Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

Hailed by audiences and critics for his magnificent voice and stage presence, Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo has established himself as one of the most exciting singers of his generation. He is well-known to audiences throughout Europe as well as North America. 

He won the prestigious Premio Abbiati in 2002 and he has been awarded with the title of "Kammersänger" at the Vienna Staatsoper in 2014. Thanks to his musicianship and the psychological insights of his interpretations he has attracted the attention of many leading conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, and the late Sir Georg Solti. D'Arcangelo was born in Pescara, Italy and began his vocal training under Maria Vittoria and continued in Bologna at Paride Venturi. He started his career as a prizewinner of the international Toti Dal Monte Competition in Treviso where he sang his first role Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte. Since then, he has sung in all important opera houses of the whole world including the Met, Scala, ROH Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Opéra in Paris, Lyric Opera Chicago, Liceu in Barcelona, Munich State Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Berlin State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Berlin Deutsche Oper and the Salzburg Festival. His wide-ranging repertoire includes works by Händel, Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Berlioz, Bizet, Verdi, Boito and Stravinsky. D'Arcangelo's vast discography on CD and DVD include recitals and operas for the most prestigious labels. 

Photography by: Uwe Arens