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, like for example Joseph Calleja, Michael Fabiano, Giuseppe Filianoti, Andrew Owens, Issachah Savage, Robert McPherson, Benito Rodriguez Ceballos, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, and many extremely talented emerging artists at Coven Garden where Gioacchino (Jack) is a voice instructor for Royal Opera House Covent Garden’s Jette Parker Young Artist Program. Gioacchino is the General Director of Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival one of the most 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.
Jack effectively demonstrates how to execute exercises that address identified technical flaws, explains why changes are beneficial, accurately imitates a singer’s incorrect vocal set up, migrating slowly to the correct way, explaining the technical principles involved, and giving the student immediate auditory examples along with technical instructions relating to execution.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, as a young child moved to and was raised in Palermo, Italy. Mr. Li Vigni’s father, the late Salvatore Lauro Li Vigni, was Gioacchino’s first teacher and himself a celebrated tenor. Salvatore studied with Mario Basiola, the celebrated baritone and student of Antonio Cotogni (teacher of Gigli, Lauri Volpi, Battistini, etc). Salvatore eventually studied in Pesaro with Arturo Melocchi (teacher of Mario Del Monaco, etc.). Jack continued academic studies at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia under Bill Schuman and Christofer Macatsoris. He also has degrees and experience in business.
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.