Ambrogio Maestri Baritone
Season 23/24 ArtistSeason 24/25 Artist

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Biography

Born in Pavia, Ambrogio Maestri studied piano and singing under Umberto Grilli. He made his debut in 2001 in the title role of Falstaff at La Scala in Milan and Teatro Verdi in Busseto (a role whose 250th performance he celebrated at the Vienna Staatsoper in 2016). At La Scala in Milan, Ambrogio Maestri has gone on to perform such iconic Verdi roles as Jago (Otello), Renato (A Masked Ball), Don Carlo di Vargas (The Force of Destiny) and Giorgio Germont (La Traviata).

He has performed on the major international opera stages, including New York's Metropolitan Opera, Opéra national de Paris, London's Royal Opera House, Vienna's Staatsoper and Berlin's Deutsche Oper. His repertoire includes Baron Scarpia (Tosca), Amonasro (Aida), the title roles in Simon Boccanegra, Rigoletto, Nabucco and Don Pasquale, as well as Gérard (Andrea Chénier), Dulcamara (L'Élixir d'amour) and Mamma Agata (Viva la Mamma). Ambrogio Maestri has worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Chailly, Antonio Pappano, James Levine, Marco Armiliato and Daniel Harding.

He has also worked with directors such as Robert Carsen, Peter Stein, Robert Wilson, Laurent Pelly and Damiano Michieletto. Last season, he performed the title roles of Don Pasquale and Gianni Schicchi at the Vienna Staatsoper, Baron Scarpia in Tokyo and Nagoya, Dulcamara at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and the title role of Don Pasquale at La Scala in Milan. In the 2024-2025 season, his roles include Baron Scarpia at the Staatsoper Hamburg and Vienna, Dulcamara at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Jack Rance (La Fille du Far-West) at the Staatsoper Hamburg and the title role of Don Pasquale at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie.

At the Opéra national de Paris: L'Élixir d'amour (Dulcamara), 2006, 2007, 2015, 2021; Rigoletto (title role), 2008; Falstaff (title role), 2013; Adriana Lecouvreur (Michonnet), 2024

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