Vincenzo Di Donato
Guest of the National Theatre Opera.
Vincenzo Di Donato‘s musical education was in several fields at once. He graduated from the program in organ performance under the leadership of L. Tamminga, in choral singing under O. Delilla, and solo vocal performance with G. Colafelice. He gained abundant experence as a choirmaster, leading everything from Renaissance music through opera choirs. Currently he is mostly engaged as a tenor and is perfecting his singing with the soprano Luisa Vannini.
He works together with many different Italian ensembles, preferring those who perform Renaissance, Baroque music and oratoria. He has performed, for example, various of Handel’s oratoria, cantatas by J. S. Bach, Rossini‘s Petit messe solennelle and Stabat mater, Schubert‘s Lazarus, Mendelsshon‘s Elias, Verdi‘s Requiem, Dvořák‘s Stabat mater, Liszt‘s Faust-Symphony, Beethoven‘s “Ninth,“ and Schumann’s Rose Pilgefahrt.
He has appeared at prestigious festivals and theatres in Europe, South America and Japan, where he deepened his experience by working with conductors such as S. Vartol, A. Curtis, P. Maag, A. Florio, R. Gini, F. Bressan, A. L. King, A. Orizio, P. Neumann, Valad, R. Alessandrini, M. Gester, U. Michelangeli, and P. Nemeth.
He also appeared on recordings made for the Italian radio and television broadcaster RAI, and his recorded performances have been distrubuted by many musical publishing houses, for example Stradivarius, Opus 111, Tactus, Bongiovanni, Dynamic, Symphonia, and Naxos. Under the direction of Diego Fasolis, he participated in choral productions by Swiss Radio.
He appeared in a staging of Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda under Roberto Gini’s baton with the director R. Castellucci. This production by the theatrical Raffaello Sanzio Society was brought to many audiences in the largest European metropolises. Conducted by Yoshi Oida, he sang in the first production of the opera Alex Langer by G. Verranda, which premiered in the theatre in Bolzan.
He directs TEMPLUM MUSICAE, with whom he recorded the music of Salvatore Sacco, and also sang with accompaniment, which was recorded in the court of Isabella de Capuy Gonzago. These recordings were produced by the musical publishing house Carus. Vincenzo di Donato gives classes at the conservatory in Verona.
Update: April 2007