Vincenzo J Catarisano is a lyric tenor specializing in 19th and 20th century romantic repertoire. In addition to his operatic career he performs regularly in New York City’s cabaret scene where he has an ongoing residency. His cabaret shows are co-written with composer Matthew Ricketts and showcase a blend of opera, golden age musical theater, classical art song, and American songbook. He is a native of Rochester, NY and first began his classical studies at the Eastman Community Music School. From there, he went on to study voice at the New England Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Mezzo-Soprano D’Anna Fortunato. After receiving his BM, he furthered his studies with Professor Robert Swensen from the Eastman School and attended the Neil Semer Vocal Institute in Coesfeld, Germany. Recent roles include Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte with Rochester Lyric Opera, and Leandro in Salieri’s La Cifra with Del’arte Opera. He continues his studies with tenor Jack Livigni and will be making his debut with the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival this summer as Alfredo and Gaston in Verdi’s La Traviata.