Luigi Alva is one of the famous Opera Singer, who was born on the memorable day of April 10 in the year 1927. Luigi Alva is a proud citizen of Peru.
Peruvian operatic tenor who is known for singing Mozart and Rossini.
Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Luigi Alva continues to be an inspiration for many.
Details about Luigi Alva
He studied his craft at the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica in Lima, Peru.
He is a pure tenor.
He retired from the stage in 1989 to spend more time with his family. He is one of the world’s most famous tenors, along with Luciano Pavarotti.
Luigi Alva Timeline
He studied at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Lima under Rosa Mercedes Ayarza de Morales and made his operatic debut in Federico Moreno Torroba's Luisa Fernanda in Lima in 1949.
Alva went to Milan in 1953 and studied under Emilio Ghirardini and Ettore Campogalliani.
He made his European debut at the Teatro Nuovo in Milan as Alfredo in Verdi's La traviata in 1954, following that as Paolino in Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto.
His debut at the La Scala came in 1956 as Count Almaviva in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, the role for which he became best known and widely admired.
In 1962, Alva made his debut with the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company as Count Almaviva and in 1964 he made his first appearance at the Metropolitan Opera as Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff.
He went on to sing in a further 101 performances at the Met between 1964 and 1975.
In 1980, he founded the Asociación Prolírica del Perú in Lima and served as its artistic director for several years.
He retired from the stage in 1989.
In 2005, the Peruvian postal service issued a stamp in his honour and in 2012 he was awarded the Personalidad Meritoria de la Cultura medal by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.