The acclaimed Tenor Luciano Lamonarca has built an international reputation for his elegant musicianship and his fluid, resonant voice that exemplifies the best of the Italian Bel Canto style.
While he has sung in many countries around the world, he has performed most frequently in the United States and Italy. Luciano has been interviewed and featured in numerous articles from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Daily News, The New York Post, Fox News, NBC, CBS, News 12, RAI Uno, RAI Tre, RAI International, The Italian Times, The Italian Tribune, Italia! magazine (in Russian,) La Repubblica, America Oggi, Quotidiano.Net and Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno.
Growing up in southern Italy, Luciano displayed an early interest in music. His dedication to the art ultimately led to his selection for participation in master classes with world-renowned artists such as Gino Lorusso Toma, Franco Corelli, Salvatore Fisichella, Roberto Scandiuzzi and Daniele Barioni. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues, among them being Lincoln Center, New York Theater for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, United Nations General Assembly, Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, Madison Square Garden, Palais Liechtenstein Museum (Vienna, Austria), The Great Hall of the Palace National Philharmonic Orchestra (Minsk, Belarus), and Teatro Politeama (Palermo, Italy). He has performed under the patronage of the highest national and international institutions – the United Nations, UNESCO, the European Union, the Presidency of the Italian Republic, the Italian Chamber of Deputies, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Youth, and many more.
Tenor Lamonarca has created several musical projects, among which are his recordings of “Volare” on the 60th anniversary of the famous song composed by Domenico Modugno (aka “Mr. Volare”) and “God Bless America” on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its composition. In addition, he launched the online music project “Ricordando Mario Del Monaco,” a tribute to the legendary Tenor Mario Del Monaco that was realized with the approval of the famous stage director Giancarlo Del Monaco.
Luciano debuted internationally at the age of 22 by performing in Germany at the fourth edition of the “Europaisches Jugend Musik Festival” in Passau in a concert dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi. In 2007, he became the youngest opera singer to perform at the United Nations in New York where shortly after a concert by Ennio Morricone, he was invited by the Zaraspe Foundation to be the sole representative of Italy and to perform in the concert “United We Are Peace.”
Philanthropic collaboration with world figures in government and in the arts is a hallmark of Luciano’s work. In 2008, he was invited to perform at New York’s Madison Square Garden for the opening of the worldwide premiere of the movie “Carnera – The Walking Mountain.” Among the honored guests at that occasion were the American Actor Burt Young and the Academy Award Winner F. Murray Abraham. Later that year, he performed 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. In 2009, he released his first album entitled “Mamma,“dedicated to his dear mother and benefiting the missionary project “City of Hope” in Zambia. That year, he was invited to the United Nations to represent Europe in a concert held in the General Assembly Hall where he sang in the presence of ambassadors, the 62nd General Assembly President H.E. Mr. Srgjan Kerim and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In 2011, Luciano spearheaded “United Academia,” a project done in cooperation with United Nations Academic Impact and he was the special performing guest at the Westchester Commemoration of the 2001 attack on New York’s Twin Towers. In the following year, he appeared as the special performing guest at the prestigious New York Fashion Week, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. A few short months later, he released his second album “The Impossible Dream”, an outstanding compilation of Italian operatic arias and American pop-operatic hits, made in partnership with The New York Choral Society and benefiting the Mini Maestros Program.
Having performed in more than two hundred benefit events from 2008 to 2018, his commitment to making art with a purpose and his involvement in numerous charitable causes has earned Luciano Lamonarca the nickname “The Goodwill Tenor.”
Luciano resides in Westchester County, NY, with his wife and son.