LOUIS GENTILE           

Dramatic Tenor


Born in New Haven Connecticut USA

Started composing at 9 years old, started singing solo in grammar school age 6

Became lead singer of the band "Liquid Sunshine" age 15

Started classical voice training with Dr. Lou Negri, Cornelius Reid at age 16

Teachers in New York to follow: Rolf Björling, Franco Corelli, Rita Patene, Luciano Pavarotti

Recorded original single "If I had the chance" in Nashville Tennessee

Winner of the Nell Drew young artist award

1st prize University of Siena. 1st prize of the Opernstudio Zürich. 

Presented on television with Anneliese Rothenberger as young artist and future operatic talent.

First 2 year engagement at an opera house at the Staatsoper Darmstadt in Germany

Guest engagements in Geneve, offered permanent position in Geneve

Concerts with Kammersängerin Anneliese Rothenberger & Kammersängerin Erika Köth

Debut with his first more dramatic role as CANIO in I PAGLIACCI in a production of the Wiener Kammeroper, directed by George Tabori.

This production won various awards and was filmed for Austrian Television (ORF). 

Since 1988:  Free lance singer around the world in concert works and opera.

DAS LIED VON DER ERDE in Israel (Israel Philharmonicwith Daniel Barenboim),

BEETHOVEN 9TH SYMPHONY in Indianapolis (with Raymond Leppard),

MISSA SOLEMNIS Chicago Symphony(with Daniel Barenboim).

LES CONTES  D’HOFFMANN (HOFFMANN) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (S. Soltesz, G. del Monaco), I PAGLIACCI  (CANIO) at the Komische Oper Berlin (directed by Ch. Mielitz), DAS PARADIES UND DIE PERI in Paris Théâtre du Châtelet  &  Radio France (with M. Janowski).

Sang the title role of MACBETH in the world premiere of the much acclaimed new opera by Antonio Bibalo (A. Pappano, W. Decker) at theNorwegian Opera Oslo. 

1991-93 : MATHIS DER MALER (HANS SCHWALB) Deutsche Oper Berlin (J. Kout, G. Friedrich), DER FREISCHÜTZ (MAX) at the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden (Ch. Prick, W. Decker) and at theTeatro Bellini Catania. InAmsterdam WOZZECK (TAMBOURMAJOR) (H. Haenchen, W. Decker). In Paris Théâtre du ChâteletDAS RHEINGOLD (FROH) (J.Tate).Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (ERIK) (with M. Salminen, S. Estes). 

1994-96 : CD recording in the main role of "DER KÜNSTLER" in Victor Ullmann`sDER STURZ DES ANTICHRIST. BORIS in KATJA KABANOWA at the Oper Leipzig (J. Kout, N. Brieger). Also in Leipzig DON JOSÉ, FLORESTAN. DON JOSÉ also at the Volksoper Wien. 

1997: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (TRISTAN) at the Oper Leipzig (J. Kout,W. Decker) and at theFlemish Opera Antwerp / Ghent. TRISTAN also at the International Bruckner Festival Linz. DAS LIED VON DER ERDE - Deutsche Oper Berlin 

1998-99: ST. FRANCOISE  D’ASSISE  (LE LEPREUX) , DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (ERIK), DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT (HANS) all at theOper Leipzig.  IL TABARRO (LUIGI) (directed by St. Winge) at the Norwegian Opera in Oslo. 

2000-2002: TANNHÄUSER (title role) - Baltimore Opera Company, USA (Ch. Badea, W. Herzog) and Oper Leipzig,as well as with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome (M.W.Chung, D. Abbado) AIDA (RADAMES)- San José Symphony Orchestra , USA, TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (TRISTAN) -Flemish Opera Antwerp / Ghent. 

2002-2003:  ELEKTRA (AEGHIST) Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville (S. Rech, N. Joel), TANNHÄUSER (title role) debut at theWiener Staatsoper(O. Schenk, L. Hager),  West Palm Beach Opera Florida(A. Guadagno) and in Tallinn/Estland LOHENGRIN (title role) Teatro Miguel Cervantes, Malaga,  TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Tristan) Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg(L.Hager) and Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona (A. Kirchner, B. de Billy)

2004-2005 TANNHÄUSER - (title roll) Staatsoper Munich - Mannheim - Gala performances Detmold -TRISTAN - Opera Nancy - Stuttgart - Hannover SIEGFRIED (title roll) debut Wroclaw Poland    SIGMUND(Titel Roll)  - Season's opening concert Hannover      ZAUBERFLÖTE (ERSTE GEHARNISCHTER MANN) Oper Bonn

2008 - 10 - FIDELIO(FLORESTAN ) Oper Bonn FLEDERMAUS (Orlofsky) Oper Bonn WOZZECK -  (TAMBOURMAJOR)  Opéra de Nancy und Lille -     DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (ERIK)   DIJON und SIEGFRIED /GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG  in Breslau (Wroclaw) THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS - festival Bad Urach - DAS LIED VON DER ERDE in Bordeaux - WORLD PREMIERE OF "FREAKS" (Hilbert) in Bonn (Moritz Eggert - regie Christoph Schlingensief)

2009 break from opera to work with his children on Rock & Pop projects. Became lead singer of "Rock Company"

2010 formed "Gentile Event" Gentile Event performs everywhere in Germany & Europe!

Gentile Event (with daughter Alma) becomes seasonal guest (8th year) at the "Milchbar" on the island of Norderney

2016 becomes lead singer in the classical Metal band "Mephistos Söhne"

2016 begins work as vocal techer at the Music Academy in Cologne.

2017 continues as vocal teacher and choir director at the Music Academy

2018 international release of Mephistos Söhne CD "Teufelspakt"