Stefano Secco - Tenor - W Print

Born in Milan, he began studying piano and singing with Alberto Soresina and obtained a diploma in percussion with Tullio De Piscopo. His early experiences as a tenor include Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Berlioz's Te Deum and a successful production of La Bohème at the Rome Opera.

Appreciated by audiences and critics alike, he is a regular guest in the most important Italian and international theatres. Notable past engagements include: La Traviata at La Scala in Milan (conducted by Muti) and then in Venice, Tokyo, Barcelona, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Palermo, Florence, Turin, Genoa; I Masnadieri in Rome and Naples; Nabucco at the Arena in Verona; I due Foscari in Trieste; Verdi’s Giovanna D’Arco in Antwerp; Tosca in Palermo, Torre del Lago, Bologna, Venice and Seattle; Rigoletto in Turin, Palermo, Venice, Leipzig, Vienna, La Scala in Milan, and again in Toulouse, Frankfurt, La Coruña, Chicago Ravinia Festival, Avenches, Stockholm, Baltimore, Miami, Monte Carlo, Liège and at the Opéra Bastille in Paris; Don Carlo in Paris (Opéra Bastille and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), Vienna (Staastoper) and Oviedo; Simon Boccanegra in Paris (Opéra Bastille), Milan (La Scala), Los Angeles, Zurich, Bilbao, Munich and Cagliari; Macbeth in Bilbao, Paris (Opéra Bastille), Madrid and Milan (La Scala); Il Trovatore in Rome, London (Covent Garden) and Graz; Un Ballo in Maschera in Macerata, Munich, Nancy, Luxembourg and at the Arena di Verona; Luisa Miller in Munich and at the Cincinnati Opera Festival; Stiffelio in Venice; Carmen in Naples, Venice, Seoul and at the Arena di Verona; Gounod’s Faust in San Francisco; Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Opéra Bastille in Paris; Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto (Osiride) at the Filarmonico in Verona; Roberto Devereux in Oviedo, Marseille, Lyon, Paris (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées) and Vienna (Staatsoper); La fille du régiment in Bologna; Lucia di Lammermoor in Berlin (Deutsche Oper), Florence, Parma, Rome, Genoa, Beijing and Liège; L’Elisir d’amore in Barcelona, London (Covent Garden), Vienna (Staatsoper) and Helsinki; I Puritani in Catania; Massenet’s Manon in Geneva and Barcelona; Werther in Frankfurt, Bari, Bologna, Vienna (Staatsoper), Baden Baden and then on tour in Oman; Roméo et Juliette at the Arena di Verona; Madama Butterfly in Rome, Torre del Lago, Florence, Barcelona, Seattle, Berlin (Staatsoper), Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Hamburg and Dresden; La Bohème in Rome, Parma, Paris (Opéra Bastille), Berlin (Deutsche Oper), Zurich, Geneva, Bilbao, Turin, Savonlinna, Torre del Lago and Wiesbaden. In the concert repertoire, he is in great demand for Verdi’s Requiem, which he performed in Frankfurt, Masada (with the Arena di Verona), with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala (conducted by Barenboim) on the occasion of the reopening of the Bol’šoj Theatre in Moscow, with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Conlon) and in St. Petersburg, on tour with the Teatro Regio di Parma (conducted by Temirkanov).

He received, among others, the “Jussi Bjoerling” prize from the Swedish Embassy, the “Beniamino Gigli” prize and the “Flaviano Labò” prize.

His recordings include: Petite Messe Solennelle (EuroArts, dir. Chailly); Macbeth, (BelAir, dir. Currentzis); Roméo et Juliette from the Arena di Verona (BelAir); Tosca (Dynamic); Italian Songs and Ballads (Naxos); Simon Boccanegra (Delos Records, with Hvorostovsky); Madama Butterfly (Pentatone); “Crescendo”, his first solo album (Delos Records), and “Ave Maria for two voices” (Halidon, with Sarah MPunga).

Recent engagements include: Werther and Tosca in Vienna (Staatsoper); Lucia di Lammermoor in Salerno; Macbeth and Traviata in Venice; Macbeth and Rigoletto in Cagliari; a New Year’s Gala with the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in Algiers; Un ballo in maschera in Nantes and Rennes; I Masnadieri in Valencia; Faust in Nice; Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Trieste; La Bohème in Bari; Luisa Miller in Marseille; Stiffelio in Strasbourg, Mulhouse and Dijon; Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero (Grande Inquisitore) with the London Symphony Orchestra (dir. Pappano); the world premiere of the orchestral version of Puccini’s Romanze (orch. Marco Quagliarini) with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto; Tosca and Norma in Messina and I Vespri siciliani at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna.

November 2023

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