The Italian tenor Leonardo Caimi, who is conquering one international opera stage after the other, is appearing at Oper Frankfurt for the first time, as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca. Recent engagements have included Don José (Carmen) at the Teatro Real in Madrid and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra) at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Ruggero (La rondine) at the Festival Pucciniano in Torre del Lago, Rodolfo (La Bohème) in Florence, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in Brussels and Seoul and Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Future engagements include Calaf (Turandot) at Leipzig Opera and Polish National Opera in Warsaw, his return to Brussels for Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) and he makes his debut in Santiago de Chile, singing Cavaradossi. He has also thrilled audiences in Graz, Salzburg, Milan, Rome, Detroit, Japan and Korea with roles including Pinkerton, Samson (Samson et Dalila), Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut), Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Fritz (L’amico Fritz), Verdi's Don Carlo and Radames (Aida). Leonardo Caimi, who has enjoyed great success at many singing competitions, studied composition, clarinet singing and philosophy.