Francesco Ellero-d'Artegna

Soloist, Bass
He was born in Ravascletto, Italy, on 15/12/1948. He studied at the conservatories of Mantua and Trieste. He has been awarded numerous distinctions in international song contests. In 1981, he debuted at the Verona Arena, in the role of Zaccaria [Nabucco], and in 1986 he made his first appearance at La Scalla in Milan, in the operas Aida and Nabucco, conducted by Riccardo Muti. He has sung in leading roles at the most prestigious opera houses world-wide, under the conduction of distinguished maestros, such as Georges Prêtre, James Conlon, Sir Colin Davis, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Zubin Mehta, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Claudio Abbado. His repertoire includes the roles of Don Giovanni and Leporello (Don Giovanni), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Silva (Ernani), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Filippo II (Don Carlo), Mephistopheles (Mefistofele) and Attila (Attila). In 1987, he sang in the film version of La bohème, directed by Luigi Comencini. In Athens, he interpreted leading roles in the operas Lucrezia Borgia, Don Carlo, I vespri siciliani (Athens Concert Hall - Megaron), and Nabucco (GNO, in the role of Zaccaria, 2006-07, Olympia Theatre). In 2007, he directed Aida at the Avenches Opera Festival in Switzerland. He has recorded, among others, for the record companies Decca, Philipps, Deutsche Gramophone, Erato and Naxos, in collaboration with Pavarotti, Carreras, Gruberová, Marton, Noutsi and Alagna. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of the productions below is continually updated.