Teacher - “Arrigo Boito”
of “I Cameristi Virgiliani”, Chamber Orchestra of
President of the Italian Association of Teachers of Singing
in Mantua, Italy, in 1960, Lelio Capilupi graduated in Composition, Piano and
Singing in his home town Music
Conservatory, respectively under the guidance of Maestro
Maestro Lucia Lusvardi Gallico and Maestro Dino Gatti.
At the same time he attended courses of Orchestra Conducting and continued to
study Singing with Maestro Giorgio
and Orchestra Conducting with Alceo
Galliera, Pierre Dervaux, Franco Ferrara, Carlo Maria Giulini, Ferenc Nagy,
Moshe Atzmon at the Accademia Chigiana (Siena), at the Accademia Respighi
(Assisi) and at the International Academy (Nice).
The famous singing school of Maestro Ettore Campogalliani,
in Mantua, gave him
the opportunity, since he was young, to be in touch with important lyric artists.
He specialized in Didactics of Singing, participating in Masterclasses with
Paolo Zedda (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris), Marvin Keenze (Rider e Princeton University, New Jersey,
USA) e Neil Semer (New York).
He won the Campogalliani Prize and diplomas of merit at the Accademia Chigiana
and at the Schubert National Competition.
He obtained great succes at the Sesto Fiorentino and Bardolino International
Competition, at the International Piano Composition Festival (Rome) and at the
International Singing and Piano Composition Competition (Piacenza).
In 1985, in the Olympic Theatre of Sabbionetta, he had his debut in Claudio
Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” and Rinaldo Da Capua’s “La zingara”, under the
music direction of Maestro Claudio
Afterwards he had principal roles in baroque and contemporary works and he
participated in important festivals: Rive Gauce (Turin), The 20th
Century Music Festival (Como), Two Dimensions International Festival (Parma),
International Workshop of Chamber Music Theatre (Verona), Poetry and Music
(Pesaro), New Music Festival (Faenza), Europe Festival (Ferentino).
He was chosen as a soloist in a series of premières of music by Marcel Goldman,
Paolo Perezzani, Giancarlo Facchinetti, Andrea Mannucci and other composers.
He had many concerts in Italy, France, German, Austria, Spain, Brazil and he appeared
in television programmes for the Italian national TV-net RAI and other
Italian TV-nets, for the Brazilian SBT, for the Spanish Catalunya Radio.
In 1998 he took part in the music celebrations of Vladimir Nabokov, organized by
He worked with artists of international degree.
He held several Master
in Lyric Singing in Italy, Austria, South Korea and in
Brazil (Festival de Musica di Londrina e Festival dell'Universidade Federal de
Santa Maria, upon invitation by University of Georgia, USA).
of jury: Chamber Music International Competition "Perugia
Classico", Singing International Competition "Martini" of the Social Theater in
Mantua, Singing International Competition in Lignano Sabbiadoro,
TIM - International
Music Tournament, Jeonju
International Music Competition. Since
2018 he is Artistic Director of the
Competition "Young talents for opera" - Ettore Campogalliani Award.
In 2006 he has been teacher in the "Course of formation for singing teachers" developed him in Villa
Caruso, Lastra a Signa (Firenze).
He has taught Singing and Music Theory at the “Giuseppe Tartini” Music
Conservatory (Trieste) and at at the “Orazio Vecchi” Musical
Institute (Modena); since 1995, after passing a competitive examination,
he is a professor of Lyric Singing at the “Arrigo Boito” Music
Conservatory in Parma.
He is also conductor of the Chamber Orchestra “I Cameristi Virgiliani”,
he directed the “Palestrina” Choir of Suzzarra
in the period 2002-2010.
He wrote the book “Notes of Musical Theory” (Eridiana Editions).
Since 2010 he is President of the Italian Association of Teachers of Singing