Alfonso is an Italian tenor living in Brussels, who charms and inspires audiences with his generous stage presence and exuding power of self-assertion. Alfonso’s voice carries the joyful and sparkling colors of the sounds of Puglia, the region where he was born and grew up. His bright and warm tones, combined with an elegant and expressive phrasing, make him a versatile interpreter, especially of the bel canto repertoire.
From a very young age, Alfonso had a special relationship with music. He found in music a magic mirror that gradually helped him to see the brightest side of his personality and instilled in him the greatest desire to make and share art. Alfonso’s singing is a remarkable gift of optimism, courage, authenticity, and faith in chasing big dreams.
Alfonso has been studying with the Belgian tenor Teun Michiels and with repetitor David Miller. He had masterclasses with the North-American soprano Peggy Bouveret in Barcelona, the Belgian bass-baritone Nicolas Christou, and more recently with the Italian baritone Antonio Juvarra, author of several leading publications on singing and vocal technique. Alfonso is also very committed to his search for a more conscious and authentic self-expression and enhanced scenic presence. In February 2018, he trained in Berlin in a special workshop for performers, dancers, actors, and singers, inspired by a theory called the "Biochemistry of Emotion" developed by PhD Candace Pert.
Alfonso sang his first role in July 2015 as Remendado in Carmen in the festival Santa Florentina of Caldes d’Estrac (Barcelona) under the baton of rising-star conductor Diego Martín Etxebarría. In the course of 2017 he has been the cover tenor in a number of Belgian productions, including the Messa da Requiem of G. Verdi, and the Don Giovanni of W.A. Mozart. In June 2017 he performed as a soloist in a production of Carl Orff Carmina Burana in the Netherlands. In November 2017 Alfonso interpreted the Conte d'Almaviva (Barbiere di Siviglia) in a reduction of Rossini's masterpiece for a special "opera-for-schools" project in Italy.
Alfonso also has a passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge of singing. He has recently joined the Voice.Academy - an extraordinary academy where art, science, passion and education meet through the voice - as a guest Italian language coach for classical singers.
Alfonso graduated in both law and economics from universities in Europe and the USA (University of Chicago) and for several years practiced as an international business lawyer, before deciding to pour his soul into music.
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