Roberto Tagliavini was born in Parma, where he began to study singing with the baritone Romano Franceschetto. In 2005 he debuted at the Teatro Regio in Parma in Gluck's ALCESTE. Later he performed in major italian and european theaters in a repertoire ranging from Mozart to Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.
In 2009 he was voted as the best performer in the season of the Teatro Verdi in Trieste for the execution of the role of Selim in IL TURCO IN ITALIA and in 2010 he won the award for best young singer in the Verdi Festival in Parma for the executions of Loredano in I DUE FOSCARI and the VERDI REQUIEM, conducted by Lorin Maazel.
He has participated in numerous recordings including BENVENUTO CELLINI production of the Salzburg Festival, I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI Ravenna Festival production, AIDA Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival production, directed by Zubin Mehta.
In recent seasons he appeared as Lord Sydney in IL VIAGGIO A REIMS at Teatro alla Scala, Conte in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Toulon, Raimondo in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at Carlo Felice in Genoa, Lord Walton in I PURITANI at Teatro Real in Madrid, the King in AIDA and Ferrando in IL TROVATORE at the Arena di Verona, Don Basilio in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA in Palermo and the Zurich Opera, Count Rodolfo in LA SONNAMBULA in St.Gallen, Uberto in LA SERVA PADRONA for Teatro San Carlo of Naples, the King in AIDA for the opening of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 2011, Ludovico in Verdi's OTELLO at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, Figaro in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Teatro Maestranza in Seville, Frate Lorenzo in ROMÉO ET JULIETTE at ABAO Bilbao. Also important his return to Teatro alla Scala in the 2012 season with the King and Ramfis in AIDA and a concert version of LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES at Teatro Real in Madrid.
Among his future engagements include AIDA and IL TROVATORE at Arena di Verona Festival, GIOVANNA D'ARCO in Salzburg, ATTILA in Shanghai, AIDA and IL TROVATORE with Teatro alla Scala (the last one in a japan tour), TURANDOT in Rome, TANCREDI at Theatre de Champs Elysées in Paris, I DUE FOSCARI in Vienna.