American bass Raymond Aceto has established an important presence among the world's leading opera companies and symphony orchestras.
His performances continue to gather both popular and critical acclaim. Of his performance as Baron Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca, The Houston Chronicle hailed: "Raymond Aceto oozes suave villainy as the evil Baron Scarpia, his voice a dark rumble of menace and lust as he plots to destroy Cavaradossi and conquer Tosca… intelligent characterization distinguishes Aceto's Scarpia as more than a cartoon villain. Commanding in voice and presence, implacable in his lust for Tosca”.
In the season 2010-2011, at the Royal Opera House he sang Sparafucile in Rigoletto and then, under the baton of Antonio Pappano, Nourabad in Les pêcheurs de perles and Banco in Macbeth. Later he performed Comte des Grieux in Manon by J.Massenet in Valencia, Oedipus Rex by I.Stravinsky with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Levine, Zaccaria in Nabucco at the Arena di Verona, Timur in Turandot at the San Francisco Opera and Varlaam, Boris Godunov in Chicago.
In 2012, he has been at Chicago Opera for the production of Aida and then he played Sarastro in Zauberflöte at the Dallas Opera, Scarpia in Tosca in Santa Fe and Commendatore in Don Giovanni at the Met.
In 2013 he is involved in Les vêpres siciliennes in Frankfurt before coming back to Arena di Verona for Nabucco. In autumn 2013, he will take part in Turandot at the Royal Opera House and in Der fliegende Holländer at Arizona Opera.
In 2014 he will be in San Francisco for Susannah by Carlisle Floyd. In 2015 he will perform Oroveso in Norma and Loredano in I due Foscari, in Barcellona, Scarpia in Tosca at Dallas Opera and Banquo in Macbeth during a Japanese tour of the Royal Opera House.