pursueing his vocal studies at la Civica Scuola di Musica of Milan and the prestigious Curtis Institute, Philadelphia where his early opera performances led to highly successful European debuts including a prizewinning Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, conducted by Ton Koopman.
Since his 2007 UK debut as Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos for Garsington Opera, he has quickly made a name for himself here, with roles such as Robinson-Secret Marriage (Scottish Opera), Dandini-La Cenerentola (Garsington), Pete-Lost Highway (ENO), the Count-Capriccio (Grange Park), Guglielmo-Così fan tutte, and Schaunard-La Boheme (Opera North).
His operatic repertoire spans from Monteverdi to the present day, with over 50 roles performed, including several world premieres such as the title role of Achilleus (Flemish Opera), but if asked to choose, his preferences would lie with Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Strauss and Britten. Similarly indecisive is he with Song repertoire, as the music he most enjoys performing is that of Wolf, Schuman, Fauré, Tchaikovsky, Barber and Rorem.
Recent highlights include Don Giovanni in Rimini, Christus in Bach’s Johannes Passion for De Nationale Reisopera, Selim in Il Turco in Italia for Garsington Opera, and future engagements include roles at La Monnaie, The Netherlands Opera and Grange Park Opera.