Bass-baritone, trained at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and at the Budapest Opera, Hungary, where he also performed as a member of the company and as a guest, Licio is a professor and researcher at the Faculty of Music of Espírito Santo, coordinator of the postgraduate courses of Coletivo das Artes, and taught at the School of Music of UFRJ.
Winner of the Carlos Gomes Prize 2004 among other national and international awards, he also received the "Order of Cultural Merit Carlos Gomes" from SBACE-SP in 2015. He is one of the leading classical performers in Brazil, acclaimed by specialized critics in different gexnres – opera, operetta, masses and oratorios, symphonic and chamber repertoire. He has worked with directors like Amir Haddad, José Possi Netto, Jorge Takla, Gianni Rato, Sérgio Britto, Werner Herzog, André Heller-Lopes, Carla Camurati, among others. He has also collaborated with various orchestras and conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Marin Alsop, and Fabio Mechett, in theaters such as Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Theatro São Pedro (SP), Teatro Argentino de La Plata in Buenos Aires, and Teatro El Circulo de Rosário.
He has performed leading roles and title roles in operas such as L.V. Beethoven's "Fidelio," "Carmen" and "Les Pêcheurs de Perles," "Lucia di Lammermoor," "Elisir D'Amore," "Don Pasquale," and others by G. Donizetti, "Romeo and Juliet" by C. Gounod, "Iphigenie in Tauris" by C. W. Gluck, F. Lehár's "The Merry Widow," Mario Ferraro's "Medea," R. Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci," P. Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana," W. A. Mozart's operas like "Die Zauberflöte," "Don Giovanni," "Le Nozze di Figaro," and "Cosi Fan Tutte," G. B. Pergolesi's "La Serva Padrona" and "Livietta e Tracollo," A. Ponchielli's "La Gioconda," G. Puccini's operas including "La Bohème," "La Fanciulla del West," "Gianni Schicchi," "Madama Butterfly," "Manon Lescaut," "Tosca," and "Turandot," G. Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," "La Cenerentola," "L’Italiana in Algeri," and "Il Turco in Italia," J. Strauss's "Die Fledermauss," R. Strauss's "Salomé," and G. Verdi's operas like "Aida," "Falstaff," "Rigoletto," "La Traviata," "Otello," "Un Ballo in Maschera," "Ernani," and "Il Trovatore," as well as works by R. Wagner, including "Das Rheingold," "Die Walküre," "Siegfried," "Tannhäuser," "Lohengrin," and "Der Fliegender Hollaender."
He also develops training programs for young singers, such as the Opera Studio Coletivo das Artes and the Artistic Residency Courses "Conexões Musicais," by Coletivo das Artes, an artistic production space coordinated by him and his wife, the singer, teacher, and producer Adalgisa Rosa.
In 2015, he released the CD "Ê vida, ê voz! – Canções de Edmundo Villani-Côrtes" with pianist Cláudia Marques, a record that remained highlighted on the website of Rádio Cultura FM of São Paulo for several weeks. He celebrated his 30-year professional career at Sala Cecília Meireles, performing Schubert's "Winterreise," which was highlighted by O GLOBO as one of the best classical music shows of 2018.