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Biography

Of Italian and German extraction, the lyrical tenor Alessandro began his studies under the aegis of opera and concert singer Werner Ernst in Zurich.

In 1995, as an advanced singer, he was accepted for tuition with Ruthilde Boesch in Vienna, the chamber singer best known for assisting Edita Gruberova, coloratura soprano, La prima Donna assoluta to fame. In 1997, Alessandro auditioned with Alexander Pereira, former Director of the Zurich Opera House and current Artistic Director of the Teatro alla Scala in Milano, and as a result, Alessandro was awarded a scholarship by the Armin-Weltner-Stiftung for instruction in Vienna. Studies in Vienna from 1995-2002.Alessandro spent 10 Years in Vienna where he lived and studied. Vienna has become his second home.

He took part in several international Singing Competitions and Master Classes by Teresa Berganza, Placido Domingo, Carlo Bergonzi, Nicolai Gedda and others…..

Thanks to his flexibility and openness towards to all kinds of musical styles, he has been able to build a truly wide repertoire. Whether baroque, classical or crossover, Alessandro subjects each and every item to intensive study before performing it on stage. Not surprisingly, thanks to his Italian roots, he specialises in bel canto. But his preferences also extend to the world of Lieder as well as Neapolitan Canzoni, Tango Argentino and Viennese songs, which he brought to perfection during his years in Vienna. “Songs like: Vienna city of my dreams, my mother was a Viennese etc…. it is always a highlight, because people like them and remember them well, especially during New Year.

In autumn 2002, accompanied by musicians from the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, he recorded a CD featuring Songs by Tosti, Puccini, Caldra et al.  and the rarely performed songs of Charlie Chaplin. The CD was then premiered at a concert with French “Star” singer Patricia Kaas. Concert tours followed. In 2006 his debut CD Amore mio was released.

CD Release “Visione” May 2011. December 2011, he was invited to perform at the Silvesterstadl in Graz, Austria. The New Years Show was broadcast live on ORF, ARD and SRF, Austrian, German and Swiss TV. He performed the German Version of Mirror of my Soul (Spiegel meiner Seele) together with the MDR TV Ballet. It was a successful performance with a 7 million audience live and on TV.

2012, Alessandro received the exclusive right to reproduce the soundtrack of the Movies “Sissi Trilogy” 1955-1957 the famous movies about Empress Elisabeth from Austria in the main role Romy Schneider. The soundtrack has never been reproduced before and it was a great honor for Alessandro to be the first one. He wrote the lyrics in German “Wenn die Maske Fällt” and the the music was released February 2012. The whole project was a tribute to celebrate the 175th birthday of the Empress on December 24th 2012. Shows and TV appearances followed. www.wenndiemaskefaellt.com

2013-2014, Alessandro was touring with his Recital “On Wings of Song” Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by F.M. Bartholdy, accompanied by his pianist, Nancy Lee. The repertoire included music by Mozart, Tosti, Bellini, Händel, Bernstein and many others from the crossover genre.

2015, Alessandro released his new single “One More Try. Written and produced by Toby Chapman and Grant Black in London.

2016, He will be presenting his new Recital, Wiener Bonbons, his only Love-Vienna. He presents his favorite Viennese Songs and Operetta Arias. The program starts in October, check out more! Alessandro is in the process of writing a new German Song, ” Im Zauber der Nacht”more details to follow. 

2017, Alessandro’s new Song „ Im Zauber der Nacht“, will be published Fall 2017. The Lyrics written by himself and will be produced and recorded in Germany. The theme of the Song (Thousand and one Night). The photo shooting took place in Marrakech, more information: Zauber der Nacht

 

Im Zauber der Nacht, Alessandro Cipriano, Marrakech
Im Zauber der Nacht by Alessandro Cipriano, Dream of Marrakech
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