Lelio Capilupi

Singing Teacher - “Arrigo Boito” Music Conservatory, Parma

Conductor of “I Cameristi Virgiliani”, Chamber Orchestra of  Mantua

President of the Italian Association of Teachers of Singing (AICI).

Born 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 Andrea Mannucci, 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 Favaretto 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 Gallico.
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 UNESCO.
He worked with artists of international degree.
He held several
Master Classes 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).
Member 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 International 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 (AICI).