Stefano Secco - Tenor - W Print

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 like 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 Teatro Verdi in Sassari and was immediately engaged by Teatro dell'Opera in Rome as a 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, Secco was soon cast to sing many important roles on the major stages worlwide, including: Rigoletto (Duca of Mantova) at Teatro Regio in Turin, Wiener Staatsoper, Theatre of Toulouse, Oper Frankfurt, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Venezia, Baltimore, Coruna, Arena of Avenches, Stockholm and Opéra Bastille in Paris; La Bohéme (Rodolfo) at 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 Deutsche Oper in Berlin; La Traviata (Alfredo) in Venice, Tokyo, Barcelona, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Florence and under the baton of R. Muti at La Scala in Milan; Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, at the Puccini Festival in Torre Del Lago and at Teatro Comunale in Florence; Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo) at Deutsche Oper Berlin,  in Liège and in Florence; Roberto Devereux in Oviedo and at Wiener Staatsoper; Arturo in I Puritani at Teatro Bellini in Catania under the baton of G. Kuhn and recorded by BMG; Gualtiero in Il Pirata in Amsterdam conducted by G. Carella; Nemorino ne L’Elisir d’Amore at Teatre Liceu in Barcelona and at Royal Opera House in London; the important role of De Grieux in Massenet’s Manon at Grand Theatre of Geneve and at Liceu in Barcelona; Simon Boccanegra (Gabriele Adorno) at Opéra Bastille in Paris, at La Scala and in Cagliari.  He was highly praised at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona in the difficult role of Osiride in Mosè in Egitto, with C. Scimone conducting. He then sang Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Teatro dell'Opera in Rome conducted by S. Ranzani and Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette at the new Auditorium Parco della Musica in a live radio broadcast under W. Chung; the role of Don Carlo at Opéra Bastille in a new and successful production directed by G. Vick; Luisa Miller (Rodolfo) at the Staatoper in Munich; a new production of Macbeth at Opéra Bastille in Paris; Werther (title role) at Oper Frankfurt, in bari, in Bologna, at the Wiener Staatsoper, Baden Baden; Gounod’s Faust (title role) at San Francisco Opera with great reviews from public and critics.

Recently Mr. Secco performed on the major stages worlwide: La Traviata at La Fenice in Venice and at Teatro Regio in Turin; the return to San Francisco Opera as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly conducted by N. Luisotti and then in Seattle and Berlin; La Bohème in Munich and Rome; I due Foscari in Trieste; Macbeth and Simon Boccanegra in Bilbao and with Placido Domingo in the title role in Los Angeles under the baton of James Conlon; Rigoletto at Montecarlo Opera; Verdi’s Requiem in Frankfurt; Un Ballo in Maschera at Macerata Festival; Roméo et Juliette at Arena di Verona; Roberto Devereux in Marseille. He obtained great reviews from public and critics singing Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Moscow with La Scala on the occasion of Bolshoi’s Theatre new opening and in St. Petersburg with Teatro Regio di Parma; I Masnadieri in Naples; Carmen in Venice; Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Opéra Bastille; Macbeth in Madrid and at La Scala.

Most recently:Nabucco, Roméo et Juliette and Un ballo in maschera at Arena di Verona; Madama Butterfly in Barcelona, Dresden, Chicago, Tokyo and Florence; Simon Boccanegra at Wiener Staatsoper and in Munich; La Traviata in Palermo; Il Trovatore (Manrico) in Graz; Tosca (Cavaradossi) in Wien.

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). 

Future engagements: Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo) in Salerno; Macbeth (Macduff) in Venice; Rigoletto (Duca di Mantova) in Cagliari; Un ballo in maschera (Riccardo) in Nantes and Rennes; Faust (title role) in Nice and Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) in Lisbon (Gulbenkian Fundaçao).

August 2018

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