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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, and the title role in Don Giovanni on The Royal Opera’s 2015 tour to Japan. He returns in the 2017/18 Season to sing Banquo (Macbeth) and Leporello.

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), Henry VIII (Anna Bolena) and Attila.

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

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The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

29 August 2014
The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

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

Photos

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Leporello, Mariusz Kwiecień as Don Giovanni and Willard W. White as The Commendatore in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

Leah-Marian Jones as Zaida and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim in Il turco in Italia

Aleksandra Kurzak as Fiorilla and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim in Il turco in Italia

Aleksandra Kurzak as Fiorilla and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim in Il turco in Italia

Aleksandra Kurzak as Fiorilla and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim in Il turco in Italia

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim, Leah-Marian Jones as Zaida, Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio, Aleksandra Kursak as Fiorilla and Colin Less as Don Narciso in Il Turco in Italia

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Figaro in Le nozze di figaro

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Leporello in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Banquo in Macbeth The Royal Opera

Aleksandra Kurzak as Fiorilla, Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim in Il turco in Italia

Colin Lee as Don Narciso, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim, Aleksandra Kurzak as Fiorilla & Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio in Il turco in Italia

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim in Il turco in Italia

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim in Il Turco in Italia

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo in Carmen

Alexandra Kurzak as Susanna and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Figaro in Le nozze di figaro

Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Countess Almaviva, Alexandra Kurzak and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Figaro in Le nozze de figaro