Italian baritone Luca Bruno started his musical studies and career as pianist and musicologist. Upon earning six graduate degrees in Italy (Cosenza and Trento) and the United States (Dallas, Texas), with emphasis in Piano Performance, and Music Theory, he taught at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, University of Calabria, Naples and Cosenza Conservatories, where he currently is Lecturer in Music History.
Since 2014, he pursues his voice studies with soprano Renata Scotto, basses Enzo Capuano and Roberto Scandiuzzi, and baritone Giuseppe Murmura. He has sung main roles from eighteenth-century operas (Trofonio in La grotta di Trofonio by Paisiello, Maestro in Salieri’s Prima la musica e dopo le parole, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro), and from Donizetti’s (Malatesta, Belcore, Enrico) and Verdi’s most renowned works (Nabucco, Rigoletto, Giorgio Germont, Renato, Rodrigo).
He has also broadly performed contemporary theatrical works by Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Daniele Carnini, Antonio Fortunato, Luca Lombardi, Nicola Moro, Vincenzo Palermo, Rachel Portman. He has sung in Italian “teatri di tradizione” (Ancona, Cosenza, Orvieto, Reggio Calabria, Sassari, Torre del Lago Puccini, Trapani) and “enti lirici” (Teatrino di corte del San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro “Petruzzelli” di Bari). He also devotes himself to Italian (Tosti), German (Schubert, Schumann, Brahms), French (Debussy, Fauré, Ravel) and Spanish art-song and sacred music from Bach to the contemporary composers.
Among his most recent engagements, he has performed the roles of Faust in Luca Lombardi’s Faust. Un travestimento (Rome, Nuova Consonanza, December 2018), Michele in Puccini’s Tabarro (Torre del Lago, December 2018), Alfio in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and he will make his debut in the title role of Verdi’s Nabucco (Cosenza, March 2019).