Manuel Amati was born in Martina Franca in 1996. He began his musical studies as a tenor at the age of 13 with the soprano Francesca Ruospo. He is currently studying with Domenico Colaianni.
He graduated at Liceo Musicale Archita di Taranto with top marks;
he deepened the study of repertoire and style with Vincenzo Scalera, Roberto Scandiuzzi and Pietro Spagnoli;
He won a scholarship at Accademia Lirica di Bari following the lessons of Valentina Farcas and William Matteuzzi;
He studied at Scuola dell’Opera of Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Fabrizio Cassi, Alessio Pizzech, Giuseppe La Malfa and Elena Rizzo.
He took part of the activities of La Fabbrica-Young Artist Program of Teatro dell’Opera of Roma under the guide of Sergio La Stella, Michele Errico, Riccardo Frizza, Roberto Frontali, Paola Leolini, Lucrezia Messa and Raphaël Sikorski.
He attended a masterclass with Chris Merritt and Beatrice Benzi organized by Festival of Solo Belcanto of Montisi.
He obtained his Academic Degree, after a two-years advanced specializaton course at l’Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Opera di Firenze, with the teachers Alfonso Antoniozzi, Richard Barker, Fiorenza Cedolins, Bruno De Simone, Sonia Ganassi, Chris Merritt, Italo Nunziata e Matteo Pais;
Riceives the partecipation degree from the Accademia Rossiniana of Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro where he has the opportunity to take part in the lessons of Ernesto Palacio, Juan Diego Florez e Fussi.
Istruttore in La Scuola di guida by Nino Rota at the Teatro Orfeo di Taranto under the conducting of Maurizio Lomartire and the direction of Fabio Ceresa.
Borsa in Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi at the Teatro G. Verdi di Busseto during the Festival Verdi under the baton of Fabrizio Cassi directing by Alessio Pizzech;
Conte d’Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Paisiello, in concerto form, at the Teatro Politeama Greco di Lecce under the conducting of Giovanni Pellegrini.
Albazar in Il turco in Italia by G. Rossini at the Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna and Teatro Comunale L. Pavarotti di Modena under the baton of Giovanni Di Stefano and the direction of Federico Bertolani; He is Albazar anche presso il Salzburger Landestheater; conductor Adrian Kelly, director Marco Dott;
Conte Alberto in L’occasione fa il ladro by G. Rossini at the Teatro Regio di Parma conducting by Alessandro d’Agostini and directing by Andrea Cigni;
Don Ramiro in a reduction of La Cenerentola by G. Rossini at the Teatro Regio di Torino diretta da Giulio Laguzzi;
Conte d’Almaviva in a reduction of Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna conducting by Roberto Polastri; he also plays the role for the Figaro! Operacamion project at the Teatro dell’Opera of Roma and Teatro Massimo of Palermo conducting by Carlo Donadio and directing Fabio Cherstich;
Tenente in La Scuola de’ gelosi by A. Salieri at the Teatro A. Salieri di Legnago, Teatro Comunale of Belluno, Teatro Marrucino di Chieti, Teatro Ristori di Verona, Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi and Teatro Goldoni di Firenze under the conducting by Giovanni Battista Rigon and the staging of Italo Nunziata.
Quartetto vocale III in the contemporary opera Il viaggio di Roberto composed and conducete by Paolo Marzocchi at the Teatro Goldoni di Firenze, directed by Alessio Pizzech;
Scarto due in Frankenstein by Aurelio Scotto and Michele Dalla Valentina at the Teatro Goldoni di Firenze under the baton of Nicola Paszkowski and staging by Gabriele Duma;
Tamino in a reduction of Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart at the Opera di Firenze sotto conducted by Giuseppe La Malfa and directed by Manu Lalli;
Biondello in L’oca del Cairo by W. A. Mozart at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo under the conducting of Silvia Spinnato and the staging by Davide Enia;
Conte Bellezza in Le donne vendicate by N. Piccinni at the Festival della Valle d’Itria di Martina Franca under the young talented conducting by Ferdinando Sulla and Giorgio Sangati as director.
Don Gaspar in La favorite by G. Donizetti at the Opera di Firenze with Fabio Luisi as conductor and Valdès-Gimpel as director;
Evandro in Alceste by C. W. Gluck at the Opera di Firenze conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli and staged by Pierluigi Pizzi;
Conte d’Almaviva in a reduction of Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossiniat the Opera di Firenze with Giuseppe La Malfa and Manu Lalli;
Ramiro in La Cenerentola di G. Rossini at the Teatro Politeama Greco di Lecce and Teatro Verdi di Brindisi conducted by Salvatore Percacciolo and stage by Paolo Panizza;
Pastore II in La Dafne by M. da Gagliano at the Grotta del Buontalenti/Giardino di Boboli for the Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Federico Maria Sardelli, conductor and Gianmaria Aliverta, director;
Cavalier Belfiore in Il viaggio a Reims by G. Rossini at the Teatro Rossini di Pesaro during the Rossini Opera Festival conducted by Hugo Carrio and staged by Emilio Sagi;
Don Berlicco in Le gare generose by G. Paisiello at the Giovanni Paisiello Festival di Taranto, directing by Giovanni Di Stefano and staging by Isa Traversi;
Conte d’Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini at the Teatro Comunale Opera Giocosa di Savona, Aldo Sisillo as conductor and Stefania Panighini as director;
Remendado in Carmen by G. Bizet at the Opera di Firenze conducted by Matteo Beltrami directed by Leo;
Stupido in La Legge Fondamentale della Stupidità Umana by Vittorio Montalti, World Première at the Teatro Goldoni di Firenze, Fabio Maestri was the conduttore and Giancarlo Cauteruccio was the director;
Frontino in L'Equivoco Stravagante by Gioachino Rossini at the Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro under the baton of Carlo Rizzi and the direction by Moshe Leiser e Patrice Caurier;
Tarsia in Il Guercio di Puglia at Alberobello and Conversano;
Tobia in La Cucina by Andrew Synnott in World Premiere at the Wexford Opera Festival;
Alì in Adina by Gioachino Rossini at the Wexford Opera Festival staged by Rosetta Cucchi and conducted by Michele Spotti.
Fantasia corale op. 80 by L. van Beethoven at the Opera di Firenze conducted by Fabio Luisi;
Paukenmesse – Missa in tempore belli by F. J. Haydn at the Cattedrale di Taranto, Luciano Acocella as conductor;
Tournèe in China with Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the International pianist Richard Barker at Guangzhou, Macao, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Pechino;
Catulli Carmina by C. Orff at the Cattedrale di Bari with Teatro Petruzzelli's chorus and conducting by Michele Nitti.
Requiem by W. A. Mozart at the Opera di Firenze, Leonardo Garcìa Alarcón as conductor;
Thamos, König in Ägypten by W. A. Mozart at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo under the baton of Gabriele Ferro;
Carmina Buranaby C. Orff at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Roberto Polastri;
Messiah di G. F. Händel at Teatro Apollo di Lecce, Sabino Manzo was the conductor.
Open Patty Smith's Concert at the Teatro Rossini di Pesaro sponsored by Rossini Opera Festival;
Concerto with the Orchestra sinfonica G. Rossini di Pesaro at Venafro, Treviso, Teatro Scharoun di Wolfsburg, Teatro Galli di Rimini, Teatro Angel dal Foco di Pergola;
Concert at the Royal Opera House di Muscat, pianist Vincenzo Scalera;
Requiem by W.A.Mozart at Matera,Taranto, Teatro Poggi Bonsi di Cesena, Teatro Ebe Stignani di Imola, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Alvise Casellati and Paolo Olmi as conduttore;
Recital at Istituto italiano di cultura di Parigi promoted by Unesco and Rossini Opera Festival;
Soirées musicales by Gioachino Rossini in World Première in the orchestral Version, arranged by M. Fabio Maestri, at the Rossini Opera Festival with the Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini, conducted by M. Michele Spotti.
Concerts at the Wexford Opera Festival in Londra and Wexford;
Tournée in Japan with Recitals at Kyoto (Kyoto Concert Hall), Nagoya, Tokyo (Yamaha Concert Hall) e Saitama (Saitama Arts Center).
CD of Fantasia corale op. 80 by L. van Beethoven at the Opera di Firenze under the baton of di Fabio Luisi published by Maggio Live and Amadeus;
CD and DVD of La favorite by G. Donizetti at the Opera di Firenze conducted by Fabio Luisi and Valdès-Gimpel at the direction, published by Dynamic.