Leonardo Nibbi, baritone, born
in Florence; after he received his singing degree in 1998 studying
with Maria Grazia Germani at the Conservatoire "L.Cherubini"
in Florence, he then specialized with Susanna Rigacci, Johanna Peters,
Paolo Coni and Angelo Romero.
Third classified in the International Competition "CàscinaLirica99",
and winner of the Tenth competition of William Walton's Foundation
"William Walton - il cantante attore" for the role of Amida
in Francesco Cavalli's "Ormindo", he makes is theatre debut
in November 1999 at the "Teatro Verdi" in Pisa, where he
was Ares, Efesto and Apollo in the first staging of Roberto Scarcella's
new opera "A caval Donato..."; he works then as a soloist
with various theatres and musical institutions like "Teatro S.Carlo"
of Napoli, the theatres of Livorno, Ravenna, Modena, Bolzano and Ferrara,
"l'Operà" di Bastia, the Accademia Chigiana, Theatre
Vittorio Emanuele in Messina, Theatre "G.Borgatti" in Cento,
Theatre "Isabel la Católica" in Granada, Theatre
"Politeama Pratese", the "Baldassarre Galuppi"
Festival in Venice, the "Teatro Comunale" in Adria, Theatre
Manzoni in Pistoia and the "Istituto Nazionale Tostiano"
He worked under the musical conduction of
Stephen Lord, Jan Caeyers,
Daniela Contessi, José Maria Sciutto and Giampaolo Mazzoli,
and under the stage direction of Josè Carlos Plaza,
Sylvano Bussotti, Walter Pagliaro, Simona Marchini,
Rolando Panerai, Marina Bianchi and Mietta Corli, An Roos,
Angelo Savelli and Alessio Pizzek.
The main roles staged widens from the Barocco repertoire (Amida
in Cavalli's "Ormindo") to the "Settecento"
in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro"), from the nineteenth
Century "Opera Buffa" (Figaro and Don Bartolo in Rossini's
"Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and Malatesta in Donizetti's "Don
Pasquale") to the Modern repertoire ( the Husband
in Menotti's "Amelia al Ballo" and Orff "Carmina
Burana"), up to the Contemporary music (the Celebrant in Leonard
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