Born in Catania, Roberto Accurso studied in Milan with Carla Castellani. In 1993 he won the International Competition at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale "A. Belli" in Spoleto, where he attended the Masterclasses of Mietta Sighele, with whom he is currently studying.
In the same year he made his debut in Spoleto as Escamillo in La Tragédie de Carmen, a new version of the opera by Bizet produced by Peter Brook and Marius Constant. He also performed in Spoleto as Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore.
Since then he has been invited by the major Italian opera houses such as the Teatro dell'Opera in Roma, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Teatro Comunale in Firenze. He has also regularly performed at the Festival dei due Mondi in Spoleto and in Modena, Verona, Treviso, Rovigo, Cosenza, Livorno, Ascoli and Lugo.
Roberto Accurso has worked with many conductors such as Bruno Bartoletti, Angelo Campori, Paolo Carignani, Riccardo Chailly, Alan Curtis, Massimo De Bernart, Placido Domingo, Reynald Giovaninetti, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Peter Maag, Daniel Oren, Evelino Pidò, Stefano Ranzani, Nicola Rescigno, Daniele Gatti, Daniele Callegari and with directors like Henning Brockhaus, Hugo De Ana, Alberto Fassini, Nanni Garella, Ugo Gregoretti, Giancarlo Menotti, Giorgio Pressburger, Luca Ronconi, Carlos Saura, Filippo Crivelli, Stefano Vizioli and Franco Zeffirelli.
He has also performed in many concerts, in venues such as the Ridotto of the Teatro alla Scala, the French Academy in Rome, the Dome of Sassari and the Rossini Hall of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, where he recently sang a Mahler "Liederabend".
Over the last few seasons he performed in Don Pasquale at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, in Il Campiello by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, as Ascanio Petrucci in Lucrezia Borgia at the Teatro alla Scala and in Francisco Braga's Jupyra in São Paulo conducted by John Neschling.
Recently he sang in Boris Godunov in the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome for the opening of the season, in La Bohème at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna under the baton of Daniele Gatti, at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and at the Teatro Regio in Parma, in Falstaff, Gianni Schicchi and L'Arlecchino at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina, in Carmen at the Arena di Verona, in Tosca and La Cenerentola (Dandini) in Rome.
Last season he performed as the Roi in Si j'étais roi and as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata in Wexford, Ireland, Lucrezia Borgia in Bologna, Il Trionfo di Clelia at the Teatro Rossini in Lugo, and Belcore in L'Elisir d'amore at the Oper Frankfurt. He recently obtained great success singing as Barone di Valdeburgo in La Straniera at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, as Silvano in Un Ballo in maschera at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and in Madama Butterfly and A village Romeo and Juliette at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari.
Highlights of his future engagements also include, among others, L'Italiana in Algeri and Carmen at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Macbeth in Amsterdam, Gianni Schicchi in Matsumoto, Carmen at the Arena di Verona, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia on a Japanese tour with the Teatro Comunale of Bologna.