February Program – Singer, Arturo Spinetti
In a multi-faceted career that extends over four decades, American born tenor Arturo Spinetti has sung most of the leading tenor roles in the modern operatic repertoire throughout the world. Along with his singing career he is a sought after opera director, has given Master Classes in singing and opera and is an internationally recognized vocal teacher.
Mr. Spinetti made his operatic debut singing the title role in Mascagni’s L’Amico Fritz in Bari, Italy and both his U.S. debut in Detroit and his Austrian debut in Innsbruck as Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen. Mr. Spinetti made his South American debut at the Theatro Municipal in Sao Paolo, Brazil as Ruggero in Puccini’s La Rondine, his German debut as Canio in a new production of I Pagliacci and in the Czech Republic as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Olomous International Festival.
Career highlights include, singing Riccardo in “Un Ballo In Maschera” at La Scala di Milano, Turiddu and the Duke of Mantua at the New York City Opera, the title role of “Andrea Chenier” at Carenegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York and Calaf in “Turandot” in a “live” nationally televised performance in Taipei, Taiwan.
An acclaimed private, professional vocal instructor, Arturo Spinetti maintains a busy teaching schedule and has conducted Master Classes in Opera and Singing throughout the world in such locations as Germany, Taiwan, Mexico, Hawaii, Mainland China and NYC.
Mr. Spinetti attended the Hartt College of Music and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Rome, Italy at the L’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the guidance of Maestro Luigi Ricci and received the degree of “Maestro di Canto”. He was a student and protégé of the legendary tenor Mario del Monaco.