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Roberto Saccà

Tenor

Biography

Roberto Saccà in action.
Roberto Saccà in The Gambler, The Royal Opera © ROH/Clive Barda, 2010

Germany-based Italian tenor Roberto Saccà sings Tenor/Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. His previous roles with The Royal Opera have been Alexy Ivanovitch (The Gambler), Leukippos (Daphne, in concert) and Orfeo (Haydn’s L’anima del filosofo).

Saccà grew up in Germany. His Sicilian heritage led him to study Italian bel canto and his early performance experience included singing folksongs in the style of Mario Lanza on television. He later studied singing in Stuttgart and in Karlsruhe, where he broadened his repertory, and in the 1990s began a fruitful relationship with Zürich Opera. His interest in the music of Richard Strauss began in 2002 when he sang Leukippos for Deutsche Oper Berlin. Since then he has sung for many leading opera houses in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, including Hamburg State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Zürich Opera, Frankfurt Opera and the Salzburg Festival.

A leading Mozart tenor, in recent years Saccà has broadened his repertory to include many 20th-century roles, including Fritz (Der ferne Klang), Walter (Weinberg’s Die Passagierin), Emperor (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and the title roles in Peter Grimes and Palestrina. In 2012 he sang his first Walter von Stolzing (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) for Salzburg Festival. Saccà also has a wide concert repertory.

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