Italian bass Andrea Mastroni began his musical education as a clarinettist before moving to vocal studies where he graduated from the Istituto Claudio Monteverdi in Cremona. His awards include the Mario Basiola prize (2005), the Giuseppe Di Stefano prize (Trapani) for his portrayl of Sparafucile Rigoletto, the Bibiena (Mantua) prize (2007) and the XXXVII Prize Franco Abbiati for his performance in Perocco’s Aquagranda at Teatro La Fenice. Andrea’s repertoire include Rocco (Fidelio), Seneca (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Hunding (Die Walküre), Selim (Il turco in Italia), Il Re di Scozia (Ariodante), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Licomede (Achille in Sciro), Mustàfa (Italiana in Algeri), Il Grande Inquisitore (Don Carlo) and the title roles in Don Giovanni and Don Pasquale among many others. He has appeared at Metropolitan Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, Teatro Real Madrid, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Cincinnati Opera, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Teatro Massimo Di Palermo, and Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Andrea has recently recorded a new Handel Agrippina for Erato with Il Pomo d’Oro, and the solo disc Melancholia – Handel arias for bass with the Accademia dell’ Annunciata.