Italian bass Tiziano Bracci made his Royal Opera debut in the 2013/14 Season as the Sacristan (Tosca) and has since returned to sing Ser Amantio di Nicolao (Gianni Schicchi).
Bracci trained at the International Academy of Music in Milan and made his professional debut as Timur (Turandot) at Teatro Coccia, Novara. In 2006 he won second place and the Audience Prize at the Francisco Viñas Competition, Barcelona. He is a former member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where his roles included Simone and Marco (Gianni Schicchi). He has appeared with major European companies including Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Dijon, Scottish Opera and Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. His repertory includes Doctor Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Sacristan, Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Schaunard (La bohème), Mustafà (L’italiana in Algeri), Don Geronio (Il turco in Italia), Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) and Fra Melitone (La forza del destino). Bracci appears regularly in concert, and has worked with such conductors as Yves Abel, Bertrand de Billy, Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Thomas Hengelbrock, Jacques Lacombe, Fabio Luisi and Zubin Mehta.
Bracci’s recordings include Capellio (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) for Deutsche Grammophon with Anna Netrebko and Elina Garanča, and Benoît and Alcindoro in a film of La bohème with Rolando Villazón and Netrebko.