Born in Rimini, he starts studying piano at a very young age, moving then to singing, graduating at Pesaro’s Rossini Conservatory under Robleto Merolla. Still a student, he wins the 2nd prize at the Ferruccio Tagliavini competition, the 1st Prize and the “Teatro dell’Opera di Roma” and “Orchestra Sinfonica della Karinzia” prizes at the R. Zandonai competition, as well as the 1st Prize and the “Circolo Lirico G. Verdi” prize at the Gianfranco Masini competition in Reggio Emilia.
He made his debut in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Riva del Garda, followed by Dvoŕak’s Jakobin at the Wexford Festival. He immediately started an international career which led him to: Bologna (Barbiere di Siviglia, Giulio Cesare), Naples (Tancredi. Trovatore), Parma and Catania (Sonnambula, Bohème), Trieste, Montecarlo, Genova (Lucia di Lammermoor directed by Graham Vick, released on dvd), Edinburgh (Zelmira, Adelaide di Borgogna, both recorded live by Opera Rara), Busseto, Stuttgart, Thessaloniki, Turin and Rome (Semiramide, Don Giovanni), Florence, Spoleto Ancona (Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle), Barcelona (Lucia directed by Carsen, Incoronazione di Poppea directed by Alden), Pesaro (Otello, Zelmira, Demetrio e Polibio, Ciro in Babilonia, Tancredi, Stabat Mater and Petite messe), London (Pia de’ Tolomei at the Royal Festival Hall, Diluvio universale at Drury Lane), Moscow, Athens, Bilbao (Capuleti, Maria Stuarda).
On the concert platform he sang Mozart’s Requiem in Turin, Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Catania and, under M° Zedda, in Pesaro and Bolzano, Mozart’s Kronungmasse conducted by Hogwood in Bologna and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Mexico, Liverpool and with Orchestra Verdi in Milan conducted by M° Axelrod. He appeared several times in Recital for the Rosenblatt Series in London with Vincent Scalera. Under M° Chailly he made his debuts at La Scala with Rossini’s Stabat Mater and at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Barbican Centre in London with Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.
Among his recent engagements: Il Diluvio Universale in St. Gallen, Pietra del paragone in Sassari, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Venice, Lucrezia Borgia (Alfonso) in Liege and Padova, Il Viaggio a Reims (Sydney) in Santa Cecilia under Nagano, in Florence, Wildbad (cd recording) and Copenhagen, Guillaume Tell and Caterina Cornaro at the Amsterdam Konzertgebouw, Don Giovanni at La Scala, in Dallas and Turin, Maria Stuarda in Palermo, Bergamo, Barcelona, Moscow and at the Megaron in Athens, Il Trovatore in Koln and Amsterdam, Lucia di Lammermoor in Venice, Washington and Turin, Linda di Chamounix in Barcelona, La gazza ladra and L’Italiana in Algeri in Verona, Macbeth (Banquo) in Jesi, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Verdi’s Messa da Rquiem under M° Noseda in Japan with Teatro Regio in Turin, Guglielmo Tell in Turin and Edimburgh under M° Noseda, Messa da Requiem with Orchestra Verdi in Piacenza, Petite Messe Solennelle in Pesaro and La Coruna under M° Zedda, Rossini’s Stabat Mater under M° Noseda in Turin and Paris as well as in Bari under Daniele Rustioni, Le nozze di Figaro in Dallas and Turin, I Puritani (under M° Michele Mariotti) in Turin, La Damnation de Faust in St. Gallen, London (under Valery Gergiev) and Berlin, Semiramide in Marseille, Bordeaux and Florence, Otello in Barcelona and Naples, La Sonnambula in Bilbao, Cenerentola (Alidoro) in Florence, Maometto II in Rome and Wildbad.
Among his future engagements: his debut as Roger in Verdi’s Jerusalem at the Verdi Festival in Parma, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella at the San Carlo in Naples, Semiramide for his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Marseille and in Luxembourg, Don Giovanni in Turin, Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Lisboa, La Sonnambula and Il Viaggio a Reims in Beijing.
His discography includes: Zelmira, L’esule di Granata, Sofonisba, Adelaide di Borgogna and Il Diluvio Universale for Opera Rara, Lucia on dvd for Tdk, Dvorak’s Jakobin for Fonè, a Recital for Bongiovanni, Petite Messe on dvd for Euroarts.