Luciano Lamonarca

Tenor Luciano Lamonarca was born in Italy and studied voice with such teachers as Gino Lorusso Toma, Franco Corelli, Carmen Sensaud, Salvatore Fisichella, Roberto Scandiuzzi and Daniele Barioni.

He gave solo performances in Lincoln Center, at the New York Theater for the Performing Arts, and in Carnegie Hall, United Nations General Assembly and Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, at the Madison Square Garden in New York and Palais Liechtenstein Museum, in Vienna, Austria, at Great Hall of the Palace National Philharmonic Orchestra, in Minsk, Belarus, at the auditorium La Vallisa in Bari and at the Teatro Politeama in Palermo.

Tenor Lamonarca performed under the patronage of the highest national and international institutions – the United Nations, UNESCO, the European Union, the Presidency of the Italian Republic, the Italian Chamber of Deputies, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Youth, the Regions of Puglia and Sicily.

He was the special performing guest at the Commemoration in Westchester County (New York) of the attack of the Twin Towers, broadcasted by NEWS 12. In November 2011, he spearheaded the project “United Academia” with the United Nations Academic Impact. On numerous occasions he was invited to perform as special guest at the prestigious New York Fashion Week, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in Manhattan. Other artistic projects included a tribute to the great tenor Mario Lanza in two solo concerts in Milwaukee and an online music project “Ricordando Mario Del Monaco“, as a tribute to the legendary Tenor Mario Del Monaco, a project that he realized with the approval of the famous stage director Giancarlo Del Monaco. He performed in Germany, at the Fourth edition of the “Europaishes Jugend Musik Festival” in Passau, in a concert dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi. He was the youngest opera singer to perform at the United Nations in New York, where in 2007, shortly after the concert by Ennio Morricone, he was invited by the Zaraspe Foundation as the sole representative of Italy, to sing in the concert “United We Are Peace”.

The following year he was invited again at the United Nations to represent Europe in a concert held in the General Assembly, where he sang in the presence of ambassadors, the 62° General Assembly President, H.E. Mr. Srgjan Kerim, and Secretary General Ban Ki – Moon. He later performed with I Solisti del Teatro Regio di Parma at the “Public Service Awards Ceremony”, organized by the Department of Public Administration of the United Nations. Also in 2008, he was invited as a tenor soloist to perform at the opening ceremony of the worldwide premiere of the movie “Carnera – The Walking Mountain“, that took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York, where guests of honor were the American Actor Burt Young and the Academy Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham.

In March 2009 he released in New York his first album entitled “Mamma”, dedicated to his dear mother benefitting the missionary project “City of Hope” in Zambia. In January 2012, he released his second album “The Impossible Dream”, an outstanding compilation of Italian operatic arias and American pop-operatic hits, made in partnership with The New York Choral Society and benefitting the Mini Maestros Program. The program enables New York City public school students and their parents to attend free of charge New York Choral Society performances at Carnegie Hall.

Luciano Lamonarca appeared in interviews on Rai Uno, Rai Tre, Rai International, Tele Norba and TGS Sicily. Articles about him were published in Daily News, New York Post, The Italian Times, The Italian Tribune, The Italia Magazine (in Russian), La Repubblica, America Oggi, Il Quotidiano.Net, Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno and Il Giornale di Sicilia.

In 2013 Tenor Lamonarca received Proclamations for artistic merit from New York’s Westchester County Executive Hon. Robert Astorino, and from the New York State Comptroller, Hon. Thomas DiNapoli. He resides in Westchester County (New York).

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