Biography

Celebrated for a velvety beauty of tone and elegant musicality as well as for his excellent acting, Leonardo Caimi has established himself as one of the most acclaimed tenors of his generation, singing at prestigious venues and festivals such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Teatro alla Scala, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Salzburg Festival, amongst others.

Highlights of the Italian tenor's career include: Don Carlo and Carmen (Don José) at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Turandot (Calaf) and Carmen (Don Josè) in Leipzig, La bohème (Rodolfo) at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) and La Bohème (Rodolfo) for 6 seasons at Festival Puccini of Torre del Lago, Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) in Seoul and La Monnaie in Brussels, Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio di Sassonia) at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires; Le villi (Roberto) for RTVE at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid, Carmen (Don José) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Simon Boccanegra (Adorno) at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu) at La Monnaie in Brussels, Turandot ( Calaf) at the Wielki Opera in Warsaw, A Masked Ball (Riccardo) at the Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro and in new production in Darmstadt; Tosca (Cavaradossi) at the Municipal Theater in Santiago de Chile and at the Frankfurt Opera, La rondine (Ruggero) at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Le villi (Roberto) for the open season at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
The debut in the role of Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv got a great success and he come back in Tel Aviv for Aida (Radames), Carmen (Don Josè) and Il trovatore (Manrico).
Other highlights: the first performance in modern times of the opera Palla de 'Mozzi by G. Marinuzzi for the open season at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Carmen at the ROH in London, Les Vepres Siciliannes (Henri) in Frankfurt, Bonn, Palermo and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Monaco, the world premiere of Adriana Lecouvreur (Mauritius) at La Monnaie in Brussels.

After the first lockdown for the covid-19 pandemic, he was back in the scene with the role of Werther in Warsaw, with a gala concert in Moscow, Alfredo in La Traviata, Beethoven's Symphony n ° 9, Danilo in La Vedova Allegra and Mozart's Requiem at the Lirico in Cagliari; Manon Lescaut (Des Grieux) in Plovdiv, Calaf in Turandot at the Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen.

In 2021-2022 he performed in the main roles for the open season in Warsaw (Werther), Bonn (Don Carlo), WNO-Cardiff (Madama Butterfly), Palermo (Les Vepres Siciliennes), Israeli Opera-Tel Aviv (Aida ).
Future engagements include: Manon Lescaut (Des Grieux) in Cagliari, Turandot (Calaf) in Cologne, Il Trovatore in Tel Aviv, Il Tabarro (Luigi) at WNO Cardiff, La Bohème (Rodolfo) and Les contes d’Hoffmann (Hoffmann) at the ROH in London.

Mr. Caimi has worked with many of the world’s most esteemed conductors and directors, including R. Muti, L. Maazel, G. Gelmetti, D. Oren, C. Rizzi, E. Pidò, S. Ranzani, Miguel Ángel Gómez-Martínez, Jean-Claude Cadadesus, Alain Lombard, M. Stefanelli, E. Queler, R. Brignoli; and directors F. Zeffirelli, R. Lepage, S. Vizioli, W. Pagliaro and M. Scaparro, L. Mariani, M. Martone, D. Michieletto, W. Decker, and Ettore Scola.
He has a diploma in voice from the Conservatorio «A. Corelli» di Messina and diploma in clarinet from the Conservatorio «F. Torrefranca» di Vibo Valentia, where he also studied composition. Leonardo Caimi also obtained a degree with highest honors in Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Messina.

September 2022

Italian version

What people say about me