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Erwin Schrott

Bass-Baritone

Biography

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

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

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 the 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 which his many recordings include Rojotango, a disc of Latin American songs.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Members of the cast and creative teams on <em>Le nozze di Figaro</em>

Watch: Members of the cast and creative teams on Le nozze di Figaro

5 October 2015

Backstage films from the live relay of Le nozze di Figaro including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

<em>Le nozze di Figaro</em> to be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 5 October 2015

Le nozze di Figaro to be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 5 October 2015

28 September 2015

Mozart's classic comedy stars Erwin Schrott and Sophie Bevan.

Art of Singing Insight event to be live-streamed on 3 September 2015

Art of Singing Insight event to be live-streamed on 3 September 2015

3 September 2015

Erwin Schrott, Rebecca Ferguson and Julian Ovenden join Edith Bowman to explore the power of the voice and what it takes to be a great singer.

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