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Erwin Schrott

Bass

Biography

Erwin Schrott in action.
Erwin Schrott in Les Vêpres siciliennes, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2013

Uruguayan bass Erwin Schrott made his Royal Opera debut in 2003 as Leporello (Don Giovanni) and has returned to sing Banquo (Macbeth), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni and Jean Procida (Les Vêpres siciliennes) for The Royal Opera.

Schrott was introduced to opera by music-loving parents. He began his career in Montevideo and at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, and in 1998 won Operalia. He has since sung major roles with leading opera houses around the world. Engagements include Don Giovanni for La Scala, Milan, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Arena di Verona, Bavarian State Opera and Vienna State Opera and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) for the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opéra, in Valencia, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires and for Salzburg Festival. Other roles with which he is particularly associated include Escamillo (Carmen), Méphistophélès (Faust), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) and Leporello.

Schrott is an exclusive recording artist with Sony, for whom his recordings include Rojotango, a disc of Latin American songs.

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