Noted for his unerring musical instincts and the unmatched richness of his lush voice, Italian bass baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo is widely celebrated as one of the most exciting artists performing before today’s public.
Making his operatic debut in Mozart’s Così fan tutte
and Don Giovanni
in the early 1990’s, Mr. D’Arcangelo’s great musicality and intelligent use of text to color a score quickly brought him to the attention of Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christopher Hogwood, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, and the late Sir Georg Solti. While particularly noted for his interpretations of Mozart and Rossini, his repertory today is expanding intelligently to encompass opera and symphonic repertory by Bellini, Berlioz, Boito, Donizetti, Gounod, Handel, Monteverdi, Stravinsky,Verdi, and Vivaldi.
Mr. D’Arcangelo regularly performs at La Scala di Milan, the Vienna State Opera, the Theater an der Wien, Bayerische Staatsoper, the Liceu Barcelona, London’s Royal Opera, the Opéra Bastille, as well as the Salzburg and Baden-Baden Festivals. During summer 2011, the bass-baritone from Pescara (Italy) appeared at the Baden-Baden Festival in the title role of Don Giovanni
, conducted by Yannick Nézet. Later he went to Salzburg where he performed and televised Rossini’s Stabat Mater
, Antonio Pappano conducting.
The start of the 2011-12 season finds Ildebrando D’Arcangelo in Los Angeles for Così fan tutte
. Thereafter, he returns to Italy for the inauguration of the new La Scala season where he alternates between the title role and that of Leporello in a new Don Giovanni
production conducted by Daniel Barenboim. He returns to Milan later in the season for the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro
. Figaro also marks his return to the London’s Royal Opera in spring 2012 as L’Elisir d’Amore
marks Mr. D’Arcangelo return to Baden Baden. Summer 2012 begins with a new Zeffirelli production of Don Giovanni
at the Arena di Verona.