Singer Vittorio Terranova was born in 1942. He studied at the Vincenzo Bellini School of Music in Catania, at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and at Scuola di Paleografia e Filologia Musicale di Cremona (University of Pavia). He won the competition of the Associazione Lirica Concertistica Italiana in Milan and made his debut at Teatro Sociale di Mantova in the role of Arturo Talbot in Bellini’s I Puritani. He sang in almost all lyric theatres of Italy (including Teatro alla Scala in Milan) and in other countries (Staatsoper in Vienna, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, National Theatre in Munich). He held the chair of lyric teacher at Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi and he was the teacher and coordinator of the advanced course of lyric singing held at Accademia Marziali in Seveso (Milan). He held courses of lyric singing in the summer in Deutschlandsberg (Austria) where he is the Artistic Director of the Accademia del Belcanto and of the International Course of Lyric Singing Ferruccio Tagliavini. He is lyric teacher in Japan at the College of Music in Osaka, at the Music Academy Musashino in Tokyo and at Mukogava University in Osaka. He also teaches in Spain and Venezuela, Keimyung University, Catholic University and Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South-Korea, and Elisabeth University of Music in Hiroshima, Japan. He is also a chairman of the International Singing Competition Vittorio Terranova in Tokyo-Kobe-Milan.