Luca Cervoni

A graduate at Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome, Luca has also attended masterclasses on madrigal singing with Alessandro Quarta and Rinaldo Alessandrini in Urbino (International Course of Early Music devoted to Monteverdi’s monody).

In 2007, he was among the winners of the Monteverdi Competition for the centenary of “L’Orfeo” in Mantua, which led him to perform the opera in the National Theatre in Prague. He has sung for several years in Philippe Herreweghe’s Collegium Vocale Gent.

In 2011, he took part in Sigiswald Kuijken’s challenging rendition of Bach’s “Mass in B minor” performed one voice per part. In the same year, he co-founded the Abchordis Ensemble, with which he has sung in many prestigious festivals including Ambronay Festival, Valletta International Baroque Festival, Les Riches Heures de Valère, Pavia Barocca, Urbino Musica Antica, Mars en Baroque, Anima Mea.

In 2013, he sang in Perez’s “Mattutino de’ morti” and Mozart’s “Vesperae solennes de confessore” with Giulio Prandi’s Ghislieri Choir & Consort.

A member of Alessandro Quarta’s Concerto Romano ensemble, he was Jonas in Carissimi’s eponymous oratorio (Wiener Konzerthaus), as well as Giuseppe d’Arimatea in Pasquini’s “La sete di Christo” presented on three different occasions at major European festivals. With the same ensemble, he also sang as Oloferne in Scarlatti’s “La Giuditta” at Teatro Olimpico in Rome (2014), Inverno in “La gloria di primavera” again at Wiener Konzerthaus (2015) and Consigliero in Stradella’s “San Giovanni Battista” at Teatro Argentina in Rome (2016).

He has worked with Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano, with whom he sang as Anfinomo in Monteverdi’s “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria” (Teatro Regio, Turin). During the tour with Concerto Italiano, he also sang Vivaldi’s “Vespro a San Marco” (Burgos, Spain) and Monteverdi’s “Vespro della Beata Vergine”. In 2016, he was Monostatos in the Italian version of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” at Teatro Costanzi in Rome. With Claudio Cavina’s La Venexiana ensemble, he toured in Japan with madrigals by Monteverdi and Gesualdo. In 2015, he was Teofilo in Stradella’s “San Giovanni Crisostomo” with Andrea De Carlo’s Ensemble Mare Nostrum, with which he also sang in Stradella’s “Santa Pelagia” the year after.

With Antonio Florio and his Cappella Neapolitana, he performed and recorded for Glossa “Passione secondo Giovanni” by Gaetano Veneziano in 2016.
In April 2016, he was Giovanni in Handel’s “La Resurrezione” performed with Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti, and recorded by the Swiss Radio RSI. In December 2016, he took part in Daniele Carnini’s contemporary opera “Un’infinita primavera attendo” with Filarmonica Romana.

Luca has recorded for Christophorus Records, Arcana, Glossa and Sony DHM.

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