Born in Montevideo, the Uruguayan - Italian tenor Leonardo Ferrando began his studies at Teatro del Centro and Escuela Universitaria de Música, taking thereafter private lessons with Prof. Cecilia Varela in Buenos Aires and Mtro. Jorge Ansorena in Firenze.
Following his European debut in La Cenerentola at Bremen Theater, he specialized in the belcanto repertoire, singing amongst others, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le comte Ory, Linda di Chamounix, L'elisir d'amore, Don Pasquale and I Puritani.
Recent engagements include Don Pasquale at Finnish National Opera, Così Fan Tutte at Opéra de Toulon, L’elisir d’Amore and La Cenerentola at Teatro Verdi di Trieste, I Puritani and La Cenerentola at Danish National Opera.
Future engagements include La Cenerentola at Smålands Musik & Teater in Jönköping and Lakmé (Gerald) at Malmö Opera and at Copenhagen Opera Festival.
Leonardo has performed in some of the most important stages in Copenhagen, Berlin, Helsinki, Malmö, Aarhus, Trieste, Innsbruck, Toulon, Bergamo, Lucca, Lodz, Bremen, Würzburg, Gießen, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, working for recognized stage directors like Michael Hampe, Peer Boysen, Robert Carsen, Fabio Sparvoli.
Role highlights include Almaviva, Don Ramiro, Comte Ory, Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Nemorino, Arturo (I Puritani) Orombello (Beatrice di Tenda), Tamino, Ferrando, Don Ottavio, Arbace (Idomeneo), Fisherman (Guglielmo Tell), Beppe, as well as leading tenor roles in "rare belcanto operas".