Leo D’Oro A young artist of increasing prestige and reputation. He is known for his beautiful voice, warm, rich and clear, combined with dramatic ability. He made his debut as Il Barone Scarpia in Verdi’s Tosca in 2018 with Associazione di Tito Gobbi in Rome, where he received an award from Rai TV and Radio Vaticana for this role interpretation of Scarpia. Leo graduated with distinction from Opera Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he was awarded The George and Charlotte Balfour Award. He was also invited to the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco Opera House twice. Leo also performed in venues such as the Barbican Hall, the Brighton Festival, Bath Art Festival, Iford Arts Festival, Nevill Holt Opera and San Francisco Opera. He recently released his first album ‘Some Italian Evening’ by Leo D’Oro which has been well received by the critics.
A young artist of increasing prestige and reputation. He is known for his beautiful voice, warm, rich and clear, combined with dramatic ability.
He made his debut as Il Barone Scarpia in Verdi’s Tosca in 2018 with Associazione di Tito Gobbi in Rome, where he received an award from Rai TV and Radio Vaticana for this role interpretation of Scarpia.
Leo graduated with distinction from Opera Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he was awarded The George and Charlotte Balfour Award. He was also invited to the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco Opera House twice.
Leo also performed in venues such as the Barbican Hall, the Brighton Festival, Bath Art Festival, Iford Arts Festival, Nevill Holt Opera and San Francisco Opera.
He recently released his first album ‘Some Italian Evening’ by Leo D’Oro which has been well received by the critics.
Some Italian Evening This sublime collection of fourteen classic Neopolitan songs includes much-loved favourites such as O Sole Mio (Eduardo Di Capua) and Core ’Ngrato (Stefano Cardillo) alongside other classics of the early twentieth-century Italian song repertoire by Renato Brogi, Enrico Cannio, Ernesto De Curtis, Stefano Donaudy and Salvatore Gambardella. It also includes the composer Ruggero Leoncavallo, most renowned for his opera I Pagliacci, with his beautiful aria Mattinata. Opulently arranged for orchestra and sung with tenderness and passion, this recital is perfect for sultry nights or lazy mornings. Let yourself be carried away by the rich melodies, delight in the eloquent strings and revel in the wonderful vocal timbre of Leo D’Oro’s beautiful singing. “Stop what you’re doing, give yourself four minutes, play this track, and let your inner romantic blissfully carry you into loving ardour.” Left Bank Magazine
Some Italian Evening
This sublime collection of fourteen classic Neopolitan songs includes much-loved favourites such as O Sole Mio (Eduardo Di Capua) and Core ’Ngrato (Stefano Cardillo) alongside other classics of the early twentieth-century Italian song repertoire by Renato Brogi, Enrico Cannio, Ernesto De Curtis, Stefano Donaudy and Salvatore Gambardella. It also includes the composer Ruggero Leoncavallo, most renowned for his opera I Pagliacci, with his beautiful aria Mattinata.
Opulently arranged for orchestra and sung with tenderness and passion, this recital is perfect for sultry nights or lazy mornings. Let yourself be carried away by the rich melodies, delight in the eloquent strings and revel in the wonderful vocal timbre of Leo D’Oro’s beautiful singing.
“Stop what you’re doing, give yourself four minutes, play this track, and let your inner romantic blissfully
carry you into loving ardour.”
Left Bank Magazine
Aleko in Wroclaw Opera 28.03.2011
Come to see Leo d’Oro as Starik in this amazing Rachmaninoff Opera!
Dwa spektakle ALEKO Sergiusza Rachmaninowa w rezyserii Jacka Jabrzyka zaprezentowala licznej, wroclawskiej publicznosci Akademia Muzyczna. W Operze Wroclawskiej w roli solistów wystapili studenci dyplomanci Wydzialu Wokalnego, Orkiestra Symfoniczna pod dyrekcja Robertasa Servenikasa – dyrygenta goscinnego z Wilna oraz Chór “Feichtinum” Akademii Muzycznej. Zapraszamy wkrótce na szersza relacje z tego wydarzenia.
Ann Murray Masterclass Friday 25 May 2012
Ann Murray Masterclass
Friday 25 May 2012
“Bass-baritone Leo d’Oro like the others, studied at the Guildhall. (The Guildhall certainly “has talent”, it seems.)
I went to the Balcony to hear the honeyed tones of this remarkable bass-baritone, and admired the way the tutor drew from him the varying moods demanded by Rachmaninoff’s heart-rending aria from Aleko.”
Read more: http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/what-s-on/entertainments/sexy-performances-at-this-year-s-superb-meads-music-festival-1-3885124#ixzz3wsnhD2TX
Review from the event:
Barbican: Leo d’Oro Russian Songs Recital
Szymon Wach at the Barbican: Tchaikovsky & Mussorgsky
Date: Thu 3 October 2013
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Leo d’Oro take to the Barbican stage before LSO concert with performances of complementary repertoire.
Leo d’Oro baritone
Tonight’s concert features songs by Tchaikovsky & Mussorgsky.
For more information please click here.
Op 38 nos 3 & 1:
In the midst of the ball
Don Juan’s serenade
On the river
The song of the Flea
Op 46. Nos 3 & 4:
In the garden
Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus present:
St Catharine’s Girls’ Choir
Conductor: Timothy Redmond
Leader: Steve Bingham
Carmen, a gypsy girl Sarah Castle (mezzo-soprano)
Zuniga, Lieutenant of Dragoons Leo d’Oro (baritone)
Cosi fan tutte
Join Opera Lyrica on the 9th, 10th and 11th May at the 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill, London for a revival of our most successful production to date – Così fan tutte.
Leo d’Oro- Don Alfonso
Cosi fan tutte Review
Cosi fan tutte
“Leo d’Oro, a Guildhall music school graduate with international work experience gave an unforgettable form of the cunning Alfonso.”
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Opera Nova Bydgoszcz
Leo d’Oro- Herr Reich
Od 1994 roku odbywa sie on corocznie i jest to najwiekszy tego typu w Polsce przeglad najciekawszych dokonan teatrów muzycznych – krajowych i zagranicznych.
Bydgoskie Festiwale Operowe odbywaja sie w jednym z najnowoczesniej wyposazonych polskich teatrów muzycznych. Na pieknej, wielkiej scenie bydgoskiej Operze Nova swe doroczne spotkanie, wyznaczaja sobie wiosna teatry operowe z kraju i zespoly zagraniczne. Dwa festiwalowe tygodnie to czas spotkan twórców, ludzi kultury z entuzjastami róznorodnych gatunków muzycznych: opery, operetki, musicalu, baletu: klasycznego i nowoczesnego oraz znakomita forma promocji tych sztuk. Tradycja jest, iz pierwszy ze spektakli to premiera w wykonaniu “gospodarza”, Opery Nova. Kolejne wieczory przeznaczamy na prezentacje zaproszonych Teatrów. Bydgoskie Festiwale Operowe finansowane sa ze srodków Urzedu Marszalkowskiego Województwa Kujawsko-Pomorskiego oraz Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego. Festiwalowi towarzysza wystawy, przeglad filmów muzycznych na DVD, a takze ( od 2008 r.) wykonania oper kameralnych – artystyczne propozycje studentów polskich akademii muzycznych. Goraco zapraszamy do uczestnictwa w swiecie opery !
Don Giovanni San Francisco Opera Merola
Leo d’Oro as Leporello in Don Giovanni W.A. Mozart
Don Giovanni July 31 and Aug. 2 2014
31 July, 01,07,08,14,15 August
Leo d’Oro as Dulcamara, Sharpless and Figaro.
Fontainebleau Festival review
“le baryton Leo d’Oro devrait, faire une belle carrière.”
Francesca di Foix
Francesca di Foix
Leo d’Oro – Il Conte
Monday 4, Wednesday 6, Friday 8, Monday 11 November 2013, 7pm, Silk Street Theatre
Donizetti’s Francesca di Foix, a comic cautionary tale about the perils of being an overprotective husband.
more on: http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/about_the_school/news/view/article/award_winning_opera_department_presents_a_double_bill_of_debussy_and_donizetti/
Francesca di Foix review
Francesca di Foix:
“Leo d’Oro was a brilliantly hand-wringing, desperately jealous Count”
“The best of the cast was Leo d’Oro’s Count, who doesn’t get an aria, but manages to draw the most detailed and funny character, and is able to act with the voice just as ably as he can physically.”
“As the Count, Leo d’Oro had a lovely line in bewildered stupidity and displayed a promising young bass even though he has the least interesting music to sing.”
Merola Opera Program Presents:
Merola Grand Finale and Reception
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 16
Tickets: $45 Grand Tier & Orchestra Prime/$35 Orchestra/$25 Dress Circle
Reception begins at 10 p.m. in the Opera House Café
*Reception tickets are an additional $50 each
Leo d’Oro- Alidoro
Leo d’Oro sang an Alidoro’s aria from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and it was a particular treat hearing Leo’s young, pretty, pliable bass-baritone in music that is usually assigned to gruffer, older singers.
I Pazzi per progetto
Monday 2, Wednesday 4, Friday 6 & Monday 9 March 2015, 7pm, Silk Street Theatre
Blinval- Leo d’Oro
UK stage premiere of Donizetti’s I pazzi per progetto a comic opera in which madness, misunderstandings and mistaken identity come to the fore. The production opens on 2 March and is directed by Martin Lloyd-Evans and conducted by Dominic Wheeler.
Donzetti’s I pazzi per progetto, translated as ‘Madmen by Design’, has a neglected history, having been almost forgotten about for over 100 years from 1845 until a new revision was produced in 1977. The opera, with a libretto by Domenico Gilardoni, is a farce in one act which centres on the reunion of Norina and her remote military husband Blinval In this role Szymon Wach. The reunion takes place in a psychiatric hospital which is run by Norina’s Uncle, Darlemont, and such a setting allows the two characters to alternately pose as crazy in order to find out the true feelings of each other. All of these ingredients result in a farce in its purest form.
I Pazzi per progetto review
“Leo d’Oro as Brinval, the philandering Colonel, has a nice, Corbelli-ish voice and, I thought, sang well and looked suitably bewildered. ”
“Production and performance standards were, as always, sky high […] great contribution from Leo d’Oro.”
“As Blinval, Leo d’Oro began with a full tone, well-shaped phrasing and characterful charm.” – See more at: http://www.operatoday.com/content/2015/03/double_bill_at_.php#sthash.ElibpPv8.dpuf
“Leo d’Oro as Blinval displayed a fine lyric baritone and a strong bent for comedy.”
Il Commendatore – Leo d’Oro
24 – 27 kwietnia – godzina 19.00
Sala Koncertowa Akademii Muzycznej, Gdańsk, ul. Łąkowa 1/2
W. A. MOZART – „DON GIOVANNI”
Reżyseria: Dariusz Paradowski
Kierownictwo muzyczne: Przemysław Stanisławski
Scenografia: Ewa Ignatowicz
Kostiumy: Paulina Maksjan
Soliści: studenci Wydziału Wokalno – Aktorskiego
Orkiestra Kameralna Akademii Muzycznej
JS Bach Passion
April 4th, 2009 JS Bach Passion. St. Matthew BWV 244. Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdynia – Leo d’Oro- Baritone Gdansk AM Chamber Orchestra cond. prof. Paul Esswood,
April 5th, 2009 – Concert Hall of the Music Academy in Gdansk – JS Bach Passion. St. Matthew BWV 244. Gdansk AM Chamber Orchestra cond. prof. Paul Esswood,
Leo d’Oro joins Merola San Francisco Opera
Leo d’Oro was chosen one of 23 singers from over 1000 artists applying in 2014.
Leo will be singing the role of Leporello in San Francisco Merola Opera program production of Don Giovanni and Alidoro from Rossini’s Cenerentola In Merola Grand Finale.
Merola Opera Program
Merola Opera Program is a world-renowned opera training and performance program for promising young artists and closely associated with San Francisco Opera. Named for San Francisco Opera’s first general director, Gaetano Merola, the Merola Opera Program began during the 1954-55 season and established its full training program in 1957.
Merola has served as a proving ground for hundreds of artists, including Brian Asawa, Gregory Carroll, Mark Delavan, Julianna Di Giacomo, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Bryan Hymel, Gary Lakes, Joyce DiDonato, Sylvia McNair, Anna Netrebko, Patricia Racette, Kurt Streit, Fernando del valle, Patrick Summers, Ruth Ann Swenson, Jess Thomas, Riki Turofsky, Ricardo Bernal, Carol Vaness, Rolando Villazón, Deborah Voigt, and Dolora Zajick.
Leo d’Oro one of Jerwood Young Artists 2012
Leo d’Oro one of Jerwood young artist 2012!
Since 2005 Glyndebourne has increased its investment in developing young talent with the inauguration of the Jerwood Development Scheme.
This programme aims to provide training opportunities for the future soloists in Glyndebourne Opera Festival.
The singers work with leading conductors, directors, choreographers, theatre specialists and vocal coaches to enhance their skills and experience.
The scheme has been made possible through the generosity of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Verdi’s MACBETH – 2012 production of Kennet Opera
“The instruments of darkness”
Leo d’Oro- Banquo
Stage Director, Greg Eldridge; Musical Director, Rebecca Berkley; Producer, Rowena Robinson.
Musically and visually stunning, we think our November 2012 production of Macbeth was the first ever staged in West Berkshire.
In this production, we sought to oppose the forces of mankind – with their love of artificial power structures and the trinkets that symbolise them – with those of nature. Within the world of this production, still ancient Scottish in structure but updated in costume and appearance, the parallels between man and nature may be made as clear as those between the past and the present.
Masterclass with Anita Garanca
26.05.2011, Leo d’Oro was invited by Akademia Operowa to sing on a masterclass with Anita Garanca,
The Masterclass will be taking place in Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa on 16. 05. 2011.
at 18.00 Everyone is invited!
Masterclass with Carol Vaness
Masterclass with Carol Vaness, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Conservatory
– See more at: https://www.sfcv.org/article/music-lovers-guide-to-the-merola-opera-program#sthash.vV9lBB38.dpuf
Merola press conference
Executive Director Jean Kellogg, Chairman Jayne Davis, Leo d’Oro
Meet the Merolini
Friday, June 6, 2014
Photography by Kristen Loken — at SF Opera House.
Bass-baritone Leo d’Oro, apparently still jet-lagged, paused when asked about his relationship to music. But then he made a memorable statement about musicians “being like priests,” completely devoting themselves to the performance and the audience. He will sing Leporello in the staged performances of Don Giovanni. – See more at: https://www.sfcv.org/article/amazing-variety-among-merolini#sthash.gl9ATClg.dpuf
Nevill Holt Opera- Rigoletto
Wednesday 5, Friday 7, Monday 10, Wednesday 12 June at 7pm, Silk Street Theatre
Leo d’Oro – Mr Coyle
A co-production with Banff Centre, Canada
Originally intended for both television and stage, Britten’s pacifist opera Owen Wingrave is presented by the Guildhall in a co-production with the Banff Centre, Canada, where it will receive its Canadian premiere with a cast of Guildhall singers in August 2013. Written at a time of US intervention in Vietnam, the opera raises political and social issues as well as domestic ones, and is one of Britten’s most rarely performed operas.
– See more at: http://www.fabermusic.com/news/britten-100-guildhall-schools-owen-wingrave-production-in-london-canada-1157#sthash.pD4mKmqc.dpuf
Radziejowice 4 – 14 lipca 2010 roku
Radziejowice 4 – 14 lipca 2010 roku.
Masterclass with the greatest international soprano Teresa Zylis-Gara
Recenzja ze spektaklu “Aleko”
Niedojrzalosc dzieci kwiatów. Recenzja opery „Aleko”, spektaklu dyplomowego Akademii Muzycznej
Jesli wydaje sie nam, ze w studenckich przedstawieniach wieje nuda, a amatorszczyzna jest ich wspólnym mianownikiem trzeba natychmiast zreformowac poglady. Wprawdzie inscenizacje „Aleko” dokonana na scenie Opery Wroclawskiej silami kadry naukowej i studentów Akademii Muzycznej trudno nazwac w pelni udanym przedsiewzieciem, ale tez w operze Sergiusza Rachmaninowa zdarzyly sie momenty zaskakujaco barwne i dynamiczne.
Egzaminy dyplomowe studenci uczelni artystycznych zdaja co roku, glównie w formie aranzowanych przez uczelnie spektakli. Z reguly przychodza je obejrzec jedynie bliscy i znajomi. Ale do opery powinni takze zajrzec melomani i nie bez powodu. Zagranica podobne projekty przyciagaja agentów operowych, którzy uwaznie przygladaja sie mlodym spiewakom szukajac wsród nich talentów, w jakie warto zainwestowac czas i pieniadze. W Polsce takie praktyki naleza do rzadkosci, ale po spektaklu „Aleko” juz wiadomo, ze bas Leo d’Oro (partia Starego Cygana) to prawdziwy skarb, a umiejetnie rozwijany moze dac mu w najblizszej przyszlosci sukces.
Przedstawienie operowe przygotowane przez dyplomantów to takze okazja do konfrontacji z wyjatkowo rzadkim repertuarem. Teraz wystawiono slynna (choc w Polsce znana bardziej z przewodników operowych) jednoaktówke „Aleko” Sergiusza Rachmaninowa. W polowie kwietnia natomiast zobaczymy „Kserksesa” Georga Friedricha Händla. Kolejna rzadko prezentowana perla, tym razem barokowej spuscizny niemieckiego geniusza z Halle.
The Adventures of Pinocchio
The Adventures of Pinocchio
4, 6, 8, 10 March 7pm
Leo d’Oro (Fire-Eater/Ape/Big Green Fisherman/Ringmaster/Farmer)
With its huge orchestral and choral resources, framing an ensemble of virtuosic principal roles and combined with theatrical demands including a puppet show, a funfair where unsuspecting boys are turned into circus donkeys and a touching reunion in the belly of a whale, Jonathan Dove and librettist Alasdair Middleton’s version of Collodi’s classic fairy tale represents one of the largest and most ambitious productions in recent years.
Commissioned by Opera North with Sadler’s Wells Theatre, the opera received its world premiere in December 2007 to great acclaim and was revived in 2010, of which The Guardian wrote: ‘by the end we are fully – even painfully – aware of the emotional and moral complexities that Pinocchio’s transformation from puppet into “real boy” will entail’.
Reserved tickets: £25 (£15 concessions) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk)
The Nose- Shostakovich
Un Ballo in Maschera
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
with CHROMA Chamber Ensemble
Samuel- Leo d’Oro
Original libretto by Eugène Scribe adapted by Antonio Somma
Sung in English in translation by Graham Billing
Orchestration by Francis Griffin
Conductor Oliver Gooch
Director Timothy Nelson
An ominous love triangle sits at the heart of this marvellous opera. Riccardo is a popular ‘people’s premier’; Amelia is helplessly in love with him; Renato is Riccardo’s loyal right-hand man – and also Amelia’s husband. We are in the intense world of power politics, swirling with compelling counter currents. As we follow the dramatic storyline from conspiracy to clairvoyance and from love to loathing, intriguing themes and secondary characters emerge before the final sensational Masked Ball scene .
Verdi’s music for Ballo in maschera, with the incandescent love duet at its core, is beautiful beyond description, expressing profound emotion yet always tuneful. As relevant today as the day it was written, the opera is Shakespearian in its scope and, though ultimately tragic, is also somehow shot through with humour and pervaded by a mysterious aura of gaiety.
7th May 2015
Bath International Music Festival and
IFORD ARTS presents Violetta’s Party a concert curated and accompanied on piano by OLIVER GOOCH with a quartet of its current and future stars: ALINKA KOZARI, soprano, CHRISTOPHER TURNER, tenor; MARIANNE VIDAL, mezzo and LEO D’ ORO baritone.
Saturday 11 May 2019, St Saviour's in BrockenhurstConcert - Brahms Requiem