Tenor Luciano Lamonarca was born in the Apulia Region of Italy and studied in Bari, Rome and Palermo, with such teachers as Gino Lorusso Toma, Franco Corelli and Salvatore Fisichella. Equipped with a powerful voice, with dark and confident inflexions, he is often associated with the greatest voices of Italian melodrama, such as Enrico Caruso. He has performed under the patronage of the highest national and international institutions: United Nations, European Union, the Italian Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Youth, the Italian Consulate in New York, Italian Cultural Institute in New York, Regions of Puglia and Sicily. He was interviewed by numerous television networks such as Rai Uno, Rai Tre, Rai International, Tele Norba and TGS Sicily.
Articles about him were published in La Repubblica, America Oggi, Il Quotidiano.Net, Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, The Italian Times, The Italian Tribune and the Giornale di Sicilia. He performed in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Chicago, Madrid, Chisinau, Paris, Vienna, Palermo and Bari, to name but a few. He made his debut at the New York Theater for the Performing Arts (Bruno Walter Auditorium), in Lincoln Center, New York, last 1st of October and in Carnegie Hall, last 14th of December 2010.
Luciano is also the founder and president of the Puglia Center of America, organization created with the idea to promote the culture and arts, with the goal to organize events of artistic nature that will serve to support the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, various missionary projects centered on noble causes, especially those fighting against cancer.