Extremely versatile both in the opera and concert repertoire, he stands out at international level as one of the most excellent bass-baritones.
He won a Grammy Award for his participation to the recording of Semele by Händel and debuted successfully at La Scala with Escamillo in Carmen, which he then sung in various prestigious theaters such as Chicago Lyric Opera, Deutsche Oper in Berlin and Ravenna Festival. At Teatro Scaligero he is Argante in Rinaldo by Händel, Alidoro in Cenerentola, Jochanaan in Salome, Carrington in 1984 by L. Maazel and Jaroslav Prus in L’Affare Makropulos.
Among his recent engagements he had an outstanding success with Mustafà in L’Italiana in Algeri and Carmen 2, le retour and was Jochanaan in Salome at Teatro Regio Turin, Jochanaan at MET in New York, Amonasro in Aida at Pittsburgh Opera, at Covent Garden, at Théâtre la Monnaie in Brussels and in Baden Baden, Méphistophélès in Faust, title role in Mefistofele, Scarpia in Tosca at Oper Frankfurt, Grand Prêtre in Samson et Dalila at Pittsburg Opera, Filippo II in Don Carlo at Boston Lyric Opera.
Throughout his concert career he performed Bach’s Magnificat with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra as soloist bass, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Baltimore Symphony and Stabat Mater by A. Dvorak at Santa Fé Opera.