Italian bass Andrea Mastroni makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Carlos V (Don Carlo).
Mastroni was born in Milan. He first studied clarinet before training as a singer, and also studied aesthetic philosophy. Opera engagements include Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Raleigh (Roberto Devereux) and Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Teatro Real, Madrid, Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) for Hamburg State Opera and in Palermo, Timur (Turandot) for Cincinnatti Opera and Festival Castell de Peralada, Banco (Macbeth) for Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Sparafucile for Paris Opéra and Hamburg State Opera, Leporello (Don Giovanni) in Lucca, Brescia, Como, Pavia, Cremona and Paris, Colline (La bohème) for La Fenice, Venice, and in Oviedo, Verona and Novara, Oroveso (Norma) in Lecce, Pirro (I Lombardi alla prima crociata) in Macerata, Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for the Maggio Musicale, Florence, Vaudemont (I vespri siciliani) for the Festival Verdi, Parma, Baldassarre (Marchetti’s Romeo e Giulietta) in Martina Franca and Fortunato (Filippo Perocco’s Aquagranda, world premiere) for La Fenice.
Mastroni’s concert engagements include Mozart’s Requiem in Padua, Pisa, Genoa, Ravenna and Ferrara, Paisiello’s Missa Defunctorum with Riccardo Muti in Piacenza and Udine, Pergolesi’s Messa estense for the Ravenna Festival, Mozart’s Coronation Mass in Valencia, the gala concert ‘Callas sempre Callas’ in Seoul and New York and recitals of Lieder.