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Leandro Lafont

Voice Type:

Countertenor

Nationality:

Colombian

Country:

Germany

Languages (fluent):

English, German, Spanish

Opera

Imeneo
La Gloria e Imeneo (Antonio Vivaldi)
Ensemble Damian - Olomouc Festival (Czech Republiq
2018
Giove
La contesa de Numi (Leonardo Vinci)
Ensemble Damian - Olomouc Festival (Czech Republiq
2017
Serggente Maggiore
Veremonda (Francesco Cavalli)
Schwetzingen Festspiele - Staatstheater Mainz
2016
Endimione
La Calisto (Francesco Cavalli)
Wilhelma Theater Stuttgart
2010
Ambasciatore
Penelope la Casta (Alessandro Scarlatti)
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
2009
Spirit
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Teatro Colon Colombia
2005

Contemporary Opera

King Zamano
Policarpa Salavarrieta (Gustavo Lara)
Operaestudio Colombia
2010
King Zamano
Policarpa Salavarrieta (Gustavo Lara)
Operaestudio Colombia
2007
Renfield
Dracula (Hector Fabio Torres)
Manizales Festival Colombia
2005

Early Music

Soloist
The Age of Castrati (Various)
Halle Händel Festspiele
2017
Soloist
The Age of Castrati (Various)
Friedrichsfelde Schloß (Berlin)
2017
Soloist
The Age of Castrati (Various)
Casa Cano Colombia
2016
Soloist
The Age of Castrati (Various)
Teatro Colon Colombia
2015

Musical Theatre

Soloist
Dido ohne Aeneas (Ruth Asralda)
Gare du Nord Basel
2014
Schaf
Schaf (Sophie Kassies)
Stuttgart Junge Oper
2012
Farinelli
The dream of Farinelli (Carlos Zapata)
Marques de Santillana Festival (Madrid)
2011

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano Soloist
Exsultate Jubilate (Mozart)
Stiftkirche Tübingen
2018
Mezzo- soprano Soloist
Stabat Mater (Pergolesi)
Sala de Conciertos Maria Christina (Malaga)
2018
Alto Soloist & Ensemble
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Baroque Ensemble Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve
2013
Alto Soloist & Ensemble
Stabat Mater (Antonio Vivaldi)
Baroque Ensemble Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2005
Soprano Solo
Christ lag in Todesbanden (Bach)
Baroque Ensemble Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2005
Disinganno
Il trionfo del tempo e della verita (Händel)
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
2005

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

W.A. Mozart _ tu virginum corona

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Specialized Master in Historic Performance (Baroque Singing)
Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve
2012–2014
Master of Arts in Musical Performance
Basel Musikhochschule
2010–2012
Bachelor of Arts in Musik (Baroque Singing)
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
2006–2009

Leandro received a Specialized Master Degree in Baroque singing in the Haute Ecole de Geneve in the class of Nathalie Stutzmann. In 2012 he obtained his Master of Arts in Musical Performance in the Basel Musikhochschule in the class of Isolde Siebert . And in 2009 he received his Bachelor of Arts in Musik in the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Gerd Türk.

As a soloist he has worked with directors and ensembles such as Andrea Marcon, Daniela Dolci, Tomáš Hanzlík, Jörg Wolltche, Gabriel Garrido, Andres Locatelli, Nicolas Farine and Federico Sepulveda, Ensemble Damian, Musica Fiorita, Concerto Köln, Basel Chamber Academy, the orquestra of the department of Ancient Music HEM, Musica Amable and the Morello Consort Stuttgart.

He is also very passionate about the use of baroque gesture in secular cantatas and specially arranged Baroque opera concerts. He thus has appared in Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republique and Colombia.

On the operatic stage in Europe and Colombia, Leandro Lafont´s repertoire has included the viceroy Zamano in Gustavo Lara´s opera „Policarpa Salavarrieta“ sung in the Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Theater (Colombia), Renfield in Hector Fabio Torres “Dracula“ in the opera Festival of Manizales, the Sorceress and Spirit in Purcell´s „Dido and Aeneas“ in the colombian theater Colon, Embasciatore and Matteo Sassano in Scarlatti´s „Penelope la Casta“ in a opera project of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and the Theater Basel, Endimione in Cavalli´s „La Calisto“ in the Wilhelma Theater Stuttgart,, Farinelli in Carlo Zapata´s „The dream of Farinelli“ in Theater Jose Maria Rodeiro (Spain), Serggente Magiore and Furore in Cavalli´s Veremonda during the Schwetzingen Festival. Also he has been invited to baroque festivals in Czech Republique, Marques de Santillana in Spain and the Händel Festival in Halle, Germany. Recently, he sang the role of Giove in Vinci´s "la Contessa de´ Numi" with Ensemble Damian in Czech Republique. Lafont sang the main role in Sophie Kasssies´“Schaf“ in a production of the Junge Oper Stuttgart.

Other engagements include castrato arias concerts with the Morello Consort Stuttgart in Germany, as well concerts of pieces for Soprano and Trumpet with the Ensemble Trummet, Giove in Vinci´s „La Contessa de´ numi“ in the Baroque Festival Opera Schrattenbach, and Imeneo in Vivaldi´s "La Gloria e Imeneo" in the Olomouc Baroque Festival with Ensemble Damian.

He has attended several international masterclasses with Ivonne Naef, Vesselina Kasarova, Magreet Honig, Rosa Dominguez, Andrea Scholl, Barbara Hannigan, Evelyn Tubb, Edward Randall as scholarship holder, and baroque gesture courses with Sharon Weller.

Since january 2017 he teaches Singing and Vocal Ensemble at the Music School "Musikrearte", Grötzingen.












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