Luca Cervoni

A graduate at Conservatorio S.Cecilia in Roma, Luca has also attended masterclasses on madrigal singing with Alessandro Quarta and Rinaldo Alessandrini in Urbino (International Courses of Early Music Monteverdi's monody). In 2007, he was among the winners of the Monteverdi Competition for the Centenary of Orfeo in Mantua, which led him to perform the opera in Praga's National Theatre. He sang for several years in Philippe Herreweghe's Collegium Vocale Gent. In 2011, he took part in Sigiswald Kuijken's challenging rendition of Bach's B-minor Mass, performed one voice per part. In the same year, he co-founded the AbChordis ensemble, with which he sang in many prestigious festivals including Ambronay Festival, Valletta International Baroque Festival, Les Riches Heures de Valère, Pavia Barocca, Urbino Musica Antica, Mars en Baroque, AnimaMea. In 2012 he was Monostato in the Italian version of Die Zauberflote at Teatro Costanzi in Rome. 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, Mozart-Saal) as well as Giuseppe d'Arimatea in Pasquini's La sete di Christo, presented on three different occasions for major European festivals. With the same ensemble, he also sang as Oloferne in Scarlatti's Giuditta at Teatro Olimpico in Rome (2014), Inverno in La Gloria di Primavera, again at Wiener Konzerthaus (Grosser Saal, 2015), and Consigliero in Stradella's San Giovanni Battista at Teatro Argentina, 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). In Concerto Italiano Korean tour he also sang Vespro di San Marco (Burgos, Spain) and Vespro della Beata Vergine. With Claudio Cavina's Venexiana ensemble he toured in Japan, performing madrigals by Monteverdi and Gesualdo. In 2015 he was Teofilo in Stradella's San Giovanni Crisostomo with Andrea De Carlo's Mare Nostrum ensemble, 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 La Passione secondo Giovanni by Gaetano Veneziano, in 2016. In April 2016, he was San Giovanni in Handel's Resurrezione, performed and recorded by the Swiss Radio RSI with Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti. In December 2016, he took part in Diego Carmini's contemporary opera Un'infinita primavera attendo, with Filarmonica Romana. In February 2017, he took part as Pastore and Spirito in Monteverdi's Orfeo at Teatro Regio, Turin; in April he was King Ahasuerus in an on-stage rendition of Handel's Esther at Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, and in June he performed as Nettuno in La divisione del mondo by Legrenzi at Theater Kiel. In 2018-19 he took part as Anfinomo in Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria for Reate Festival, as Arasse in Vinci's Siroe, Re di Persia at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, as Damon in Handel's Acis&Galatea at Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, as Lucano in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea at Teather Kiel and as Corimbo in Melani's L'Empio Punito, again for the Reate Festival, and as Emilio in Mozart's Il Sogno di Scipione in Venice. He took part in three Operas by Stradella: as Celindo in La Doriclea, as Rosalbo in Amare&fingere and as Simona in Il Trespolo tutore. In january 2020 he sang the part of Consigliero in Stradella's San Giovanni Battista at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam directed by Vaclav Luks with Collegium 1704.

Recently he performed in Zaide at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome; L'Orfeo in Cremona Ravenna and Ferrara; Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda in Cremona and Reggio Emilia; Enea in Caonia in Herne; Arnalta Café a “stand-up comedy” of nursemaids from different operas by 17th-century composers such as Monteverdi, Cavalli, Melani, Cesti and Steffa, with Alessandro Quarta and Concerto Romano in Castiglioncello del Trinoro in the frame of Monteverdi Concert Season at Monteverdi Tuscany; Alessandro Scarlatti's Il Giardino di Rose / La Santissima Vergine del Rosario at the Festival de l'Abbaye in St. Michel en Tierache; series of baroque concerts at the Festival in Cremona and Urbino and Monteverdi's Madrigali with Rinaldo Alessandrini in Rome.

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

Upcoming engagements include: series of baroque concerts with Concerto Romano in Herne; Scarlatti's Il giardino di Rose at the La Valletta baroque Festival in Malta with Divino Sospiro and Massimo Mazzeo conducting.

October  2022