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Roberto De Candia has established an extraordinary international career, performing regularly on the world’s most prestigious concert stages and opera houses including Teatro alla Scala, Covent Garden, Metropolitan, Wiener Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Glyndebourne Festival, Opéra Comique de Paris, New National Theatre in Tokyo, Opernhaus in Zürich, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper in München, Monnaie in Bruxelles, Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, ROF in Pesaro, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Regio di Parma.

Roberto De Candia’s command of both vocal and acting skills ensures that he is known throughout the world for his vivid and powerful performances. His operatic repertoire, apart from Verdi, ranges from Rossini to Puccini. He has sung in opera and concert with some among the world’s leading conductors, including John Eliot Gardiner, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, Giuseppe Sinopoli and Alberto Zedda.

As a renowned performer of Rossinian roles, he has been a regular guest at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. After his debut there in 1996 as Parmenione in L’occasione fa il ladro, Roberto De Candia performed in the following seasons in Il signor Bruschino (Bruschino Padre, 1997), Adina, ovvero il Califfo di Bagdad, Il viaggio a Reims (1999), La cenerentola (Dandini; 2000) and Il turco in Italia (Poeta Posdocimo; 2002), Le Comte Ory (Raimbaud; 2009), Il Signor Bruschino (Bruschino padre; 2012).

A regular guest of the Teatro alla Scala, where he made his debut opening the 1996/07 season as Ubalde in Gluck’s Armide, he performed in several other productions, such as Poeta Prosdocimo in Il turco in Italia, as Antonio in Linda di Chamounix, as Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, as Melitone in La forza del destino (also toured to Japan in 2000), as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia (1999, 2002), as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore (1998, 2001), as Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri (2003) and as Leporello in Il dissoluto assolto (2006). After his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1998 as Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon, he was invited back to the Met to sing La cenerentola (Dandini), L’elisir d’amore (Belcore), La bohème, Massenet’s Manon, L’italiana in Algeri and Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac (alongside Placido Domingo).

He opened the 2015/16 season Don Pasquale (title role) at Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, followed by his return to Teatro Regio di Parma as Conte d’Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and his opera company debut with Muscat Opera in Oman as Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore (a tour with La Fenice of Venice).

Among his future plans are L’elisir d’amore (Dulcamara) at Liceu de Barcelona, Falstaff (title role) and Fedora at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, La donna serpente at Teatro Regio di Torino, Linda di Chamounix at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Falstaff (title role) at San Diego and at NCPA in Beijing, as well as Cyrano at New York MET.

His recent engagements have included successful productions of La forza del destino and L’elisir d’amore (Dulcamara) at Teatro Regio di Parma, Falstaff (title role) and Don Giovanni (Leporello) at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Don Pasquale at Finnish National Opera of Helsinki, Il mondo della luna (Bonafede) at Opéra de Montecarlo, La forza del destino (Fra Melitone) at Liceu de Barcelona, La traviata (Germont) at Semperoper in Dresden, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) at Teatro Verdi in Trieste and at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées de Paris, Il matrimonio segreto (Conte Robinson) and L’italiana in Algeri at Teatro Regio di Torino, he also returned to Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro to perform Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro.

His discography includes Galante’s Corradino, Pacini’s Saffo, Mascagni’s Messa di Gloria, La cenerentola (ROF Edition), Il turco in Italia, with Riccardo Chailly (Decca; Gramophone Award winner), La bohème, again with Riccardo Chailly (Decca).

Roberto De Candia began his musical studies as a cellist. He started his vocal studies under Lajos Kozma, later working with Sesto Bruscantini. A winner of the International Competition “Adriano Belli” in Spoleto in 1990, soon after he made two prestigious debuts: at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and at the Teatro Regio di Parma in Massenet’s Manon.

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