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Erwin Schrott

Bass-baritone Erwin Schrott is acclaimed internationally in the world ́s most prestigious operatic theatres such as Milan ́s Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper, Washington National Opera, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Hamburg State Opera, Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie in Brussels, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova and many others.

Born in Montevideo he started his operatic career at the age of 22 as Roucher in Andrea Chénier. He won competitions such as “Carlos Gomez”, “Juventudes Musicales” before winning the competition “Operalia”. From there, a dazzling career followed making debuts in one major opera house after another in quick succession. As Don Giovanni and Leporello in Mozarts Don Giovanni he became the interpreter of reference as a Mozartian Singer in which he still celebrates huge success all over the world. Engagements of the title role in Don Giovanni followed in London, Milan, Florence, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seville, Torino and with the Metropolitan Opera; as well as Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Zurich Opera and in Valencia. Other roles in his repertoire include Pagano in Verdi ́s I Lombardi alla prima Crociata, the title role in Attila, Banquo in Macbeth, Escamillo in Carmen, Mefistofele from Boito, Berlioz and Gounod as well as Donizetti ́s L'Elisir D'Amore. In 2013, he debuted the role of Procida in Les vêpres siciliennes at Covent Garden, repeating the role later in Copenhagen in 2015 and in the new production of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich 2018.

As exclusive Sony Classical artist with two very successful recordings: CD Arias; his Rojotango Album reached world wide recognition in 2011 and was awarded by the ECHO Classic Award.

The crowning glory of the season 2018/19 formed further Faust at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Tosca at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and Don Giovanni at the Opera Festival Chorégies d ́Orange, along with a gala concert at the Munich Opera Festival (Bayerische Staatsoper) called “Tango Diablo” in summer 2019.

The season 2019/20 started for Erwin Schrott with Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, L’elisir d’amore at the Teatro Real in Madrid and a debut in Anna Bolena at the Royal Opera House in Oman.

Erwin Schrott ́s upcoming opera productions are Carmen and Tosca at Wiener Staatsoper, Les contes d'Hoffmann in Vienna and Liege, Les vêpres siciliennes and L’elisir d’amore in Munich.

Besides his work as operatic singer Erwin Schrott dedicates his time and work yearly to various charity organisations who help and support kids in need.

January 2021