Biography


Born in Messina, began his musical studies in his hometown at the "Arcangelo Corelli" under the guidance of Antonio Bevacqua. After winning the first prize at the International Competition "Giuseppe di Stefano" of Trapani, in 1996 he made his debut as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Teatro Politeama in Lecce and that of Nemorino in Elixir of Love in Pistoia won him unanimous by audiences and critics.

Since then he has embarked on an international career that took him on some of the biggest stages of the world, including La Scala, Metropolitan, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Teatro Real in Madrid, New National Theatre in Tokyo, Bayerische Staatsoper in Monaco, Rome Opera, National Academy of Santa Cecilia and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, with a repertoire that includes titles such as Don Giovanni, Falstaff, L' Italiana in Algeri, Gianni Schicchi, La sonnambula I Puritani, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Semiramide, La Cenerentola, Oedipus Rex, L'elisir d'amore, Don Pasquale, Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, L'equivoco stravagante, La gazzetta, Otello Il viaggio a Reims .

During his career he has worked with leading conductors such as Valeri Gergeev, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Daniele Gatti, Maurizio Benini, Alberto Zedda, Renato Palumbo, Roberto Abbado, Bruno Campanella, Donato Renzetti, Yves Abel, and others.

Refined Rossini interpreter and ideal interpreter of Count Almaviva (The Barber of Seville) has made in a short time the role of choice, interpreting it in some large theaters as Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra National de Paris , Bayerische Staatsoper in Monaco, Hamburg State Opera, Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, New National Theatre Tokyo, National Center for the Performance Arts in Beijing, Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Teatro Regio in Turin, Verona Philharmonic Theatre, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Teatro Massimo in Palermo.

Regular guest at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, took part in numerous productions, including Othello, The Journey to Reims, La Scala di Seta, The Gazette, The misunderstanding extravagant, Elizabeth, Queen of England, Hermione and Tancredi. In recent years he has played with some success Verdi operas such as Falstaff at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and Genoa, A day of reign (Edward) Opera de Bilbao and La traviata (Alfredo) at the Teatro della Fortuna in Fano.

He opened the 2013/14 season debuting on palcoscenio del Liceu de Barcelona in a Verdi Gala dedicated to the bicentenary of the Master of Busseto. He later interpretao The Barber of Seville at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Le Comte Ory at the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo and The Italian Girl in Algiers at the Palau de les Arts de Valencia, the Opéra National de Paris and at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées de Paris Armida at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.

He began the season 2014/15 interpreting Tancredi with the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, later sang La fille du regiment at the Teatro Real in Madrid, L'elisir d'amore at the Wiener Staatsoper and the turkish in Italy at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Monaco .

Among his next projects includes the Stabat Mater by Rossini Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, The Barber of Seville and The turkish in Italy at the Teatro Regio in Turin, The Italian Girl in Algiers, The Barber of Seville and La Cenerentola at Wiener Staatsoper, La Cenerentola at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Monaco, Don Pasquale and I Capuleti ei Montecchi at the Liceu de Barcelona, and La Sonnambula at Palacio Euskuladana Bilbao.

In past seasons he had the opportunity to participate in important productions, including Armida (Gernando) at the Metropolitan in New York, Guillaume Tell (Arnold) at the Zurich Opera, Oedipus Rex at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Don Giovanni under the baton of Riccardo Muti at La Scala, Gianni Schicchi, the Elixir of Love, La Sonnambula and the Barber of Seville at the Wiener Staatsoper, Petite messe solennelle with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées de Paris, Semiramide and L'elisir d'amore at the Teatro Real in Madrid, La Sonnambula, Elizabeth, Queen of England and I Puritani at La Monnaie in Brussels



December 2014