Stefano Secco
Tenor

Stefano Secco began his studies of piano and singing under the guidance of Alberto Soresina and subsequently received a diploma in percussion with Tullio De Piscopo. Secco privately followed Maestri as Franco Corelli, Franca Mattiucci and attended master classes led by Leyla Gencer and Renata Scotto, among others.

After his first professional experiences and various tours in Italy and abroad, he sang the role of Fenton in Falstaff at the Teatro Verdi in Sassari and was immediately engaged by the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome as soloist tenor for Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Berlioz’s Te Deum. On the same stage, he sang the role of Rodolfo in a successful production of La Bohème.

Following these performances, Stefano was soon cast to sing many important roles on the major stages worldwide, including: Rigoletto (Duca di Mantova) at the Regio in Turin, Wiener Staatsoper,  Opéra du Capitole in Toulouse, Oper Frankfurt, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, La Fenice in Venice, Baltimore, Coruna, Arena of Avenches, Stockholm and Opéra Bastille in Paris; La Bohéme (Rodolfo) at the Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Opéra Bastille in Paris, at the Puccini Festival in Torre Del Lago, in Wiesbaden and at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin; La Traviata (Alfredo) in Venice, Tokyo, Barcelona, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Florence and under the baton of Riccardo Muti at La Scala in Milan; Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) at the Opera in Rome, at the Puccini Festival in Torre Del Lago and in Florence; Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin,  in Liège and in Florence; Roberto Devereux in Oviedo and in Vienna; Arturo in I Puritani at the Teatro Bellini in Catania under the baton of G. Kuhn and recorded by BMG; Gualtiero in Il Pirata in Amsterdam; Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore at the Liceu in Barcelona and at Royal Opera House in London; De Grieux in Massenet’s Manon in Geneve and Barcelona; Simon Boccanegra (Gabriele Adorno) at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, at La Scala and in Cagliari. He was highly praised at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona as Osiride in Mosè in Egitto. Stefano sang Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Opera in Rome and Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette at the new Auditorium Parco della Musica in a live radio broadcast under Chung; the role of Don Carlo at Opéra Bastille in a new and successful production directed by G. Vick; Luisa Miller (Rodolfo) in Munich; a new production of Macbeth at the Opéra Bastille in Paris; Werther (title role) in Frankfurt and then in Bari, Bologna, Vienna and Baden Baden; Gounod’s Faust (title role) at the San Francisco Opera.

Other past engagemnts inluded: La Traviata at La Fenice in Venice and at the Regio in Turin; Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly conducted in San Francisco, Seattle and Berlin; La Bohème in Munich and Rome; I due Foscari in Trieste; Macbeth and Simon Boccanegra in Bilbao besides Placido Domingo in Los Angeles under the baton of James Conlon; Rigoletto in Monte-Carlo; Verdi’s Requiem in Frankfurt; Un Ballo in Maschera at the Macerata Festival; Roméo et Juliette at the Arena di Verona; Roberto Devereux in Marseille; I Masnadieri in Naples; Carmen in Venice; Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Opéra Bastille and Macbeth in Madrid and at La Scala; Verdi’s Messa da Requiem inFrankfurth, in  Moscow with La Scala for the new opening of the Bolshoi Theatre and in St. Petersburg with the Teatro Regio di Parma.

Most recently he performed in Nabucco, Roméo et Juliette and Un ballo in maschera at the Arena di Verona; Madama Butterfly in Barcelona, Dresden, Chicago, Tokyo and Florence; Simon Boccanegra, Werther and Tosca in Vienna and Munich; La Traviata in Palermo; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in Salerno; Macbeth and La Traviata at La Fenice in Venice; Rigoletto and Macbeth in Cagliari; the Ney Year Concert Gala in Algeri with the Teatro alla Scala in Milan under P. Carignani; Un ballo in maschera (Riccardo) in Nantes and Rennes; I Masnadieri in Valencia; Gounod's Faust in Nice; Stabat Mater in Trieste; La Bohème in Bari; Luisa Miller in Marseille and Stiffelio in Mulhouse and Strasbourg.

Plans include: Il Prigioniero with the London Symphony Orchestra and Stiffelio in Dijon.

Stefano Secco's discography includes: DVD Petite Messe Solennelle, R. Chaillyconducting; DVD Macbeth, Opera Paris (BelAir) T. Currentzis conducting; DVD Roméo et Juliette, Arena di Verona (BelAir); DVD Tosca, Torre del Lago Puccini; CD Favourite Italian Songs, Piano D. Abramovitz (Naxos); CD Simon Boccanegra (Studio Recording for Delos Records). 

May 2022