Biography


Born in Messina, he began his musical studies in his hometown at the conservatory 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 Teatro Politeama in Lecce and as Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore in Pistoia, with unanimous consent by audience and critics.
He started a successful career performing in some among the most important international theatres, including Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan New York, Wiener Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich, Teatro Real de Madrid, Liceu de Barcelona, New National Theatre of Tokyo, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma, Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro, and working with such conductors as Valerij Gergeev, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Daniele Gatti, Alberto Zedda, Renato Palumbo, Roberto Abbado, Bruno Campanella, Donato Renzetti, Yves Abel and Michele Mariotti.
Sophisticated performer of Rossini's roles, Antonino Siragusa's most famous portrayal is the Conte d'Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), his signature role that he played in such theatres as Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper e Deutsche Oper di Berlino, Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper di Monaco, Hamburgische Staatsoper, De Nederlandse Opera di Amsterdam, New National Theatre di Tokyo, NCPA Beijing, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro Comunale di Bologna e Teatro Massimo di Palermo.
Regularly invited at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, he took part in several productions, including Otello, Il viaggio a Reims, La scala di seta, La gazzetta, L'equivoco stravagante, Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, Ermione, Tancredi and Armida and in 2015 Ciro in Babilonia, performing the role of Baldassare with great acclaim by public and critics.
Recently he performed successfully some Verdian roles: Rigoletto (Duca di Mantova) at Liceu de Barcelona; Falstaff (Fenton) in Genoa and Nice; Un giorno di regno (Edoardo) in Bilbao and La traviata (Alfredo) in Fano. In his career he sung in many important productions, such as Armida at Metropolitan New York, Semiramide and L'elisir d'amore at Teatro Real in Madrid, Guillaume Tell (Arnold) and La Cenerentola at Opernhaus Zurich, Zelmira at Opéra de Lyon, La Sonnambula, Gianni Schicchi, La Cenerentola, Il barbiere di Siviglia and L'elisir d'amore at Wiener Staatsoper, Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra and I Puritani at La Monnaie in Brussels, Semiramide and La donna del lago at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Il barbiere di Siviglia ad I Puritani at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, L'italiana in Algeri at Staatsoper Berlin, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle at Théatre des Champs-Elysées de Paris and with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Don Giovanni conducted by Riccardo Muti at La Scala, Oedipus Rex at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Latest performances include: Semiramide (Idreno) and belcanto recital at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; La Sonnambula at Teatro Regio in Turin; Il barbiere di Siviglia at Hamburgische Staatsoper, at La Fenicee in Venice,at Teatro Comunale di Bologna and in Japan on tour with TCBO; L'Italiana in Algeri at Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Le Comte Ory at Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège; I puritani at Teatro Verdi in Trieste and at Liceu de Barcelona; L'elisir d'amore (Nemorino) in Pamplona; La Sonnambula (Elvino) at NCPA Beijing, in Muscat and in Lausanne; L'Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro) at Théatre des Champs-Elysées de Paris and at Teatro Verdi in Trieste; Don Pasquale (Ernesto) at Wiener Staatsoper; Anna Bolena (Percy) in Verona; Ermione (Oreste) at the g San Carlo di Napoli; La cenerentola at the Wiener Staatsoper annd at the Comunake in Modena; Petite Messe Solennelle in Trieste; Lucrezia Borgia in Tenerife.
Plans includee: La Cenerentola at the Carlo Felice in Genoa; Il Turco in Italia at La Scala in Milan; Don Pasquale in Trapani; La Fille du Régiment in Tokio; Medea in Corinnto at the Festival Donizettiano in Bergamo.



March 2021