Luca Gorla was born in Milan, studied music at the Conservatory “E. F. Dall’ Abaco” in Verona, then graduated in Modern Literature at the University of Milan.
After winning the international competition in Stresa in 1981, he began an intense concert and educational activity collaborating with artists such as: C. Bergonzi, R. Blake, M. Devia, M. Freni, L.Gencer, E. Nesterenko, M. Olivero, R. Raimondi, L.Serra, R. Vargas, G.Valdengo, R. Villazon.
He specialized in the belcanto repertoire with Rodolfo Celletti, of whom he was for years an assistant and collaborator, and Alberto Zedda, dealing, in particular, with the history of vocality, executive practice and didactics of the repertoire: Opera di Roma, Regio di Torino, Carlo Felice di Genova, Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro Festival della Valle d’Itria, Concertgebouw di Amsterdam,Tokyo, Nantes, Valencia.
He carries out didactic activities holding courses in vocal repertoire, interpretation and performance practice, piano accompaniment at institutions such as: Accademia Verdiana in Busseto, Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro, Accademia Spontiniana, Accademie di Osimo, di Adria, di Cagli, Accademia internazionale di Milano, Accademia internazionale di Roma, AsLiCo di Milano, Scuola Musicale di Milano, Holland Summer School, Conservatorio di Tillburg.
He has recorded the complete Lieder by Spontini with Valeria Esposito, as well as works by Rossini and Donizetti. He has carried out musicological and critical activities collaborating with radio networks and magazines. He was one of the editors of the Dictionary of Opera published by Baldini and Castoldi and speaker at conferences including the international conference of studies Donizettiani.
Since 1993 he has been artistic director of the Belcanto Festival Dordrecht in Holland.