Letizia Colajanni – Singing teacher

Letizia Colajanni - singing teacher

Letizia Colajanni – Singing teacher

Daughter of art. Very young he began studying piano at the Conservatory “V. Bellini” in Palermo, performing in several piano concertos.

After earning the high school with honors, she enrolled at the artistic singing classes at the Conservatory “V. Bellini” of Caltanissetta where she graduated with ten, praise and mention of ‘ honor under the guidance of the mezzo-soprano Tiziana Arena. He then studied with Cecilia Fusco, Alida Ferrarini, Mirella Freni and Patrizia Pace.

His debut took place under the direction of his father, Maestro Gaetano Colajanni, lyrical music director of the Orchestra Sinfonica “Accademia Musicale Siciliana”, with whom he has performed numerous concerts in Sicily and abroad. With his father, Letizia Colajanni debuted the role of Rosina in the opera “The Barber of Seville”, in Palermo.

The young soprano has a busy concert and opera activity that has brought her to perform in major Italian cities and abroad: France, Turkey, Belgium, Portugal, Japan, Lebanon, Korea, Paraguay and the United States of America, in collaboration with embassies, music associations, artists and Italian and foreign conductors.

In 2002 he debuted the role of Lesbina in “Il Filosofo di campagna ” by B. Galuppi conducted by Maestro Licalsi and in 2003 always under his direction, he is once again Rosina in “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini at the Teatro Margherita of Caltanissetta, always receiving considerable acclaim from critics.

In November 2003 at the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art she performed many concerts in Duluth (Minnesota) with the “UMD Symphony Orchestra” directed by Rudy Perrault. In December of the same year she took part in the production of “Hansel und Gretel” by Humperdinck performed at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo directed by Gunter Neuhold, directed by Pier Francesco Maestrini.

In May 2004 she was invited to give a recital opening of the “International Music Festival” at the University of Ankara in Turkey and in June of the same year she was invited as a special guest at the “International Music Festival” in Victoria , Gozo (Malta).

Letizia Colajanni was then acclaimed soloist soprano role in the world premiere of the “Gloria” of the composer Giovanni Palermo Angileri under the direction of Maestro Mauro Visconti. He has collaborated with the Orchestra Sinfonica Mediterranean by Maestro Anthony Lampasona playing concerts all over Sicily. Maestro Mario Modestini, Palermo influential composer, has composed and dedicated to Letizia Colajanni the “Hetaera Rosalia” oratory which was premiered in the Cathedral of Palermo in 2005. In the same year Letizia Colajanni sung in the production of ” Thais “by Massenet at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma conducted by Pascal Rophé directed by Renzo Giacchieri and with the participation of Carla Fracci.

In October 2005, she debuted with great success the role of Musetta in “La Boheme” by Puccini at the Theatre “Astra” of Gozo (Malta) under the direction of Maestro Joseph Vella and directed by Joseph Bascetta. In October 2006, Letizia Colajanni is back on the island Malta to perform the Exsultate Jubilate by Mozart conducted by her father in St. George’s Basilica.

In July 2006 he debuted the role of Gilda in a production of “Rigoletto” Verdi made in Duluth Minnesota in collaboration with the UMD directed by Earl Logan.

In October 2006, it was again called by the Teatro Massimo in Palermo to take part in performances of “Orfeo ed Euridice” by Gluck directed by Maestro Jonathan Webb and directed by Luciano Cannito. The same theater Palermo organized many performances of “La Traviata” in which the young artist has covered the role of Violetta.

In April 2007 she was again invited to Japan where she was the protagonist of a recital in Oktopia Theater in Tokyo.

In 2008 the soprano was invited to occupy the chair of Italian diction, physiology and vocal technique at the UMD (University Minnesota Duluth) in the United States. During this period there have been many proposals for concert and opera engagements so she sung in different cities of the States up to the coasts of California (San Jose).

In december 2008 Letizia Colajanni sung with the Symphonic Orchestra of Conservatory “Bellini” of Palermo, conducted by Maestro Carmelo Caruso, the concert held to ‘ARS (Sicilian Regional Assembly) for the reopening of the Sala d’Ercole inside the Norman Palace in Palermo. The concert was broadcast live on Rai 3.

In 2009 the soprano was invited to Seoul for a recital that involved significant representatives of the Korean music scene.

Letizia Colajanni sung also in many concerts in Paraguay. Great success has been achieved at the Teatro Municipal of Asuncion with the National Symphony Orchestra of Asuncion (OSCA) in the presence of Italian Ambassador in Paraguay on the occasion of the feast of the Italian Republic. The soprano has also lent her artistic participation in the inauguration of the meetings of the Association of Italian Women in Paraguay with headquarters in Asuncion.

In 2009 Letizia Colajanni debuted in the arduous role of Amina in “La Sonnambula” by Bellini at the Teatro Sociale in Turin Almese and has been engaged in the role of Anna Glawary in “The Merry Widow” by F. Lehar.

She was the soprano soloist in “Davidde Penitente” by Mozart replicated with the Symphonic Orchestra Scarlatti in the Diocesan Museum in Naples and with the Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra at the Cathedral of Monreale (Pa) within the Holy Week Monreale.

In 2011 he debuted in the role of Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute at the Teatro Verdi in Pordenone. The same year she was soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchestra Musicale Siciliana in Palermo.

In 2012 was the soprano soloist in the Petite Messe Solennelle in major churches in Palermo, Palermo Cathedral, Church San Giuseppe dei Teatini and Church of Cappuccini with the AMS.

She was Marie in ‘Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker for the Teatro Massimo of Palermo in the adaptation in operatic form by C. Gori. For the same theater of Palermo she was the protagonist of Verdi concert along with famous colleagues of world opera scene and she has recently debuted as Madame Herz in The Mozart’s Impresario directed by Lollo Franco.

The vast repertoire of Letizia Colajanni ranging from sacred music and chamber music of the seventeenth century up to understand contemporary twelve-tone music, not forgetting especially sensitive interpretations of the French repertoire, Bellini and Donizetti.

She will record Canti of Calanovella composed by Mario Modestini for Panastudio recording.

Letizia Colajanni in also Doctor in Disciplines of Art, Music and Entertainment at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Palermo with a score of 110 honors and special mention with a thesis about the composer Pietro Platania. She is often supervisor in seminars on musicological research and has developed numerous publications related to voice teaching.

She’s been a singing teacher at the High School Regina Margherita di Palermo and currently holds the chair of singing at the Conservatory “V. Bellini “of Caltanissetta.