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Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

Bass-Baritone

Biography

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo in action.
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012

Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo made his Royal Opera debut in 1996 as Colline (La bohème). He has since sung Leporello (Don Giovanni), Escamillo (Carmen), Selim (Il turco in Italia) and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) for The Royal Opera. In the 2014/15 Season he returns to sing Selim.

D’Arcangelo grew up in Pescara and studied there and with Paride Venturi in Bologna. He was winner of the Toti dal Monte International Competition in 1989 and in 1991. He sings for the world's leading opera houses including La Scala, Milan, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Vienna State Opera, Opéra-Bastille, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Rome Opera, Liceu, Barcelona, and for the Maggio Musicale, Florence, and the Salzburg Festival. His repertory includes Leporello, Figaro, Don Giovanni, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Giorgio (I puritani), Mustafà (L’italiana in Algeri), Selim, Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and Henry VIII (Anna Bolena).

D’Arcangelo is a recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon, with whom his recordings include Don Giovanni, Anna Bolena and collections of arias by Mozart and Handel.

News and features

The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

29 August 2014

Company to perform Macbeth and Don Giovanni in Tokyo, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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