Michele Concato, tenor, received his first musical training at the Cappella Musicale di S.Petronio in Bologna.
He graduated in singing at the Conservatorio Frescobaldi in Ferrara under the guidance of baritone Garbis Boyadjian, and then studied with William Matteuzzi, Claudio Desderi, Laura Sarti, Alessio Tosi and Sonia Tedla.
Active in the sacred and secular repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries, he collaborates with prestigious ancient music ensembles (A Sei Voci, Il Canto di Orfeo, Concerto, Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri, Coro Maghini- Academia Montis Regalis, Melodi Cantores, I Turchini, Cappella Neapolitana, Orchestra Modo Antiquo, La Venexiana), with whom he has performed in important concert seasons (Ravenna Festival, Sagra Musicale Malatestiana, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, MiTo, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Pavia Barocca, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Festival de musique baroque d’Ambronay, Auditorium de l’Orchestre National de Lyon, Festival Oudemuziek Utrecht, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, George Enescu Festival, Valletta International Baroque Festival, Berliner Philharmonie). He sang as soloist under the direction of Filippo Maria Bressan, Gianluca Capuano, Attilio Cremonesi, Claudio Desderi, Bernard Fabre-Garrus, Anotnio Florio, Leonardo Magiera, Giulio Prandi, Corrado Rovaris and has participated, as a chorister, in productions conducted by Ivor Bolton, James Conlon, Ottavio Dantone, Alessandro De Marchi, Gianluca Gelmetti, Roberto Gini, Christopher Hogwood, Eliahu Inbal, Gustav Kuhn, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Helmuth Rilling, Jeffrey Tate, Juraj Valčuha.
He has performed several opera roles, including the role of the shepherd in “Oedipus Rex” by Igor Stravinsky, Ferrando in “Così fan tutte” and Don Ottavio in “Don Giovanni” by Mozart and Cecco in the opera “Il mondo della luna” by Haydn.
He took part in the recording of several CDs for the record companies Arts, Arcana, Cpo, Dynamic, Glossa, Sony, Studio SM, Tactus, Warner Classic, and for the magazines Amadeus and Classic Voice.
The tenor Stefano Gambarino graduated with honors from the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory of Turin in vocal chamber music. He has performed the roles of Ishmael in “Nabucodonosor” by Giuseppe Verdi, Bastien in “Bastien und Bastienne” by W. A. Mozart, the Corregidor in Hugo Wolf’s ” Der Corregidor”, Donatello in “Soffio di Vento” by Mauro Bouvet, Pinocchio in Antonio Cericola’s “Pinocchio”, Candide in “Candide” by Leonard Bernstein, Count Danilo Danilowitsch in “Die Lustige Witwe” by Franz Lehar, and he sang in “Le Bourgeois gentilhomme” by Jean-Baptiste Lully.
He has performed as soloist in the “Messa di Requiem” by W. A. Mozart, in the “Messa di Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré, in “Ode to Saint Cecilia” by Henry Purcell, in Ariel Ramirez’s “Misa Criolla”, in Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G major”. With the ensemble “I Liederisti Italiani” he carries out an intense concert activity with a special focus on the German chamber repertoire.
He has collaborated with important theaters and institution like Opera de Dijon, National Theatre of Maribor, Unione Musicale di Torino, Academia Montis Regalis, Accademia Stefano Tempia, Accademia del Ricercare, De Sono, Accademia Musicale Ruggero Maghini and Orchestra Sinfonica laVerdi.
Massimo Lombardi studied singing technique with Magda Koczka and Alessio Tosi, following singing masterclass with Jill Feldman, Katalin Halmai and Dirk Snellings. He moreover attended courses on Renaissance and Baroque praxis held by Peter Phillips, Sigiswald Kuijken, Pedro Memelsdorff, Wim Becu, Simen van Mechelen and Rinaldo Alessandrini, with a focus on sacred Italian Seicento repertoire and German sacred music from XVIII century. He also studied classical guitar under the guide of Maurizio Colonna and Paolo Devecchi, graduating in 2010 at the Turin Conservatory. At the same school he studied also Composition with Alessandro Ruo Rui and Gregorian Singing with Fulvio Rampi.
He works on a regular basis with some notable early music groups: Vox Luminis, La Compagnia del Madrigale, De Labyrintho, Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri, Academia Montis Regalis, Cantica Symphonia, Cantar Lontano, La Fonte Musica, laBarocca. With these and other ensembles he performed in some of the best European music Festivals: Oude Muziek Utrecht, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, BOZAR Bruxelles, Festival Musique et Memoire, MiTo Settembre Musica, Festival de Verbier, MA Bruges, Zermatt Festival, AMUZ InTime Antwerpen, The Lammermuir Festival, Festival Musica Sacra Maastricht, Festival d’Ambronay, Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ Amsterdam. In addition to the activity in ensemble, he also adds performances as a soloist: his repertoire ranges from Italian Seicento to early Romanticism, with a particular fondness for Bach and Mozart.
He has performed roles as a soloist like Ciclamino in Cin-Ci-La of C. Lombardo and V. Ranzato, Camille in Die Lustige Witwe of F. Lehar, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail of W. A. Mozart, Il Conte Almaviva in il Barbiere di Siviglia, Lindoro in l’Italiana in Algeri, Ernesto in Don Pasquale of G. Donizetti, Guido/Pietro in Enrico di Borgogna of G. Donizetti, Roderigo in Otello of G. Verdi.
Besides his operatic career, he also performed tenor solos in Messiah of G. F. Haendel, Magnificat of J. S. Bach, Petite Messe Solennelle of G. Rossini. He has collaborated with conductors like A. Orozco-Estrada, G. Maria Guida, P. Ruzicka, H. Blomstedt, J. Van Zweden, James Conlon, Marco Alibrando.
In 2021, as a member of the Opera e Studio de Tenerife, he has performed in the role of Paolino in Il Matrimonio Segreto by D. Cimarosa, with show repetitions in Teatro Regio di Parma (in 2023), and in Teatro Massimo di Palermo.