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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.

Videos

News and features

Verdi’s Les Vêpres siciliennes to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on Monday 18 November

Verdi’s Les Vêpres siciliennes to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on Monday 18 November

13 November 2013

Broadcast of Verdi’s rarely performed grand opera features an all-star cast conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Watch: Les Vêpres siciliennes behind the scenes films

Watch: Les Vêpres siciliennes behind the scenes films

5 November 2013

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

BBC Radio 3 Broadcasts confirmed for Autumn/Winter 2013/14

BBC Radio 3 Broadcasts confirmed for Autumn/Winter 2013/14

30 August 2013

Seven Royal Opera performances starring Simon Keenlyside, Karita Mattila, Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann and others. 



Operalia performance to bring together cream of operatic talent

Operalia performance to bring together cream of operatic talent

25 July 2012

Star-studded line-up includes former competition winners and superstar tenor Plácido Domingo.

Don Giovanni broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 23 June

Don Giovanni broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 23 June

23 June 2012

Listen to The Royal Opera's performance of one of Mozart’s most popular operas.

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