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Ildebrando D'Arcangelo


  • Hailed by critics for his stage presence and glorious basso cantabile voice, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo has made an outstanding name for himself as Mozart’s Figaro, Count Almaviva, Leporello and Don Giovanni. In recent years, he has added a number of major Verdi roles to his repertoire, most notably Attila, Fiesco Simon Boccanegra and Banco Macbeth as well as Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust and in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust.

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  • During the 2023/24 season, engagements include Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro at La Scala Milan, title role Attila with the Opera de Marseilles, a return to the Salzburg Festival as Publio La clemenza di Tito, Ernani in concert with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester conducted by Ivan Repušić, and Méphistophélès La damnation de Faust at Tivoli Vredenburg with Karina Canellakis.

    Ildebrando D’Arcangelo’s career has taken him to many of the world’s foremost opera houses, including the Vienna and Berlin state operas, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Paris Opera, La Scala Milan, Teatro Real Madrid and Metropolitan Opera. He made his Salzburg Festival debut in 1996 as Mozart’s Figaro, subsequently returning as Leporello and Don Giovanni. Among the conductors with whom he has worked are Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Tugan Sokhiev and Sir Antonio Pappano and Sir Goerg Solti.

    Ildebrando D’Arcangelo was a prizewinner at the International Toti Dal Monte Singing Competition in Treviso in 1989 and again in 1991. In addition to the aforementioned composers, his extensive repertoire also encompasses works by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Handel, Bizet, Boito and Stravinsky. Some of his finest performances have been released on DVD by labels that include Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Virgin Records. His more recent engagements include Count Almaviva at the Teatro alla Scala, Attila in Marseille and Ernani in Munich.


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'The voice sounds majestic, perfectly homogeneous across the entirety of the tessitura. The deep and generous timbre, the powerful bass, the imposing projection in the room, the robustness of the treble, and the striking truth of the interpretation...'

Olyrix, October 2023

Intermusica represents Ildebrando D'Arcangelo worldwide.

Nathan Morrison
Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
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Jonathan Turnbull
Associate Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
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