The tenor Edgardo Rocha was born in Rivera (Uruguay) and studied piano and choral and orchestral conducting. He started to study voice as well in Montevideo, with B. Pazos and R. Pierotti, and continued his studies in Italy with S. Fisichella, R. Blake and (currently) J. Ansorena. In 2010 he made his acclaimed debut in Donizetti’s Gianni di Parigi (title role) at the Martina Franca Festival, and received further invitations from opera houses in Italy and beyond. He is above all an interpreter of Rossini roles: Don Ramiro in Stuttgart, Sevilla, Lausanne, Monte Carlo, in the film »La cenerentola, una favola« in diretta by Andrea Andermann (RAI and Mondovision) and on a European tour with Cecilia Bartoli, Count Almaviva (»Il barbiere di Siviglia«) in Vienna, Valencia, Madrid, Naples, Lausanne, Munich, Dresden, Zurich, Paris-Bastille, Tel Aviv, Hamburg, Verona, Rome, Lugano, Lindoro (»L’italiana in Algeri«) in Vienna and Barcelona, »La scala di seta«, Iago (Otello«), Belfiore (»Il viaggio a Reims«), »Le Comte Ory«, »Il turco in Italia« in Zurich, »La gazzetta« in Liège, »Il turco in Italia« in Turin, Rodrigo (»Otello«) at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and the Salzburg Festival, Iago, »La gazza ladra« and »Il turco in Italia« at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, »La donna del lago« and »L’italiana in Algeri« at the Salzburg Festival, »La donna del lago« in Marseille, Libenskof (»Il viaggio a Reims«) in Dresden. In addition, there are »Don Pasquale« in Florence and Verona, »Così fan tutte« in Naples and Turin, »Les pêcheurs de perles« in Nancy, »I puritani« in Stuttgart, Léopold (»La Juive«) in Munich, »Anna Bolena« (»Rubini« version) in Lausanne, »Der Rosenkavalier« in Dresden. His busy concert schedule includes Rossini’s »Stabat Mater« (Teatro Verdi Trieste, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Festival de Saint-Denis etc). He works with conductors such as Giacomo Sagripanti, Riccardo Frizza, Daniele Rustioni, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Omer Meir Wellber, Jesús López Cobos, Stefano Montanari, Myung-Whun Chung, Giuliano Carella, Bertrand de Billy, James Conlon, Enrique Mazzola and Diego Fasolis, and with directors such as Ettore Scola, Damiano Michieletto, Moshe Leiser/Patrice Caurier, Jürgen Flimm, Christoph Marthaler, Davide Livermore, Jossi Wieler/Sergio Morabito and Gabriele Salvatores.