Young Italian bass Andrea Mastroni, born in Milan, began his musical education learning to play Clarinet. He then studied Voice with Cuberli and Antoniazzi and graduated with honors from the Istituto Claudio Monteverdi in Cremona. He also obtained a degree in Aesthetic Philosophy. He won the Mario Basiola prize in 2005 and the Giuseppe Di Stefano (Trapani) and the Bibiena (Mantua) prizes in 2007.
He made his operatic debut in Aida (Re/Ramphis), followed by: Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro); Gianni Schicchi (Simone); Turandot (Timur); La Bohème (Colline); Rigoletto (Sparafucile); Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro/Bartolo); Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo); Il Trovatore (Ferrando); Don Giovanni (title role); Don Pasquale (title role); Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio); L'Italiana in Algeri (Mustafà); Il Matrimonio Segreto (Conte Robinson); the world premiere of Marchetti's Romeo e Giulietta (Baldassarre) in Martina Franca; and Weill's Die sieben Todsünden (Vater).
His collaborations include, among many others: Falstaff (Pistola) and Don Giovanni (Leporello) in Brescia, Como, Pavia, Cremona and Paris; Otello in Trento, Rimini, Novara and Savona; Il Viaggio a Reims (Barone Trombonock) opposite A. Zedda in a production conducted by Sonoda and directed by Sagi at the Accademia Rossiniana; participation in a gala concert, Callas Sempre Callas, held in Seoul and replicated in New York at the presence of Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano; Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Real de Madrid; Norma (Oroveso), Rigoletto and Gianni Schicchi at the Politeama Greco in Lecce; Mozart's Requiem in Ravenna and Ferrara; Paisiello's Missa Defunctorum with Riccardo Muti in Piacenza and Udine; Pergolesi's Messa Estense at the Ravenna Festival and at the MiTo Festival (Milan and Turin), production recorded by italian music magazine Amadeus; and Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Osmin) at the Maggio Musicale in Florence.
More recently, Mr. Mastroni sang: I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (Pirro) at the Sferisterio in Macerata; I Vespri Siciliani (Vaudemont) at the Festival Verdi in Parma; Rigoletto in Bergamo, Mantua and Malmö; Don Giovanni (Leporello) in Lucca; Handel's Giulio Cesare with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone in Ferrara, Ravenna and Modena; a recital at the Festival International - Art Lyrique in Aix-en-Provence; Mozart's Requiem in Padua with I Solisti Veneti; La Bohème in Verona; Mozart's Requiem at the Festival Anima Mundi in Pisa; Die Zauberflöte, Roméo et Juliette, Macbeth and Mozart's Requiem in Genoa; Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro) and the Coronation Mass in Valencia; La Bohème in Novara; Don Carlo at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam; Don Giovanni in Bari; Semiramide in Bad Wildbad; Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Toulon; Rigoletto at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
His voice particularly suits chamber music of the 19th Century and Lieder, such as Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, and Schumann's Dichterliebe. His concert repertoire also includes Mozart's Requiem, Krönungsmesse and Litaniae Lauretanae, and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. He collaborated in productions of contemporary and modern music operas: the world premiere of Lavagnino's Messa Chigiana in Genoa; Hazon's Requiem in Sanremo; Arnaboldi's Dante Racconta l'Inferno; Verdi's Requiem in Rimini; and Bellisario's La Signora di Monza.
His future plans include: Rigoletto with the Teatro alla Scala on tour in Japan; Rigoletto in Palermo; Dvorak's Stabat Mater in Genoa; La Fanciulla del West at the Opéra National de Paris; L'Orfeo at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.