Luciano Lamonarca is an Italian opera singer, crossover artist, and event producer. He studied singing in Apulia, Rome, Palermo, Ferrara, Paris, and New York with renowned teachers such as Gino Lorusso Toma, Carmen Sensaud, Salvatore Fisichella, Roberto Scandiuzzi, and Daniele Barioni. He has performed in many countries around the world, with the preponderance in the United States and Europe, and under the patronage of the highest national and international institutions among which are the United Nations, the European Union, the Presidency of the Italian Republic, and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Particularly important were his concerts at the United Nations General Assembly, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Liechtenstein Museum Palace in Vienna, and Teatro Politeama in Palermo.
Luciano is the youngest opera singer to have performed at the United Nations, where in 2007, shortly after the concert by Ennio Morricone, he was invited by the Zaraspe Foundation to perform as the sole representative of Italy, in the concert “United We Are Peace” held in the prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium. The following year, on April 25, 2008, he was invited again to the United Nations to represent Europe in a concert held before the General Assembly where he sang in the presence of ambassadors and delegations, the President of the 62nd Session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Srgjan Kerim, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 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. On April 22, 2008, he was invited as a tenor soloist to perform at the opening ceremony of the worldwide premiere of the movie “Carnera – The Walking Mountain” which was screened at Madison Square Garden in New York where the guests of honor were the American actor Burt Young and Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham.
In December 2008, at the prestigious Palais Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna, Austria, and in January 2009, he performed at the Great Hall of the Palace National Philharmonic Orchestra in Minsk, Belarus. His concerts in Italy include performances at the auditorium La Vallisain Bari and at the Teatro Politeama in Palermo, 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 performed at Lincoln Center at the New York Theatre for Performing Arts, in October 2010, and at Carnegie Hall in December 2010. In December 2010 and in January 2011, he held two concerts in Milwaukee, paying tribute to the great American tenor Mario Lanza in commemoration of his 50th anniversary.
Luciano was the special performing guest tenor at the 10th Commemoration of the attack on the Twin Towers, which was televised by NEWS 12 in Westchester County, New York. In November 2011, he was the main performer at the concert “United Academia” for the celebration of the first anniversary of the United Nations Academic Impact. In two consecutive years, 2011 and 2012, he was invited to perform as a special performing guest at the prestigious New York Fashion Week at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan.