Roberto Accurso

Born in Catania, he studied in Milan with Carla Castellani. Winner of the international competition “Adriano Belli» at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto (1993), where he attended the master classes of Mietta Sighele, Roberto Accurso made his operatic debut in Spoleto as Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen, a new version of the Bizet’s masterpiece staged by Peter Brook and Marius Constant. He also performed in Spoleto as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore.

Since then, he has been invited by major Italian and international opera houses: Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,  Teatro Regio di Parma, Arena di Verona, and by international institutions such asTeatre Liceu de Barcelona, Frankfurt Oper, Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper München, De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie de Bruxelles, Festival d’Aix-en Provence, Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofía” Valencia, Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, New National Theatre Tokyo.

Roberto Accurso has collaborated with such conductors as Marc Albrecht, Bruno Bartoletti, Daniele Callegari, Paolo Carignani, Riccardo Chailly, Alan Curtis, Daniele Gatti, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Alain Lombard, Peter Maag, Zubin Mehta, John Neschling, Daniel Oren, Seiji Ozawa, Evelino Pidò, Michel Plasson, Kazushi Ono, Stefano Ranzani, Wladimir Jurowski, Nicola Rescigno e Carlo Rizzi, and with stage directors such as Daniele Abbado, Henning Brockhaus, Robert Carsen, Filippo Crivelli, Hugo De Ana, Piero Faggioni, Alberto Fassini, Ugo Gregoretti, Lorenzo Mariani, Giancarlo Menotti, Laurent Pelly, Giorgio Pressburger, Luca Ronconi, Carlos Saura, Stefano Vizioli, Peter Mussbach, Jossy Weiler and Franco Zeffirelli. 

He performed in such productions as La traviata at Teatro alla Scala for the opening of the season 2013/14; La fanciulla del West at Opéra National de Paris and at Opéra de Montecarlo; Guillaume Tell (Leuthold) at La Monnaie de Bruxelles and at De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam; Don Giovanni (Masetto) at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari; La cenerentola (Dandini) at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; L’elisir d’amore (Belcore) at Frankfurt Oper; Lucrezia Borgia at Liceu de Barcelona and at Bayerische Staatsoper; La bohème (Schaunard) in Munich with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and at Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago; Turandot at Aalto-Musiktheater Essen and at Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago; La bohème at the Terme di Caracalla in Rome, Madama Butterfly at Liceu de Barcelona and at the Terme di Caracalla in Rome; La Traviata (Giorgio Germont) at Wexford Opera Festival; Cyrano de Bergerac (Raguenau) at Palau de les Arts de Valencia, alongside Placido Domingo.

His discography includes, among others, I pagliacci along with Andrea Bocelli (Decca), Il barbiere di Siviglia (Sony), a new Decca recording of Andrea Chénier along with Andrea Bocelli, Violeta Urmana and Lucio Gallo, and such DVD releases as Otello at the Liceu in Barcelona along with Josè Cura, Carmen at the Arena di Verona (staged by Franco Zeffirelli), Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam (Opus Art).

LATEST PERFORMANCES: La bohème at Teatro Real de Madrid; La traviata at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; Carmen at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli; Rigoletto at De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam; Le nozze di Figaro at Liceu de Barcelona;  La traviata and Gianni Schicchi at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Don Giovanni (Leporello) at Teatro Verdi di Sassari.

FORTHCOMING PROJECTS: La traviata at at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, at Terme di Caracalla in Rome and in Japan in tour with Opera di Roma;  Andrea Chénier at Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico; L’amour de trois Orange at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.

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