Born in Livorno, he graduated at the Conservatoire “Luigi Boccherini” in Lucca and studied with Maria Giovanna Gabanizza. He graduated at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and he emerged soon at the Parma’s Accademia Verdiana. He sang at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca the Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne
. He debuted in Livorno in Mascagni's Guglielmo Ractliff
and then at Teatro Verdi in Pisa in L'incoronazione di Poppea
(Seneca), Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria
(Plutone) and La Didone of Cavalli
(Nettuno) at the Glasgow Festival.
After the debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 1996 with The gambler
by Prokof'ev, under the conducting of Valery Gergiev, he starts soon an intense collaboration with Lugano Rtsi.
Recent roles were: Attila
(Verdi) at Arena Sferisterio in Macerata, directed by Brockhaus, The devils of Loudun
by Penderecky at Teatro Regio in Torino, Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth in the Mzensk District
at Maggio Musicale conducted by Semyon Bychkov, The magic flute
(Sarastro) at Teatro dell’Opera inRome conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti and in Livorno conducted by Piero Bellugi, Don Carlo
(Il Frate) at Teatro San Carlo in Naples with Gabriele Ferro, Madama Butterfly
at Wiesbaden Theatre (De Bernart), National Opera inTokyo (Ranzani) and at Festival di Torre del Lago Puccini, Macbeth
at Teatro Comunale in Parma (Pidò), Lucia di Lammermoor
(Raimondo) at Teatro Donizetti in Bergano, Tristan und Isolde
at Teatro Comunale in Bologna with Christian Thielemann, Tosca
(Boroff) at Teatro Massimo in Palermo (Ranzani), La battaglia di Legnano
(Federico Barbarossa) at Teatro Bellini in Catania with Nello Santi, La Bohème
(Colline) at Teatro Verdi in Salerno, Otello
(Ludovico) at Teatro Comunale in Sassari, Gianni Schicchi
(Simone) at Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina and at Cantiere in Montepulciano, Don Giovanni
(Il Commendatore) in Messina, Chieti and AsLiCo network (Rovaris), Un ballo in maschera
(Tom) in Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Piacenza and Ferrara, conducting Daniele Gatti.
He recently debutted with Ramfis in Aida
in Tiro (Liban).
In concerts he sings, amongst others, Vespreae Solennes de Confessore and Requiem by Mozart
, Verdi's Messa di Requiem
, Ninth Symphony
of Beethoven, Rossini's Stabat Mater
In September 2003 he started a long collaboration with Teatro Verdi in Trieste, where he has already sung in Simon Boccanegra
, La serva padrona
by Pergolesi, Tosca
In September 2004 he debuted at the Teatro Comunale in Jesi in the world premiere of Marco Tutino’s Federico II
(Michele/Omar) conducted by Stewart Robertson.
Then he performed I vespri siciliani
(Il re di Bethune) in Palermo and Trieste, Un ballo in maschera
(Tom) and Faust
(Wagner) by Gounod (Casadeus). In November 2005 he sang Rossini’s Stabat Mater
at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London with the London Symphony Orchestra.
In 2006 he came back to Livorno to perform in the unpublished opera of Mascagni In filanda
; again in Livorno, he sang Mascagni's Iris
(Cieco), opening opera of the season of the Teatro Goldoni; he interpreted the same role in Trieste in 2008.
In April 2007 he performed La forza del destino
at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova conducted by Daniel Oren, followed by Eugene Onegin
in the same theatre and with the same conductor.
He has performed in the production of Madama Butterfly
in Torre del Lago (2007 and 2008), in Palermo for Janacek 's From the House of the Dead, in Lausanne for La Traviata
and Il barbiere di Siviglia
, in Korea and at San Carlo in Naples for Madama Butterfly
, in Trieste for La fille du régiment
and recently in Palermo for Nabucco
. Next engagements include Romeo et Juliette
in Trieste and Verona, Otello
in Trieste, Un ballo in maschera
in Lausanne and Manon Lescaut in Montpellier.