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Leonardo Catalanotto

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Leonardo Catalanotto was born in Caracas in 1966.
Since 1993 he is Pianist-Vocal coach at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania.
He was invited several times to perform for Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and the main Theaters in Düsseldorf, Lisbon, Seville and Geneva.
He worked as Staff Conductor and Musical and Stage Assistant at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence (one of the most important Theaters in Italy) for Rigoletto, Traviata, Trovatore and, later, for the operas “Die Frau ohne Schatten” by R. Strauss, La forza del destino and Tosca under the conduction of Mº Zubin Metha.
He got the diploma in Orchestra Conducting at Accademia Musicale Pescarese under the guide of Mº Donato Renzetti.
Besides conducting many symphonic concerts he was Conductor for the operas “Madama Butterfly” at Teatro “Mancinelli” in Orvieto (Italy) and Aida in Eboli (Italy) and Harpsichord Conductor for the operas: “La serva padrona” by Paisiello, “Il Giocatore” by Cherubini.
He worked as personal assistant for M° Jesùs Lòpez Cobos at “Teatro Real” in Madrid, for the opera “Macbeth” by Giuseppe Verdi.
He was invited to China, at the Conservatory of Music in Shenyang, to teach in a master class about Italian Opera Repertoire.
He worked as Coach at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, for the operas “Rigoletto” and “L’Elisir d’amore” conducted by M° Lu Ja and for “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” conducted by M° Lorin Maazel.
In Japan he conducted the Gunma Symphony Orchestra in a successful concert titled “Opera without words!” and recently he was Harpsichord Conductor for the opera “Le Nozze di Figaro” by W. A. Mozart at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania.