Tenor Gioacchino Lauro Li Vigni (Jack), a skilled and heartfelt performer, was trained by his father, celebrated tenor Salvatore Li Vigni, and coached by extraordinary singers like Carlo Bergonzi, Franco Corelli, Arrigo Pola, and most recently – Salvatore Fisichella. Gioacchino performed internationally, including at the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Frankfurt Oper, Beijing Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Marseille Opera, Chicago Opera, etc.
Gioacchino is a voice instructor for the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artists Program at Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. He is also on faculty at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and Brooklyn College CUNY. He trains many leading vocalists singing on every major operatic stage, and recording for major record labels. His students have been recent winners and finalists of major competitions like Operalia, Cardiff Singer of the World, and the Francisco Viñas, as well as being part of young artists programs like that of Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper, Komische Oper, Theater an der Wien, Oper Frankfurt, and Stuttgart.
Gioacchino is a frequent masterclass instructor, having worked with singers in places like ROH Covent Garden, Rice University, etc., and has endeavored to create a strong platform for the development of young artists with Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival in Sicily, which he founded and of which he is the General Director.
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 teaches students at all levels, and believes that learning to sing requires time, patience, determination, consistency, and significant talent.