Tenor Gioacchino Lauro Li Vigni is an internationally widely sought out vocal instructor. Some of his students are among the highest calibre and popular opera singers in the world today. He is also a voice instructor for Royal Opera House Covent Garden’s Jette Parker Young Artist Program and faculty member for Brooklyn College CUNY.
Gioacchino is the General Director of Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival – one of the most respected and influential Summer programs in Italy. As a teacher Jack is widely recognized as having the sharpest of ears in identifying vocal issues, explaining their impact, and helping singing professionals discern technical solutions.
The late Salvatore Lauro Li Vigni, was Jack’s first teacher and himself a celebrated tenor. Salvatore studied in Rome for almost a decade, and eventually in Pesaro with Arturo Melocchi before embarking on his international career as a soloist tenor, later establishing his studio in Palermo. Jack later continued academic studies at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
Jack also coached and studied with many legendary singers and teachers, the most influential being Franco Corelli, Carlo Bergonzi, Arrigo Pola, Gianni Raimondi, and most recently with the outstanding Salvatore Fisichella.
Jack’s principle work with singers is helping them identify the correct “impostazione” or vocal set up yielding correct tuning and reinforcing of harmonics throughout registers. The legato line is addressed globally (physical, and acoustic adjustments) and stylistic choices are put into reach.
Jack teaches students at all levels, and believes that learning to sing requires time, patience, determination, consistency, and significant talent.