About Us

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Lara Matteini

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Musician, opera singer, singing teacher, Reiki Master and Mum.

She studied piano from the age of 6 to 18. When she was 17, she began studying singing.

In 1996 she graduated in Opera Singing at the ‘Conservatorio G.B. Martini’ in Bologna, then in 1998 in Baroque Singing at the ‘Schola Cantorum – Musik Akademie’ in Basel (Switzerland). In 2000 she graduated in Musicology at the University of Bologna, with a thesis in Musical Dramaturgy. In 2007 she graduated in Didactics of Music at the ‘Conservatorio B. Marcello’ in Venice.

As an opera singer, she won numerous international opera competitions in Italy, including the ‘International Competition Toti dal Monte’, in Treviso; the ‘New Voices International Competition of Opera G.B. Velluti’, in Dolo (Venice); the ‘International Competition Angelica Catalani’, in Ostra (Ancona); the ‘International Competition Riccardo Zandonai’, in Rovereto (Trento).

She debuted as a protagonist in many operas, including:

Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Der Schauspieldirektor, Orfeo ed Euridice, Arianna (B. Marcello), Il Signor Bruschino, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Traviata, Nabucco, Rigoletto, Trovatore, Carmen, Suor Angelica, Tosca, Turandot, The Telephone.

She has performed in many different countries: Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Croatia, Tunisia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Brazil.

Since 2012 she has taught Opera Singing at the high school of music ‘Liceo Musicale Marco Polo’ in Venice.

In 2013 she founded easyOpera®.

She lives with her beautiful family in Venice Lido.

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Lara Matteinilaramatteini@easyopera.com

 

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Silvio Morais D‘Amico

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Arranger, Composer, Instrumentalist and Teacher.

I taught Orchestral Viola, Theory, Harmony, Musicla Perception and Orchestration, Guitar, Didactic System, Jazz Guitar and Improvisation in Italy and in Brasil.

References: Paraolympic Winter Games (arrangement and orchestration of the music for the opening ceremony), Turin February 2006; JOYCE (tournée in Japan
); STASERA PAGO IO (Tv programme for RAI – Italian tv arrangements for Take Six, Anastacia, Pino Daniele, John Travolta,
 Sylvester Stallone, Juliette Binoche, Monica Bellucci, Eros Ramazzotti, Johnny
Dorelli, Lenny Kravitz)
; BIG BAND DA ESCOLA DE MUSICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil); BOB MINTZER (Big Band, Brazil
); BLAS RIVERA ( Argentinian saxophonist, Brazil,
Festival Jazz De Montreux
); LACRUS (Italy); SERGIO SANTOS (composer, Brazil-Spain, Hollywood boll – Los Angeles); BOB MOVER (jazz saxophonist with CHET BAKER, Italy
); DOM UM ROMAO (jazz drummer).

I am a man who loves habits, the daily routine, who prefers a life without jumps, who treats with a certain mistrust the others’ and my big ambitions. The elevations of the spirit are much more interesting for me, and they are almost always perceived in the silence of our intimacy, in our private, individual, indivisible life. I prefer when hopes are more serene; wishes of happiness, more discrete; anxiety, less pronounced. I could also say: sensual, skeptic and religious would not be wrong definitions of what I am.

But a man is mainly what he did. I am a musician. I studied orchestral viola when I was very young, inspired by a piece that I heard when my father, Italian, listened to music. I loved the third movement of the Third Symphony by Brahms (Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90: IV. Allegro) and I consider this piece the beginning of my love for music. I played in the Young Orchestra of the “Palazzo dell’Arte” (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil), where I studied, for many years, theory and orchestration with the teacher and orchestra leader Claudia Cimbleris. I believed that my wishes and dreams of composing something exciting, as I was excited when I listened to Brahms, would become true just because I was a musician. Silly. It did not take me long to understand that only my effort and the endless studying hours that I had to spend to be a musician could lead me to satisfy my wishes. To grow wiser does not mean to quit our aspirations, but to accept that the world is not compelled to satisfy them. Less silly. When I was 18, I managed to obtain a job at the university of chemical engineering and metallurgy, in memory of my father. My mother offered me the tickets for some concerts at the first Jazz Festival in Rio de Janeiro. I was struck. I had the privilege to listen to incredible musicians such as Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorios and many more. There I found my real essence: improvisation, the one-shot. From that moment on, I have played classical and electric guitar. During the following years, I managed to find a hard balance between the university and the conservatory, because my time was dedicated much more to music than to chemistry. I left engineering or good when I was called for a job as a guitarist in France. I moved from Nancy (France) to Milan where I had found a modest job in a Latin American salsa band. I have worked in Italy since 1985 and I am very proud of that. I love this country and its people so much.

“[…] I did much more, which is not graven in this inscription. On this account it has not been inscribed lest he who shall read this inscription hereafter should then hold that which has been done by me to be excessive and not believe it and takes it to be lies.” (Behistun Inscription, Darius I)

Sil-s e Luz

sils@easyopera.com