Leonardo Ferrando is a renowned Bel Canto tenor with lovely timbre of voice, expert technique and elegant phrasing.


Recent and future highlights include among others:

  • Gérald/Lakmé at the Royal Opera House of Muscat, and at Tiroler Landes Theater, Innsbruck;
  • Il Conte d’Almaviva/Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Arena di Verona;
  • Don Ramiro/La Cenerentola at Ente Concerti Marialisa de Carolis, Sassari Teatro Comunale;
  • the release of  the DVD Le Comte Ory by label Naxos, on which tenor Leonardo Ferrando sings the title role;
  • Il Conte d’Almaviva/Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Deutsche Oper am Rhein;
  • a house debut as Tammu/Babylon at Staatstheater Wiesbaden at the opening of the International Maifestspiele 2022;
  • Corasmino/Zaira in Gießen, Germany;
  • Ernesto/Don Pasquale at Smålands Musik & Teater.


Born in Uruguay, and of Italian origin, tenor Leonardo Ferrando stands out in the bel canto repertoire for his musicality, fine phrasing, and impressive high register.

His operatic highlights include the roles of Almaviva/Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Ramiro/La Cenerentola, Comte Ory, Ernesto/Don Pasquale, Nemorino/L’elisir d’amore, Carlo/Linda di Chamounix, Arturo/I puritani, Orombello/Beatrice di Tenda, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Ferrando/Così fan tutte, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni, Gérald/Lakmé, Tammu/Babylon (the contemporary opera composed by J. Widmann), as well as leading roles in rare bel canto operas.

Leonardo Ferrando’s career has taken him to Bergamo, Berlin, Bremen, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, Innsbruck, Malmö, Montevideo, Muscat, São Paulo, Toulon, Trieste and Verona, where he has worked with recognized stage directors such as Michael Hampe, Davide Livermore, Peer Boysen, Robert Carsen, Nicola Raab, Annilese Miskimmon, Rodula Gaitanou, Irina Brook or Fabio Sparvoli.

He has performed under the baton of conductors including Philippe Auguin, Antonino Fogliani, Manlio Benzi, Jordi Bernàcer, Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Tobias Ringborg, Enrico Calesso, Tõnu Kaljuste, and George Petrou, to name a few.


Leonardo Ferrando – Lakmé by L. Delibes – Fantaisie aux divin mensonges (Tiroler Landestheaters Innsbruck, Jan. 2023)

Leonardo Ferrando – La Cenerentola by G. Rossini – Si, ritrovarla io giuro!

Leonardo Ferrando – La Cenerentola by G.Rossini – I° atto “un soave non so che…”


Le Comte Ory at Malmö Opera – October 2018

“Leonardo Ferrando, rare en France, est un Comte Ory parfait, par la voix, le physique et le jeu facétieux. Les nombreux aigus sont clairs, le chant souple et virtuose.”

– Yvan Beuvard,

Il barbiere di Siviglia at Arena di Verona Opera Festival – August 2018

“Leonardo Ferrando’s opening serenade ‘Ecco ridente in cielo’ immediately revealed an excellent use of sustained breath control, easy emission and agility, particularly evident in a bright and ringing high register and a smooth and graceful lyrical line.”

– Jill Comerford, GB Opera Magazine