Born in Palermo, Vincenzo Taormina began to study singing during his studies in Architecture and in 2000 he moved to Bologna, followed by M° Paride Venturi and in 2003 won the international competition for the Teatro alla Scala Academy and moved to Milan where he still lives.
His other important teachers are Gianfranca Ostini, Luciana Serra and M° Vittorio Terranova.
He attended some International masterclasses with Michael Aspinall, Lorenzo Arruga, Margaret Baker-Genovesi, Carlo Bergonzi, Enza Ferrari, Simone Alaimo, Renato Bruson, Ruggero Raimondi, Raina Kabaivanska, Ernesto Palacio, Christa Ludwig, Leo Nucci, Gianni Raimondi, Leyla Gencer, Luigi Alva, Luciana Serra. He graduated at the Academy "Carlo Bergonzi" in Busseto, under the guidance of the same Carlo Bergonzi.
Among the various competitions he won, include the 56th International Competition of the European Union Opera House in Spoleto "A. Belli" in 2002 and the 24th edition of the International Competition "Mattia Battistini" of Rieti.
He made his debut in 2004 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice with LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES of G.Bizet, followed by the role of Yamadori in MADAMA BUTTERFLY at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Nearque in C. Gounod's POLYEUCTE at the Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca, Azzo Duca di Ferrara in Donizetti's LA PARISINA in Bergamo, Folco in UGO CONTE DI PARIGI at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Ruggiero in LA JUIVE at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Riccardo in I PURITANI in Palermo and the Savonlinna Festival, Fabrizio in LA GAZZA LADRA at Teatro Comunale in Bologna.
And then Lescaut in MANON in Milan and in Palermo, IL TURCO IN ITALIA at Carlo Felice in Genoa, Guglielmo in COSÌ FAN TUTTE at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Belcore in L'ELISIR D'AMORE at Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Verona Philharmonic Theatre, Figaro in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at Teatro alla Scala, Verona Philharmonic Theatre, on tour with La Fenice in Abu Dhabi and for Opera heatre in Rome. He also sang in LA BOHÈME in the role of Schaunard at Arena di Verona and in the role of Marcello at La Scala, Bari, Palermo, Catania and at the Glyndebourne Festival.
Participate at the Salzburg Festival of Pentecost with a World Premiere production of G. Paisiello's MATRIMONIO INASPETTATO in the title role of the Marquis Tulip, conducted by M° Riccardo Muti. AT Teatro alla Scala in Milan he especially sang Sulpice in LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT, Marco in GIANNI SCHICCHI in 2008 alongside Leo Nucci, Mamma Agata in Donizetti's CONVENIENZE E INCONVENIENZE TEATRALI, Taddeo in L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI.
He made his debut with the company at Covent Garden in London on tour in Japan, in the role of Germont in LA TRAVIATA conducted by Antonio Pappano, and then again Enrico in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rambaldo in LA RONDINE at Toulon, Masetto in DON GIOVANNI for the 90th opening performance for the Opera Festival at the Arena in Verona as well as Ping in TURANDOT again at Arena di Verona.
Recently he sang LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR in Berlin, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA in Venice, LA TRAVIATA at the Massenet Grand Theatre in Saint-Etienne and Palermo, PAGLIACCI for Taormina Festival, LA SCALA DI SETA in Milan, FALSTAFF in Busseto, LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES in Parma and Modena. Among his future engagements we remember PAGLIACCI in Naples, TURANDOT at The Arena di Verona Festival, LA FILLE DU RÈGIMENT in Palermo.