voice’s school since 2003

“NOI CHE CANTIAMO IN CORO” choir masterclasses in Porretta Terme since 2005

“SANREMO MUSICA CLASSIC” international voice competition since 2006

“MusiCantoElba Music Academy” section operatic voices in Portoferraio since 2005

“LA FENICE” international voice competition, in Tuscany since 2008

MASTERCLASSES HELD

1994   First Masterclass about “Tecnica di Affondo” at “TEATRO PACINI” – Pescia – PT

1995   Master at “PACINI THEATRE” of Pescia – PT

1996   Master at “PACINI THEATRE” of Pescia – PT

  Master at “DEI RASSICURATI THEATRE” in Montecarlo – LU

  Master at “VIDICIATICO SUMMER COURSES” – BO

1997   Master at “DEI RASSICURATI THEATRE” in Montecarlo – LU

  Master at “VIDICIATICO SUMMER COURSES” – BO

  Master at “WOO SON UNIVERSITY” IN Taejon – SOUTH KOREA

  Master at “MUSIC SCHOOL in FLINT” – MICHIGAN – USA

1998   Master at “VIDICIATICO SUMMER COURSES” – BO

  Master at “SIUE UNIVERSITY” in Saint Louis – ILLINOIS – USA

1999   Master at “TESTONI THEATRE” in Porretta Terme – BO

  Master at “GUGLIELMI THEATRE” in Massa

2000   Master at “TESTONI THEATRE” in Porretta Terme – BO

  Master at “JENCO THEATRE” in Viareggio – LU

  Master at “WOO SON UNIVERSITY” in Taejon – SOUTH KOREA

2001   Master at “TESTONI THEATRE” in Porretta Terme – BO

  Master in PONTEDASSIO – IM

2002   Master at “TESTONI THEATRE” in Porretta Terme – BO

  Annual courses “EDI BOCELLI” School in Casciana Terme – PI

  Master at “DELLA ROSA THEATRE” in Pontremoli – MS

2003   Master at “TESTONI THEATRE” in Porretta Terme – BO

  Annual courses “EDI BOCELLI” School in Casciana Terme – PI

  Master for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli

  Master at “PUCCINI FESTIVAL” in Torre del Lago – LU

  Master at “TEMA ACADEMY” in Milano with Rolando Panerai – IT

  Master at “IST. MUS. PAR. G. LETTIMI” in Rimini – IT

2004   Master at “TESTONI THEATRE” in Porretta Terme – BO

  Annual courses “EDI BOCELLI” School in Casciana Terme – PI

  Master for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli – IT

  Master at “SUMMER COURSES in BELVEDERE LANGHE” – CN

2005   Master at “TESTONI THEATRE” in Porretta Terme – BO

  n° 2 Masters for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli – IT

  Master at “BATON ROUGE SCHOOL OF MUSIC” – LOUISIANA – USA

2006   Master at “TESTONI THEATRE” in Porretta Terme – BO

  n° 2 Masters for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli

  Master at “SALVINI THEATRE” in Pieve di Teco – IM

  Master at “DEI VIGILANTI THEATRE” in Portoferraio – LI (D. Dessì e F. Armiliato)

  Master at “MAGGIO FORMAZIONE ACADEMY” of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – FI

  Master at “OMEGNA SUMMER COURSES” – VB

2007   Master at “TESTONI THEATRE” in Porretta Terme – BO

  n° 2 Masters for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli

  Master at “DEI VIGILANTI THEATRE” in Portoferraio – LI

  Master at “MAGGIO FORMAZIONE ACADEMY” of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – FI

  Master at “OMEGNA SUMMER COURSES” – VB

2008   Master for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli

  Master in TOKYO – JAPAN

  Master in OSAKA – JAPAN

2009   Master for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli

2010   n° 2 Masters for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli

2011   n° 2 Masters for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli

  Master at “STATE MUSIC ACADEMY” in Vilnius – LITHUANIA

  Master for “ANDVISION” at Italian culture institute of Tokyo – JAPAN

  Master at “SHANGHAI OPERA HOUSE” of ShangHai – CHINA

2012   n° 2 Masters for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli

  Master at “SHANGHAI OPERA HOUSE” in ShangHai – CHINA

  Master for “ANDVISION” – Tokyo – JAPAN

  Master at “HERZEN STATE UNIVERSITY” in S. Pitersburg – RUSSIA

  Master at “COLLEGE of ARTS” in NINGBO – CHINA

2013   Master for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli

  Master at “SHANGHAI OPERA HOUSE” in ShangHai – CHINA

  Master for “ANDVISION” – Tokyo – JAPAN

  Master at “NORMAL UNIVERSITY” in ShenYang – CHINA

  Master at “MUSIC CONSERVATORY” in WuHan – CHINA

  Master at “UAZHONG UNIVERSITY” in WuHan – CHINA

  Master for SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY – SINGAPORE

  Master for “STATE ACADEMY” in Split – CROAZIA

  Master with Luciana Serra at “MONTALTO LIGURE WORKSHOP” – IM

  Master al “LAURIA CLUB” – Mondello – PA

2014   Master for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli

  Master at “UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS” – NanJing – CHINA

  Master at “SHENYANG MUSIC CONSERVATORY” in ShenYang – CHINA

  Master for “ACCADEMIE RIUNITE” – ChangZhou – CHINA

2015   Master at “SHANGHAI OPERA HOUSE” in ShangHai – CHINA

  n° 2 Masters for “ANDVISION”  (March/September) – Tokyo – JAPAN

  Master at “ERATO ACADEMY” in Palermo – IT

2016   Master for “NAPOLINOVA ACADEMY” in Napoli – IT

  n° 2 Masters for “ANDVISION” (March/September) – Tokyo – JAPAN

  Master alla “HERZEN UNIVERSITY” in S. Pitersburg – RUSSIA

  Master for “ECNU UNIVERSITY” in ShangHai – CHINA

  Master for “SCUFN UNIVERSITY” in WuHan – CHINA (appointed Guest Professor)

  Master for “NORMAL UNIVERSITY” in HaiKou – CHINA

  32 days Full Immersion at “NORMAL UNIVERSITY” in HaiKou – CHINA

  Lecture Lessons for UNIVERSITY of ChangChun – CHINA

2017   Master for ANDVISION – Tokyo – JAPAN

  n° 2 Masters at “NORMAL UNIVERSITY” in HaiKou – CHINA

  Master at “SHENYANG CONSERVATORY” in ShenYang – CHINA

  Master at “CHANGCHUN CONSERVATORY” in ChangChun – CHINA

  32 days Full Immersion at “NORMAL UNIVERSITY” in HaiKou – CHINA

2018   Master for “AMUS” in Tokyo – JAPAN

  Lessons in ShangHai – CHINA

  Master at “SHENYANG CONSERVATORY” in ShenYang – CHINA

  Master a ShangHai – CHINA

  Lecture Lesson at “FESTIVAL of CHERSONES” – Sebastopoli – CRIMEA

  n° 2 Master for professors at “NORMAL UNIVERSITY” of HaiKou – CHINA

2019   Masterclass alla “HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK  & TANZ” di Köln – GERMANY

  Masterclass at “JOHN J. CALI SCHOOL” of MONTCLAIR UNIVERSITY – NJ – USA

  Master for professors at “NORMAL UNIVERSITY” of HaiKou – CHINA

  Master in Broadway Musical Repertoire at G. VERDI Conservatory in MILAN – ITALY


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