Ildebrando D'Arcangelo


Born: 1969
Country: Italy
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo is an Italian baritone who began a successful operatic career during the last decade of the twentieth century. He is especially noteworthy in his Mozart roles. He made his professional stage debut as a contestant in the Toti dal Monte International Competition for Singers. Named in honor of the great opera star Toti dal Monte, this competition is unique in that after a series of competitive elimination auditions, a number of young singers are cast in leading roles in a series of staged performances of important repertory operas. D'Arcangelo won the competition in 1989 as Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and scored another victory in 1991 as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte.

D'Arcangelo has gone on to perform in major opera houses including Covent Garden, Salzburg, Pesaro, the Bastille Opera and the Champs-Elysées Theater in Paris, Teatro alla Scala of Milan, the Ravenna Festival, the Monte Carlo Opera, the New National Theater in Tokyo, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Vienna Festival, and the Metropolitan Opera of New York under the batons of conductors such as Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Bernard Haitink, John Eliot Gardiner, and James Levine.

Other roles in his repertory include Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Count Rodolfo in La sonnambula, Mustafà in L'italiana in Algeri, Moses in Moses in Egypt, and both Leporello and the Don in Don Giovanni.

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