Stefano Secco began his studies of piano and singing under the guidance of M° Alberto Soresina and subsequently received a diploma in percussion with M° Tullio De Piscopo. Secco privately followed Maestri like Franco Corelli, Franca Mattiucci, and attended master classes led by Leyla Gencer and Renata Scotto, among others.
After his first professional experiences and various tours in Italy and abroad, he sang the role of Fenton in Falstaff at the “Teatro Verdi” of Sassari and was immediately engaged at the “Teatro dell'Opera” in Rome as a soloist tenor for the Messa di Gloria of Puccini and the Te Deum of Berlioz. In the same theatre, he sang the role of Rodolfo in a successful production of La Bohème.
Following these performances, Secco was soon cast to sing in Rigoletto (Duca of Mantova) at the “Teatro Regio” of Turin, at the “Wiener Staatsoper”, at the theatre of Toulouse, at the Frankfurt theatre, at the Massimo theatre of Palermo, Venezia, Baltimore, in Coruna, at the Arena of Avenches, Stockholm and at the Opera Bastille in Paris.
Secco has also performed La Bohéme (Rodolfo) at the “Teatro Regio” of Parma, “Teatro dell´Opera” in Rome, “Opera Bastille” in Paris, at the Puccini Festival in Torre Del Lago and together with Angela Gheorghiu in occasion of a Galá in Wiesbaden.
He has appeared in La Traviata (Alfredo) in Venice, Tokyo, Barcelona, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Florence and under the direction of maestro Muti at the La Scala theatre in Milan.
He has also appeared in Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) at the “Teatro dell´Opera” in Rome, at the Puccini Festival in Torre Del Lago and soon at the Comunale theatre of Florence.
Secco has appeared in Lucia di Lamermoor (Edgardo) at the Deutsche Oper of Berlin and in Liège, Roberto Devereux in Oviedo and at the Wiener Staatsoper, the role of Arturo in I Puritani at the Bellini theatre in Catania under the direction of Maestro Gustav Kuhn, the role of Gualtiero in Pirata in Amsterdam conducted by Giuliano Carella, Nemorino in Elixir of Love at the Liceu theatre of Barcelona and at Covent Garden.
He also sang the important role of De Grieux in Manon di Massenet at the Grand Theatre of Geneve and at the Liceu of Barcelona.
He also appeared in Simone Boccanegra (Gabriele Adorno) at the Opera Bastille in Paris and Cagliari.
He achieved success at the Philharmonic theatre of Verona for the opera Mosè in Egypt in the difficult role of Osiride under the musical direction of Claudio Scimone.
He sang as a soloist at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome in the Stabat Mater of Rossini conducted by Maestro Stefano Ranzani and at the new Auditorium Parco della Musica in Giulietta and Romeo (radio live broadcast) under Maestro Chung. He also obtained great success with La boheme al Teatro Regio di Parma, Rigoletto and the role of Don Carlo at the Opera Bastille in a new production under the direction of Graham Vick, La Traviata in Tokyo. He made his debut with great reviews from the publics and critics with Luisa Miller at Staatoper in München and at Teatro Comunale in Florence. He sang a new Macbeth at Operà Bastille in Paris and Werther in Frankfurt, La Boheme at Opera Bastille and at Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Simon Boccanegra in Toulouse and Rigoletto at La Scala in Milan. He made his debut in Faust of Gounoud (title role) at SF Opera to great acclaim, he sang La Traviata at La Fenice in Venice, and he obtained great success singing Madama Butterfly in San Francisco under the baton of Nicola Luisotti, La bohème in Münich, I due Foscari in Trieste and Macbeth in Bilbao.
He sang Rigoletto at Opera in Montecarlo, La Traviata in Turin, Verdi’s Requiem in Frankfurt under the baton of Nicola Luisotti, La bohème in Rome, Un ballo in maschera at Macerata Festival, Roméo et Juliette at Arena di Verona, Simon Boccanegra in Bilbao, Roberto Devereux in Marseille. He obtained great reviews from public and critics singing Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Moscow with La Scala, on the occasion of Bolshoi’s Theatre new opening and in St. Petersburg with Teatro Regio di Parma, Simon Boccanegra with Placido Domingo (title role) in Los Angeles under the baton of James Conlon, Masnadieri in Naples, Butterfly in Seattle, Carmen in Venice, Romeo et Juliette at Arena di Verona, Boheme at Festival Pucciniano in Torre del Lago, Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Paris, Madama Butterfly in Berlin, Macbeth in Madrid, Don Carlo in Oviedo and, most recently, La Bohème in Zurich and Macbeth at La Scala.
His future plans include: La Bohème in Bilbao and Paris-Bastille, Madama Butterfly in Chicago and Barcelona, Simon Boccanegra in Munich, Carmen in Venice, Nabucco at Arena di Verona, Un Ballo in Maschera at La Monnaie in Bruxelles.