Jack Li Vigni
Tenor, CEO and Chair of Mediterranean Master Voice Opera Studio
Tenor Gioacchino Lauro Li Vigni, a native of Brooklyn, New York, as a young child moved to and raised in Palermo, Italy. Vigni Li's father, the late Salvatore Lauro Li Vigni, was the first mentor of Gioacchino and himself a celebrated tenor and protected from Arturo Melocchi; and also he studied with Mario Basiola, Maria Lerario, Armando Piervinanzi, Vladimiro Badiali, and Carolina Segrera.
Jack (Gioacchino) is a lucky and humble recipient of this knowledge passed to him by his father and mentor Salvatore.
The technical heritage of Mr. Li Vigni includes modern and traditional aesthetics of singing. His father initially studied in Rome with instructors from the Academy of Santa Cecilia, where the legacy of Antonio Cotogni pedagogy shaped the institution for many years (professor Lauri Volpi, Gigli, Battistini, etc). Salvatore finally studied in Pesaro with Arturo Melocchi (Mario Del Monaco, Franco Corelli, etc). The spectrum of Italian art is transmitted from parents to children.
Gioacchino also trained and studied with many singers and legendary masters such as Franco Corelli, Carlo Bergonzi, Arrigo Pola, Gianni Raimondi, and others.
As a teacher Gioacchino has a good ear to hear the vocal problems and explain their impact. He not only explains why something is wrong, but can also demonstrate for all types of voice of the desired phonation, and shows the wrong vowel established, slowly moving to the right way, which explains the technical principles involved, and giving the student along with immediate technical instructions auditory examples.
Jack working principle of singers is helping to identify the correct "impostazione" or vocal tuning that produces harmonics that are correct, under the scope of various types of voice. The registration process approach is based on harmonic tune and not just mere efficiency. Legato line goes global (physical and acoustic) and stylistic choices are made in scope.
Li Vigni made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 2004 in Boris Godunov, and was seen again at the Met in Lohengrin and Parsifal, and papers covered in Nabucco, Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Rosenkavalier, and Samson and Dalila.
Lucia di Lammermoor Gioacchino has brought many international stages, from Philadelphia to the Met Thessaloniki and Amsterdam, for the production of De Nederlandse Opera. Critics characterize its performance as a vibrant, full of rage and despair, and smooth. Gioacchino expanded his repertoire Donizettian assume the difficult role of Leicester in Maria Stuarda for Opera Marseille.
Gioacchino showed his sense of musicality with Mozart, singing the role of Ferrando in Così fan tutte, who acted for AVA in Philadelphia, George Lake Festival Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Lyrique-en-Mer in France, and its Chicago debut of Opera News, who wrote "Così fan tutte talented young singers showed truly stunning setting smarting under Li Vigni is cool, sexy, and wonderfully relaxed."
Many have compared the style of timbre and phrasing Italian style Gioacchino Carlo Bergonzi, one of the technical influences of Gioacchino, with whom Jack worked one to one in the Verdi Academy of Busseto. Gioacchino is very comfortable in singing Verdi. Among the roles of Verdi, Gioacchino has been heard in Il Corsaro for Opera Orchestra of New York, Alfredo in La Traviata in Philadelphia, and covered in Nabucco for the Metropolitan Opera.
Gioacchino is vocally agile and has doubled its instrument ability to sing Rossini. Among his performances, Il Barbiere di Siviglia Oper Frankfurt, where his interpretation of Almaviva was characterized by critics as "charming, vocally agile, and jokingly able to change." He took the Almaviva also in Philadelphia and Beijing for its Asian debut. He also appeared in Frankfurt as Ramiro in La Cenerentola that critics said "gives a clear radiates Don Ramiro ... much worth seeing."
Among other operas of Gioacchino you have been heard: Madama Butterfly (Philadelphia), La Sonnambula (Philadelphia), La Boheme (Palermo), Il Pirata for its debut in Amsterdam in Concertgebauw with Nelly Miricioiu, and for his debut in the repertoire French - the role of Faust in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Leontina Vaduva Margarita.
Gioacchino in January 2003 was awarded the "Third Prize" by the jury of the International Singing Contest Francisco Viñas 2003. He was also awarded the "Best Finalist" by popular public vote of the Gran Teatro del Liceu. In 2002 Gioacchino was 1st place winner of the contest Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Opera Foundation, place winner in the 4th Festival Competition Bellini everyone in Sicily, 3rd place in the Competizione Voci Donizettiane.