A triumph that culminated with "Nessun Dorma" from the opera Turandot, performed by Tenor Lamonarca, during one of the three encores by which the public called him on the stage" -
"Next up, it was opera singer Luciano Lamonarca, who wowed the crowd
with his Nessun Dorma and other Italian favorites" -
Tenor Luciano Lamonarca was born in the Apulia Region of Italy and studied in Bari, Rome and Palermo, with such teachers as Gino Lorusso Toma, Franco Corelli, Carmen Sensaud and Salvatore Fisichella. Equipped with a powerful voice, with dark and confident inflexions, he is often associated with the greatest voices of Italian
melodrama, such as Enrico Caruso.
Luciano Lamonarca had the honor and opportunity to perform in many countries around the world, with preponderance in the United States and Europe, and he has given interviews on numerous television networks such as 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 Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno and Il Giornale di Sicilia. He performed under the patronage of the highest national and international institutions: United Nations, European Union, the Presidency of the Italian Republic, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Youth, the Italian Consulate in New York, Italian Cultural Institute in New York, Regions of Puglia and Sicily. On November 2011, he was the main performer of the concert "United Academia", for the celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the United Nations Academic Impact, where Guests of Honor were The Under Secretary General of the United Nations for Communication and Public Information, H.E. Kiyo Akasaka, and The Westchester County Executive, Hon. Robert Astorino.
On September 2011, he was invited to perform as a special performing guests, at the prestigious New York Fashion Show, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in Manhattan. He made his debut at the New York Theater for the Performing Arts (Bruno Walter Auditorium) in Lincoln Center, New York, on the 1st of October 2010 and he performed in Carnegie Hall, on 14th of December 2010.
In December 2010 and in January 2011, he performed two concerts in Milwaukee, paying tribute to the great tenor Mario Lanza in commemoration of his 50th anniversary.
In May 2009 he created and performed the musical tour "Lamonarca & Friends – United for Abruzzo" with the goal to help the victims of the Abruzzo earthquake. In January 2009, he performed at the Great Hall of the Palace National Philharmonic Orchestra, in Minsk, Belarus, and in December 2008, at the prestigious Palais Liechtenstein Museum, in Vienna, Austria. His concerts in Italy include performances at the auditorium La Vallisa in Bari and at the Teatro Politeama in Palermo, in the occasion of the celebration of the birth of the Magistrate Paolo Borsellino, accompanied by the orchestra "Ersu" from Catania. In Germany, he performed at the Fourth edition of the "Europaishes Jugend Musik Festival" in Passau, in a concert entirely 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 as the sole representative of Italy, in the concert "United We Are Peace". He sang on the stage of the prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, at the invitation of the Zaraspe Foundation. The next year, in April 2008, he was invited again at the United Nations, to represent the European continent 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. Having achieved international success, he was later invited to perform 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.
In March 2009 he released his first album entitled "Mamma", dedicated to his dear mother and launched in a press conference in New York, where part of the proceeds of the CD sales went to the missionary project "City of Hope" in Zambia. In January 2012, he released his new 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. Part of the proceeds from each song sold until December 31, 2012, will be donated to the Mini Maestros Program. This program enables New York City public school students and their parents to attend New York Choral Society performances at Carnegie Hall at no cost to themselves. Luciano Lamonarca resides in New York.