Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

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Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

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·             Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Title-role) – Salzburg, Covent Garden, San Francisco, LA Opera..

·             Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra (Fiesco) – Vienna SO..

·             Verdi’s Don Carlo (Filippo II) – Berlin DO..

·             Verdi’s Attila (Title-role) – Bologna Comunale, Bilbao..

·             Mosart’s Nozze di Figaro (Conte, Figaro) – Scala, Vienna SO, Berlin SO, Buenos Aires..

·             Rossini’s Turco in Italia (Selim) – ROH Covent Garden, Munich SO..

·             Donizetti’s Elisir D’Amore (Dulcamara) – MET Opera..

·             Rossini’s Semiramide (Assur) – ROH Covent Garden..

·             Gounod’s Faust (Méphistophélès) – Berlin DO, London ROH..

·             Bizet’s Carmen (Escamillo) – LA Opera, Munich SO..

·             Verdi’s Ernani (Silva) – Rome Opera

·             Verdi’s Macbeth (Banco) – Munich SO, Madrid Real, LA Opera..

·             Berlioz’s Damnation de Faust (Méphistophélès) – Opera Royale de Wallonie


Held by the audiences and the critics for his magnificent voice and stage presence, Italian bass Ildebrando D’Arcangelo has established himself as one of the most exciting singers of his generation.

Born in Pescara, Italy, and he began his vocal training under Maria Vittoria Romano and continued in Bologna at Paride Venturi. He started his career as a prize winner of the international Toti Dal Monte Competition (1989) in Treviso where he sang his first Masetto Don Giovanni and Don Alfonso Così fan tutte.

He won the prestigious Premio Abbiati in 2002, and he has been awarded with the title of ‘Kammersänger’ at the Vienna Staatsoper in 2014.

Thanks to his musicianship and the psychological insights of his interpretations he has attracted the attention of leading conductors including Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Riccardo Muti, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, and the late Sir Georg Solti.

D’Arcangelo appears regularly in all major opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Royal Opera House, Vienna State Opera, Opéra de Paris, Lyric Opera Chicago, Liceu in Barcelona, Munich State Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Berlin State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Berlin Deutsche Oper and the Salzburg Festival.

With a wide-ranging repertoire, roles are varied and from Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Berlioz, Bizet, Verdi, Boito and Stravinsky.

HIghlights include title role Don Giovanni (Salzburg Festival, Los Angeles Opera), Fiesco Simon Boccanegra, Alidoro Cenerentola and Conte Le Nozze di Figaro (Vienna Staatsoper), Méphistophélès La Damnation de Faust (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège), Dulcamara Don Pasquale (Lyric Opera of Chicago), title role Attila (Bilbao, Bologna), Selim Il turco in Italia (Royal Opera House, London), Méphistophélès Faust (Deutsche Oper, Berlin), Il Conte Le Nozze di Figaro (Berlin Staatsoper) and Escamillo Carmen and Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro (Munich Staatsoper).

Plans include title role Don Giovanni (San Francisco, Royal Opera House, Beijin), Assur in Rossini’s Semiramide (Royal Opera House and Rossini Opera Festival), Dulcamara l’Elisir D’amore (Metropolitan Opera House), Selim Turco in Italia (Munich Staatsoper), Méphistophélès Faust and Conte Le Nozze di Figaro (Deutsche Oper Berlin and Geneve), Banco Macbeth (Los Angeles and Madrid Teatro Real), Filippo II Don Carlo (Deutsche Oper Berlin and Opéra Royal de Wallonie).

D’Arcangelo’s vast discography on CD and DVD include recitals and operas. For Deutsche Grammophon he recorded both title roles of Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, Elisir d’Amore, Anna Bolena, Handel & Mozart solo albums. For Decca he recorded Carmen and I Puritani, and Rossini’s Stabat Mater for Warner Classics. He appears on Verdi Requiem both with Gergiev and Dudamel. All recordings have won unanimous critical praise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Last update June 2017



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