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Erwin Schrott

Bass-Baritone

Biography

Erwin Schrott in action.
Erwin Schrott in Les Vêpres siciliennes, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2013

Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott made his Royal Opera debut in 2003 as Leporello (Don Giovanni) and has since returned to The Royal Opera to sing Banquo (Macbeth), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni, Jean Procida (Les Vêpres siciliennes) and Méphistophélès (Faust). In the 2019/20 Season he reprises the role of Don Giovanni.

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 the major opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Bavarian State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Liceu, Barcelona, and for festivals including the Rossini Opera Festival, Chorégies d’Orange and Arena di Verona. His repertory includes Count Almaviva and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni, Leporello, Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Sir Giorgio (I puritani), Enrico VIII (Anna Bolena), Selim (Il turco in Italia), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Attila, Procida, Ramfis (Aida), the four villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Escamillo (Carmen), Boito’s Mefistofele, Méphistophélès (both Faust and La Damnation de Faust) and Scarpia (Tosca).

He is an exclusive Sony Classical artist and has made two very successful solo recordings: the CD Arias and the album Rojotango, which reached world-wide recognition in 2011 and was awarded by the ECHO Classic Award (the European Grammy).

Videos

News and features

Your Reaction: What did you think of Gounod's Faust live in cinemas?

30 April 2019
Your Reaction: What did you think of Gounod's <em>Faust</em> live in cinemas?

David McVicar's production starring Michael Fabiano, Irina Lungu and Erwin Schrott was relayed live to cinemas around the world.

Watch LIVE: Insights into The Royal Opera's Faust on 26 March 2019

22 March 2019
Watch LIVE: Insights into The Royal Opera's <em>Faust</em> on 26 March 2019

Join the cast and creative team including Diana Damrau, Erwin Schrott and Michael Fabiano as they explore Gounod's supernatural opera.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative teams on Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro

5 October 2015
Watch: Members of the cast and creative teams on Mozart’s <em>Le nozze di Figaro</em>

Backstage films from the live relay of Le nozze di Figaro including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

Photos

Michael Fabiano as Faust, Irina Lungu as Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès in Faust, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès, Michael Fabiano as Faust and Irina Lungu as Marguerite in Faust, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès in Faust, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès in Faust, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès in Faust, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès in Faust, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès in Faust, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Roberto Tagliavini as Leporello and Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni and Myrto Papatanasiu as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Anita Hartig as Susanna and Erwin Schrott as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Procida and The Royal Opera Chorus in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Erwin Schrott as Procida and dancers in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Erwin Schrott as Procida and dancers in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Erwin Schrott as Procida in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene and Erwin Schrott as Procida in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Erwin Schrott as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro

Stéphane Degout as Valentin and Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès in Faust, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès and Irina Lungu as Marguerite in Faust, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès and Michael Fabiano as Faust in Faust, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès in Faust, The Royal Opera

Leon Kosavic as Masetto and Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Leon Kosavic as Masetto and Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni and Myrto Papatanasiu as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Deloitte Ignite: The Art of Singing

Erwin Schrott as Procida and dancers in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Production photo of Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Louise Alder as Zerlina and Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni and Malin Bystrom as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera