Italian bass Andrea Mastroni made his Royal Opera debut in 2017 as Carlos V (Don Carlo), returning as Sparafucile (Rigoletto). In the 2019/20 Season he sings Pallante (Agrippina).
Mastroni was born in Milan. He studied clarinet before training as a singer, and also studied aesthetic philosophy. Opera engagements include Sparafucile for the Metropolitan Opera New York, Ashby (La fanciulla del West) for Paris Opéra, Silvano (La Calisto), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Timur (Turandot), Lycomede (Achille in Sciro), Sparafucile, Raleigh (Roberto Devereux) and Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Teatro Real, Madrid, Sarastro for Hamburg State Opera and in Palermo, Seneca (L’incoronazione di Poppea) for Berlin State Opera, Pallante (Agrippina) on tour with Il Pomo d’oro, Pallante, Sparafucile and Caronte (L’Orfeo) at Munich Opera Festival, Don Giovanni at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Mustafà (Italiana in Algeri) for Toulon Opera, Garibaldo (Rodelinda) in Lille and Caen, Banquo (Macbeth) for Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Colline (La bohème) for La Fenice, Venice, and in Oviedo, Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem SerailI vespri siciliani) for the Festival Verdi, Parma, and Fortunato (Filippo Perocco’s Aquagranda, world premiere) for La Fenice.
Mastroni’s concert engagements include Mozart’s Requiem in Rouen, Padua, Pisa, Genoa, Ravenna and Ferrara, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Paisiello’s Missa Defunctorum with Muti in Piacenza and Udine, Pergolesi’s Messa estense for the Ravenna Festival, the gala concert ‘Callas sempre Callas’ in Seoul and New York and recitals of Lieder. His recordings include Serse for Deutsche Grammophon with Il Pomo d’Oro and Handel bass arias (Melancholia) with the Accademia dell’Annunciata.